"You'll get to the other side. insh'allah" Pedestrians Tip by TheLongTone

Pedestrians, Cairo: 4 reviews and 10 photos

  maidan Attaba, the Place of Mighty Overpasses.
by TheLongTone
 
 

Crossing major roads in Cairo is an adventure, and especially hazardous for Brits like me, used to the traffic coming from the left. You simply have to cross with confidence. The drivers are used to driving around pedestrians: as long as you don't suddenly stop or leap forward you should be OK. If in doubt, 'shadow' somebody else (Nothing like sheltering behind women & children to make you feel good)

On one occasion I was trying to cross the six-lane highway that separates Islamic Cairo from one of the Cities of the Dead, and got stuck half-way, simply lost my bottle. I thought I was either going to spend the rest of my days in the middle of the road or maybe take a taxi to the other side. But a kind Eqyptian took pity on me, took me by the hand & led me to the other side.

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Type: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 29, 2006
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