- Posted August 3, 2014 by
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Cairo-The Arabian city which never sleeps
Cairo has a lot to offer. I started my Cairo trip from Tahrir where I stayed in Canadian hostel a good place which was clean for 20 LE. Tahrir could be termed as the focal point of the city since it is kind of the middle of the city one can easily go to Giza , old city etc , the subway is here as well so transportation is not a problem.
The pyramids are still amazing pieces of art. Aside from that Cairo offers good cheap food definitely try the falafel from Felfela and the food at Gad , restaurant, is also good. Those of you who like subway sandwiches you would forget them once you eat Momen which is a local chain.
Egyptians pastime is shopping and eating and that you can always experience.
giza, the pyramids what else
In Cairo there are loads of places to go. Starting from the old city , the citadel ( al ala) as it is called is an amazing piece of architecture. Besides one can also go to Al Azhar University and the recently opened park I failed to recall its name but this park pictures included is beautiful as it breaks the monotony of the city and it has some amazing views of the old city. the Khan e Khalili souk is also a must see especially if one wants to see bargaining but one can be easily in the labyrinth of alleys. For belly dancing viewing one can go to sharae harm although some of the areas there are a bit off limits I mean creepy.
Nasr city is the new city. This is where the big shopping malls are located like city stars etc although branded stuff in Egypt is very expensive. But there is this amazing coffee scene here and with guys and girls hanging around like in any country.
For people wanting to stay put in Cairo I would recommend do their shopping from Saudi super market for the week where prices are knocked down and they can save a lot of money and it can easily be reached by metro from Tahrir.
Qasre nil which is where the Nile flows is also a place to go to and where in the evenings most of the people come to take a ride in a boat. Had fun dancing to the Egyptian tunes. The boat ride is inexpensive to say the least!!