Journals Cairo

A Jewel on the Nile

Created by Prosperine on January 5, 2011 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
2 Stories

Few cities in the world as ancient, mysterious and immense as Cairo, Egypt boasting a population of 21 million. You may be surprised to hear it's quite cosmopolitan and modern as it is a center of tourism. Desperate to escape those winter blahs? Try a long weekend in Cairo

Pyramids, Popes and Parallel Worlds

Created by Liam Hetherington on October 5, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

9 Reviews

Some of Cairo's most intriguing sights are out on its fringes. Fields of pyramids stretch along the edge of the desert from Giza. South of the centre lies the religious 'Coptic Cairo' in the old Roman fort. In Cairo the ancient and the modern coexist in parallel.

Conquering Al-Qahira: a Walk Through Old Cairo

Created by Liam Hetherington on March 1, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

11 Reviews
1 Story

Known in Arabic as 'al-Qahira', 'The Conqueror', Cairo is a daunting experience for the first-time visitor. This journal charts my walk through its Islamic core.

Cairo: We're Literally in BFE!

Created by Carmen on June 3, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

8 Reviews

Ancient, but new. Fascinating, but frustrating. Cairo is a city you won't soon forget!

Discovering Ancient Memphis

Created by kwasiak on August 24, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

8 Reviews

I began my tour of Ancient Egypt here in Cairo, where I visited the sites of the ancient capital of Memphis. I also ended my tour here visiting the area of Old Cairo.



Phascinating Pharoahs

Created by Gaires2359 on October 1, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

9 Reviews
2 Stories

This is a mystical land where most of the ancient wonders once stood and the Giza Plateau still stands.

Cairo - Ancient and Modern

Created by mightywease on June 16, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

It is really difficult to try and sum up Cairo in a few words, so I shall simply use a quote from The Thousand and One Nights: "He who has not seen Cairo has not seen the world".

Egypt: The Jewel of the Nile

Created by lwoodie on May 25, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

11 Reviews

Having become interested in King Tutankhamun when I was 6, I had high hopes for this trip. I expected it to be the thing of my dreams with colorful hieroglyphics, the Sphinx looking over the land, and King Ramses II in bejeweled splendor. And you know what? I was right.

Crazy Cairo

Created by ZUIKUTIS on May 20, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

First impressions of Cairo: total chaos, no traffic rules, tauts on every corner, but somehow so interesting, mysterious, and unexpected. . . The city that never sleeps. . . And the car horns beep literally every second.

A Hectic Week in Cairo

Created by jim on March 28, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

13 Reviews
1 Story

I explored Cairo extensively, so I saw the "real" Cairo as well as the more touristy side. It was an amazing trip that I will never forget.

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