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Final day in Egypt-Walking like an ..........

Yesterday morning, I got off the train in Cairo, where I started in Egypt. I actually got off the train in Giza, before the main station in Cairoļ¼Œbecause I found the Metro was right next to the train, and I could take the Metro back to the main square, which was in walking distance of the hostel, so that is what I did, and it all went according to plan. In Cairo, the air was nice and cool, which was most welcoming as it was sweltering down South.
After taking a shower, resting for a bit, and dropping my luggage off, I decided to check out the Coptic quarter, which was an easy ride away on the Metro. Here are a few Churches and a Synagogue. One Church has an underground shelter, where the holy family lived for a year while most Christians were forced out. The quarter was indeed pretty with beautiful with Medieval architecture.
I then went to the hostel to rest, then a nearby bookstore with books in English, and then I met my new friend Tania, who I met on the cruise, for a drink at a local cafe. (It just served coffee, tea and juices). I had some mango juice. We then went to the owners shop, where he sold me some Egyptian cologne. IMG_20180325_180557921.jpg After that, we had dinner of pigeon, filled with rice. I generally don't eat meat, but in other lands I like to try local delicacies. It was like it looks, very bony and hard to eat, and the meat was sweet. That said, I don't think I will eat it again. IMG_20180325_183924251.jpg Later I walked back to the hostel. I found I wasn't being haseled as much. Maybe I learned to look local, or at least walk like an ..........

Posted by DavidPearlman 22:24

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