Cairo Journals

Cairo Vacations

A travel journal to Cairo by voice_radio

Quote: Cairo is the focal point of Egypt, but it is also an immensely interesting place culturally, with all the Muslim, Greek, Roman, Christian, and, of course, ancient Egyptian influences still seen.

Cairo Vacations

Overview

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Cairo was my first stop on a memorable trip to Egypt. Which is, perhaps, quite natural, because such a city can not but surprise one. Besides spectacular vistas of the Pyramids from the Cairo Tower and from some of the suburbs of the city, there are many other things to see, some adding charm, some bewildering, most of them exotic. Cairo is a city of sounds, smells, and colors. The sounds are those of the car horns squeezed by somewhat impatient drivers (by the way, do the locals know anything about the rules of the road? like speed limits, I mean), or the voices of the preachers calling the faithful Muslims to prayer meetings from the minarets. Then there are the colors of the l...Read More

Egyptian Museum

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Attraction

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This is the museum of Egyptian antiquities to visit, even though you might find loads of them in the museums of Paris, London, New York, Rome, Berlin, et cetera. But this one, located, as it’s easy to guess, in Cairo, is probably the most in terms of atmosphere. It was founded in the 19th century by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, who also discovered some of ancient Egypt’s most valuable treasures. And today it is housing the world's most valuable collection of its kind. The museum is kind of a traveler itself. It was first founded in 1858 at Bulaq (I could not even find it on the map today), then it was moved to Giza – which was perhaps its most suit...Read More

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Egyptian Museum
Tahrir Square
Cairo, Egypt
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