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Six days in Cairo (Part 2)

October 30th 2010
After a couple of days sorting out my Sudanese visa, and finding my way around the city, I head to Islamic Cairo - a winding labyrinth of narrow streets, tea shops, bread sellers and fabric merchants overlooking by towering minarets wherever you look. The mosques were built between 1000 and 300 years ago, and it seems as if little has changed since then. Each call to prayer bounces of the stone wa ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Lower Egypt » Cairo

Egyptian Flag The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
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