"3 decades living in Cairo and yet exploring more" Cairo by Saladinos

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Nature, Roots, Beliefs and Fun

Greeks, Romans, Frensh, British, Arabs, Africans, Asians, Christians, Jewish, Muslims. Those are just some of many who have been here at a point of time, some stayed and some left , some were happy others were not, some died some lived. The only conclusion is that Egyptians have been in contact with all of them and have absorbed what they want and rejected what they dont want and this is how the Egyptian Identity is carved as a piece of art to compete with the Pyramids, sphinx, Tutankhamon's treaures.

Lets run to Persue Knowledge

So when you are in Egypt, give yourself the chance to penetrate and unite with the Egyptian identity. Dont panic or feel insecure when one Egyptian man or a woman approaches you and initiate a conversation. It is part of the egyptian identity, their curiosity and love of knowing the others and share experience with them is part of the package. If you touch this part and truly understand it then you might find the key for those aliens who have built the Great Pyramids, the keys for those alliens who have passed about 7 wars in the past century and are still alive and are able to smile and live satisfied.

Egyptians refuse to be described as anything else but EGYPTIANS. For them it is not fair to have 1 definition or 1 description. Come see, observe, analyse, understand and then feel being an Egyptian for a day.

Cairo is not only the Pyramids

Egypt is not only the Pyramids and it wouldnt be fair as a traveller to know a place through a postcard and thats what happens when tourists come on A/C bus, eat in an A/C 5 stars restaurant, get out to the pyramids for photo op. and back to your A/C room. If you do this and think you've been to Egypt, then, sorry you didnt ; and you should have rather watched a documentary film in your hometown and save yourself the money and effort.

Look up Egypt's Location on the Map, it is a central location for the old and new world. This is to say that people from east and west meet at a point of time here for different purposes and destinations.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:friendly people, secure, 24 hours alive city
  • Cons:Traffic jams, pollution,
  • In a nutshell:It's not about the Pyramids, it's about the People who built it
  • Last visit to Cairo: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 1, 2005
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  • TheLongTone's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    I agree Koshari is the best!

  • liliumpool's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    I am finding very useful all your information! can you please tell me what bath suit are girls supposed to wear? not bikini, I guess...

  • a2lopes's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2008 at 4:30 AM

    Nice tips about your lovely town and other fantastic places in your country. Hope to return soon. Why not to visit Portugal? We will have a Euromeeting next year. A good "excuse"

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2008 at 8:26 AM

    Thanks Salah on your posting on Egypt. I will visit Alexandria and Cairo in October. Will be back to your pages for more information. Thanks for sharing.

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Great Pictures Salah!Will visit these pages again-Egypt is my Dream Destination...rgds Kashi

  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2007 at 4:30 AM

    Interesting page. Best wishes.

  • kathynyc's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2006 at 2:50 PM

    Very nice travelpage on Egypt. I LOVE Egypt!!! :) Kathy

  • CAPTUREDGYPSYNY's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2005 at 1:31 PM

    Saladinos showed me cairo taking me to a magical palace now a 5 star hotel where we had coffee and peeked in at a romantic egyptian wedding. he was a fantastic/courteous host, and i enjoyed exchanging travel stories with him.

  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 4:43 AM

    Interesting and helpful page about Cairo.

  • Jun 21, 2005 at 2:18 AM

    very very helpful page..thanx

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