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Long considered to be the jewel of the orient, Cairo is an international city overflowing with an interesting mixture of different cultures. It is a city steeped in the early civilizations of the ancient pharaohs, blended with the history of Christian and Islamic cultures. It is all brought together by the modern sights and luxuries of a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city.

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Alabaster Sphinx
Memphis, Cairo

The Sphinx was long considered the most mystical creature in Egypt. There are Sphinxes all around the country but this particular one is an impressive 8x4 metres big and carved from one single block.

Al Saleh St., 2 Abd El-Malek Ln, Al Manial

The Nilometer was built in order to measure the rivers water level during the flooding season. During the evening big candles are lit up making this a magical place.

La Bodega
157 Sharia 26th of July, Zamalek, Cairo

La Bodega is an excellent restaurant serving unique Italian dishes as well as creative international cuisine set in a lavish décor. The elegant cocktail lounge has its own cigar humidor.

Fayruz Lebanese Restaurant
Omar Ibn El Khattab St., Heliopolis, Cairo

If you have never tried Lebanese food before you are in for an experience. There are few things that will make your mouth water such as grilled Lebanese meat will do, along with a fresh delicious salad.

Tentmakers' Souk

A whole street dedicated to artisans showing off their skills in turning cloth into all kinds of useful products. Expect to find quality bedspreads, tapestries, carpets, and many more.

Khan el-Khalili
al-Azhar Street, Cairo, Egypt

An immense market, a bazaar, with sand covered ancient buildings. This place will remain as one of your best memories of Egypt. Use your best bartering skills or you will have to pay double for your goods!


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Cairo International Airport
Heliopolis, Cairo

Cairo International Airport is located 25 km northeast of the city centre. There are 2 terminals: Terminal II is the new terminal and services most international flights, while Terminal I, the old terminal, is the hub for EgyptAir and services both their domestic and international flights. There are large official taxis (called “limousines”) that charge a fixed rate for a trip to the city centre. A taxi for the same ride will involve some heavy haggling, so the official taxi may be the easier option. There are two city busses and a mini-bus that takes you to and from the Airport. Bus number 356 is the designated airport service, which is a large white, air conditioned, luxury coach. It runs to the city centre at Midan Abdel Moniem Riad (behind the Egyptian museum) and charges extra per large luggage item. Local bus No 400 also goes to the city centre, as well as minibus No 27. The bus stand is at the far end of the car park.

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