Updated: Oct 15
Greetings from Cairo, Egypt!
Cairo is a timeless city with tremendous charm - the unorganized chaos is truly an amazing sight. Traffic laws are governed by your horn. Lane indicators, traffic lights/signs, crosswalks - all irrelevant! I am scratching my head at how I have not witnessed a single traffic accident. The biggest safety concern is crossing the street, one lane at a time!
The food has been amazing! The Egyptian falafel is made of fava beans (as opposed to chickpeas), which creates a lighter final product, with a crisp to the bite that brings you back for more. The molokhai is a soup made from a local green that is savory with a slimy texture - delicious! Fresh juice stands are never far away, with a constant selection of orange, pomegranate, kiwi, guava, sugar cane, tangerine, tamarind, hibiscus - the list goes on and still provides me daily excitement!
The rich history of Ancient Egypt provides plenty of sights to see, but first let us address the camel in the room!
Egyptologist Nader Ahmed explains: