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The Historical City of Cairo

The Historical City of Cairo

In terms of historical significance, Cairo is one of the most important cities in the world. Its rich history goes back thousands of years, and the culture and structures that have survived bear witness to the numerous legends about the birth of a powerful city. Shortly after unifying Upper and Lower Egypt, Menes, the first King-God of the Dynastic period, established the capital of Memphis in around 3100 BC. Many accounts suggest that Memphis predated Menes’ arrival and that it had a huge influ…

Cairo Transport and Accommodation Guide

Cairo Transport and Accommodation Guide

In your mind you are probably thinking you are to some place that time forgot. But Cairo is just like any major city in the world. It has plenty of hotels to meet your lodging needs and has a vast transportation network to accommodate your transportation needs.From the airportFrom the Cairo International Airport, you can take a cab to get to your hotel. If you do not have reservations yet, you can ask you cab driver to recommend a good place to stay in. Taxi fare from the airport to the center o…

Cairo: The Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Cairo: The Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Egypt is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Pyramids of Giza, located just outside of Cairo, never cease to amaze tourists. The Sphinx is also located just in front of the great Pyramids, same as  the lesser known Saqqara or the Step Pyramid. The Pyramids Of GizaFrom the center of the Cairo, you can take a cab or minibus, and then to get to the pyramids, you can take a horse or a buggy. Or for an ultimate desert experience, take a camel. If you want to take a camel, haggle. Hard….

Guide to Shopping in Cairo

Guide to Shopping in Cairo

Cairo has been a shopping haven for centuries now. It has been the trading place of people from Africa, the Middle East and even people from Asia. These traders put up tents to sell of barter their goods. Although these days, peddlers hawk imitations of famous brands, you could still find peddlers who sell authentic merchandise. Khan Al-KhaliliOn your shopping expedition around Cairo, you may feel like you went back in time. You will find local and foreign merchants selling gold, copper, textile…