Cairo & Surrounding Region History

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Cairo, Cairo & Surrounding Region, Egypt
When travelling in Cairo and the more cultured parts of Egypt it is important to have your wits about you. I would suggest that women never travel alone and travel between cities/districts on transport that has an armed guard. It has been known that passengers on night buses have been held at gunpoint. People will also ask to see your passport when travelling between cities.
There are many beggars in Cairo, some of which have removed their own limbs to encourage donations, it is very sad but true unfortunately.
People will expect you to haggle with them. If you pay what is being asked, you have definitely been done!
The streets are lined with markets and bizarres, selling more or less anything you can think of. Market traders will pester you so much that you may become frustrated and annoyed. It is best to just ignore these people, rather than get stressed out. Its not worth the hassle!
The pyramids at Giza are an essential expedition when in Egypt. They are quite spectacular. Do not believe pessimists who suggest that they are not as good as they expected. These people obviously do not appreciate their glory. Make sure that you have guided tours where possible to gain an in-depth appreciation of these magnificent structures. There is access into 2 of the pyramids for a small charge. It is very claustrophobic inside and is not suitable for asthmatics or people with back problems. There is not a great deal to see inside, no tombs or hieroglyphics, however it is a very humbling feeling to be inside such a structure, having known its history.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is absolutely amazing. Take lots of time to have a good look round and if nothing else, pay the extra few pounds to see the 'Mummy Room'! The room contains several real mummies, preserved in glass cabinets. These remains are thousands of years old, some of which still have their hair, fingernails, and eyeballs.
There are floors in the museum dedicated to Tutankhamun . Anyone expecting his mummy to be here will be disappointed as his remains are at the Valley Of The Kings, South West Egypt. However, there is an extensive collection of his jewellery, headdresses etc and the numerous sarcophagases/tombs he was buried in to keep his body protected.
The Citadel is also a place to visit while in Eygpt. This is the most famous mosque in Islam as it contains the body of Mohammed the prophet. Visitors have to prepare themselves before entering the building. Shoes have to be removed and women need to cover any naked pieces of flesh with large sheet-like pieces of material. The building is made from alabaster which was taken from the Great Pyramid of Giza. The alabaster was used as a protective covering, yet was taken to build the mosque. The pyramid has a small tip of alabaster remaining, which looks like snow from a distance.
The best piece of advice I can give is to have a tour guide wherever possible, and sample as much culture in this city as you can possibly digest. Tour guides provide masses of information and take you to places you could not possibly find if travelling on your own. Cairo is the 3rd most populated city in the world (18 million citizens) and definitely deserves to be explored in detail.
Would I go back?????
At the drop of a hat!!!!!
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Cairo, Cairo & Surrounding Region, Egypt
The Main muzeum must be seen for sure for those who likes history, archeology and art!
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If you're planning to visit the Egyptian Museum during your stay, leave it til the end f the trip - it will mean so much more when you know a little more about the history, etc..... You'll be able to look at things, and imagine them where they originally stood.
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E gypt is the land of the finest ancient civilizations and the promising bright future, invites you to one of the most enjoyable trips of your life.
The Egyptian civilization is one of the oldest ones in human history. Inscriptions on the various Egyptian monuments emphatically date it back to 7000 years. Situated at the crossroad of the world, it is so easy to visit Egypt.

Y ou may enjoy, at little cost, a trip to Egypt. A trip stimulating to mind and pleasing to the heart. Amidst immortal ancient monuments dating from some of the oldest civilizations ever created by man : Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, early Christian and Islamic civilizations.

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Cairo, now we call it the large Cairo because it is combination in between 03 cities ( Cairo – Giza – Kaliobia ) with about 20.000. 000 citizens .

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The best sightseeing i really like are  1)Pyramids and Sphinx 2)Boat in the nile by night time 3)Smoking Hookah at Khan El Khalele 4)Eating Rice Pudding at Saber or El Malky 5)Visitng The Cairo Tower 6)Visiting Egyptian History Musem
Not recommended for Gay or Lesbian

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