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Welcome to Cairo — Capital of the Arab World
Vast as Cairo is, it’s a small world for the traveler when it comes to sights and tourist-friendly stops. Local guides, local friends, and both guidebooks I’m using all dip into the same tiny pool of a handful of sights, restaurants, cafés, parks, concert venues, and hotels in this teeming city of 17 million. Every time my guide takes me somewhere, I check my guidebook…and it’s there. Every time I see something in my guidebook I want to visit, my guide is taking me there anyway.
April 10, 2013