Saturday, May 20, 2006

Travel: Visiting Cairo

A travel item describing in brief what Cairo is like, what to see in the city, where to eat, what sort of night life is available, where to shop, and (if you are based in the UK) how to get there. There are no surprises in the What To See part of the piece, which naturally points visitors to the pyramids and the museum, but it does recommend a visit to Heliopolis, which I can't recall seeing in other travel items about Cairo: "Nearby Heliopolis is worth a visit, too. Built in the early 20th century as a "garden city" for European diplomats and businessmen, it has broad avenues, parks and graceful villas. Cairo's ubiquitous sprawl is gradually swallowing up Heliopolis, but it is still a pleasant shady place to wander on a sweltering afternoon."

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