Travel Blogs from Giza
... The view over Cairo from the Coptic and
further up the mountain is mind blowing, with the only areas displaying open
space being the military compounds. The earthy colours of the buildings all
blended together with only a few patches of blue and dusty green. The newer
areas and buildings were apparent as their colour hadn’t yet been clouded by
dust. Unless you are a history buff there is no need for a guide in these
places, just a ...
... br> these people had no choice. They were stuck.
Cycling into Istanbul was scary; entering Cairo was suicidal.
To drive in Egypt you must follow this rule only: Drive
fast into any gap that appears in front of you, as long as your beeping
continuously, you don’t need to worry about anything going on behind.
Four lanes crammed with seven cars jostled
and fought for tarmac; like a snaking ...
... has a lot of problems, most notably lack of employment, housing and infrastructure that can't keep up with the growing population (such as garbage collection, adequate healthcare, police and education especially in the slum areas). On our drive into the city the big problem seemed to be too many cars trying to make a two lane road a five lane one, our tour director Muhammad said that in Cairo they don’t drive cars they drive horns, a horn seems to mean everything ...