Impressions from Cairo

In between my work, I had a chance to make a couple of walks. It was pretty hot though, so I tried to stay in the shade as much as possible.

Above: a long hot street in a new urban area. Many of the houses were not ready yet, it looked as if work was only progressing at a slow pace.

You don’t want to be a dog in Egypt. The dogs that I saw were very skinny and obviously living on the waste in the streets. People ignored them – understandably, as the Egyptians are themselves struggling for a good income.

Close to Al Moaz street. It was a national holiday, but that didn’t stop the merchants from doing business. The Caironeans (?) are extremely hardworking. It is a pity that corruption and international trade are not in their favor.

Above: a beautiful arcade; the sights are so pretty and exotic; I really enjoyed to walk the streets. But I think that many people may find the town quite overwhelming; it is very noisy. The Egyptians ignored me for the most part; even though there aren’t that many tourists about, and I must have stuck out like a sore thumb. Naturally I got lured into some shops and was expected to enter into longer pricing negotiations; I suspect I paid ten times too much!

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Clemens P. Suter is the author of post-apocalyptic and dystopian adventure novels. Visit this site to learn about novels, paintings and travel.
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