It’s not love at first sight with Cairo. The city of over nine million (20 million in Greater Cairo) can be hell for those accustomed to rules, order, and space. Cairo is a polluted, chaotic, traffic-chocked mess. But, in a most peculiar way, Cairo’s unpleasantness is part of its appeal. Cairo bursts with vitality. I’d hate to live there, but it charged me, gave me energy, and provided me with some extraordinary travel memories. Give Cairo a chance, it just might grow on you…or not.
Here’s a lighthearted guide to surviving Cairo, and even enjoying it. Continue reading