A HEADY, FASCINATING MIX OF ANCIENT AND NEWUpon arrival, the organised madness hits you square in the face. It doesn’t take long, however, to adapt to Cairo’s wall of noise, heavy traffic and bawling of hawkers, and getting lured into the lovable allure of this animated city. Known to its nearly 20 million citizens as ‘Um ad-Dunya’ (Mother of the World), modern Cairo is a medley of recent growth applied to a rich bed of history. Saunter down to Islamic Cairo and you’ll be drawn in to a former fascinating era. Head out west to Giza’s celebrated pyramids and the teleportation sets you back a hefty 4,000 years. Meanwhile, the city’s main museum is riddled with the preciousness of ancient Egypt’s antiquities. But the real charm of Cairo lies in those quiet moments in between, simply sipping a sugary shai or puffing leisurely on a sheesha while watching the life of the city buzz past.
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