When you arrive in Cairo the orchestrated chaos will hit you like a ton of bricks but it really doesn’t take long for the charm of this ancient city to take effect. Home to over 18 million people its fair to say that modern Cairo is expanding rapidly and not in the most aesthetic of ways but lets not forget the bed of history that lies beneath.
When you take a wander down to Islamic Cairo, home to the famous Khan el-Khalili souk, you’ll be sucked in through the looking glass to a bygone medieval era. West of the city lies the Giza Pyramids which are the last remaining World Wonder of the ancient world and date back over 4000 years. You simply can’t ignore the Nile, probably the most famous river in the world, a visit to Cairo won’t be complete unless you’ve spent a couple of hours cruising this iconic landmark. Maybe the real attraction of Cairo are the quiet times where you find yourself sipping Egyptian tea or puffing leisurely on a sheesha water pipe whilst watching the life of the city race past as it has for thousands of years.