Massive, Loud and Dirty Cairo


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As the decision to go to Egypt was made the same day as I went there, I had nothing planned and no idea what there was to see in the gigantic capital. All together there were more than fifteen million people living in the city center of Cairo and will an additional five million going there to work every day, the traffic and chaos was almost in the same level as you would find in Northern Indian cities.
The whole first day was spent touring the Egyptian pyramids. The second and third day I had planned on visiting the famous Egyptian museum and then walking around exploring the different neighborhoods by foot. My plan was cut short a day as I went to the Egyptian museum just to discover that it was really just a lot of statues and Egyptian artifacts being put on a floor, most with no labels or information on them. Also by walking a full day I had already met so many hustlers tricking me to go by their shops in the most creative ways. Watching the news that day seeing that sixteen people were killed by fire bombs in a nightclub that day I felt that it was time to get out, to get back to Israel.

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