October 14th, 2015 @ // No Comments

Exploring Cairo, The City Of Thousand Minarets

Hello and welcome back to my blog!

This time, I would like to tell you about my astonishing travel to Cairo, one of the oldest cities in the world. I’ve been dreaming to visit this unique place since my childhood, looking at pictures of the Great Pyramids, the ancient gods painted on papyrus. And now I’m very happy that finally I can share my travel experience with my followers.

I stayed in Pyramisa hotel, it’s 5-star hotel, located in Cairo downtown, Dokki district. I could see a breathtaking view on the Nil and city panorama from my hotel room. Cairo is a huge city, and it’s very easy to get lost among streets labyrinth. But local people are hospitable, they helped me all the time, and I’ve been roaming along the streets without any fear.

The first thing I liked in Cairo was the Nil, locals call it “The blood of Egypt”. Among the first targets was a visit to The Great Giza Pyramids. Long time ago, Giza was a separate town, but now it’s consumed by The Great Cairo. I can’t express my feelings when I stood at the base of the biggest pyramid, the pyramid of pharaoh Khufu. A question spun in my head: ”How could ancient people build such a miracle?”

Then I saw another thing that deeply impressed me — The Great Sphinx, the biggest monument in whole Egypt. It’s widely believed that The Great Sphinx is older than The Giza Pyramids, and his age is more than 4000 years.

The local Arabs call it “Abi alHool” that means “The father of fear and horror.”

Cairo is the city of contrast. It’s the city of rich districts, slums, ancient architecture and monuments of world importance. Cairo has its own spirit, saturated with different cultures.

The next place I visited is The Saladin Citadel in Cairo.

In ancient times it was defensive fortification, full of cannons and soldiers. Now, it’s a beautiful Muslim mosque. The Citadel is situated on the highest place of Cairo. A breathtaking panorama shows you a magnificent view. Looking at that beauty I understood why it’s called “ The City of thousand minarets”. You can see the best city panorama from this place.

After all those tours, my phone was totally discharged. Fortunately, there were electric plugs in our tour bus, but I had only half an hour to charge my phone. Thank God, with my Volts Lightning Cable, I charged my phone to 50% only for 30 minutes! Due to fast charge function, my iPhone 5s can be fully charged for less than one hour. Unbelievable charging speed.

The next place which deeply impressed me is Cairo Necropolis, City of The Dead. It’s the oldest part of the city. This place is magnificent and horrible at the same time. It’s a big ancient cemetery. But poor people are living there, adapting tombs and graves as houses and places for living. It’s a horrible, from the other side, this place is historical and archaeological location with ancient architecture.

As I have told, Cairo is a beautiful ancient city of contrast. If you want to have an unforgettable travel experience, you should definitely visit this magnificent place, too. Thank you for attention, keep reading my blog :)


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