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Virtual Tour
  1. Egypt Savvy Traveler Audio
  2. Cruising the Nile and the Sinai Peninusla Videos
  3. Pyramid Virtual Tour
  4. Watch this 42 minute Intrepid Berkeley Traveller Video on Egypt. Requires a broadband modem and Windows Media Player  9.0. 
  5. Pitchford's Tour of Cairo Panoramic Views
  6. The Secret of the Pharaohs Video

  7. NOVA Pyramid Khufu Entrance Video

  8. Nine Cairo Videos

  9.  Seventy QTVRs depicting Egyptian pyramids and stautes from 2500 BC to 530 AD.

  10. Fifteen Valley of the Kings Panoramic Views

  11. The Tomb of Senneferi in Luxur

  12. Egyptian Music (Downloads)

  13. Cairo TV and Radio

  14. Cairo English Newspaper

  15. Cairo Current Weather

  16. Review of Cairo and Egypt by 23 Visitors

Description

Cairo is the largest city in Africa. The estimated population is around 14,000,000. It is said to contain more people per square kilometer than anywhere else in the world, although a transient population makes official figures difficult to obtain. To the visitor however, the first impression makes the statement seem very real. There are people everywhere and traffic at a standstill with pedestrians strolling between lines of motorists. The result of this popularity is a microcosm of humankind with life's rich tapestry on constant display.

Pavement traders, wide roads, smoky tea houses, terrace cafes, colorful bazaars, flashing billboards, sky scrapers, flower sellers, new bridges, old museums, galleries, gardens, fruit barrows, and crowds of elderly men playing dominoes are all within a stone's throw of each other. The Khan Khalili marketplace and the pyramids at Giza are must see attractions. It is interesting to note that although most of Cairo is Islamic, the oldest Coptic Catholic Churches are located here and the religion is still practiced.

Climate wise the best time to visit is in winter and early spring, as Cairo is exceedingly hot in the summer time. The exchange rate is about 458 Egyptian Pound per USD. Hotels are very reasonable in the low season and tend to be expensive during the high season. Because of recent events, it is wise to travel in a group using professional tour guides. Also a cruise on the Nile to Memphis is a rewarding experience. Read the Fodors mini-guide for an excellent portrait of this unusual city.

CAIRO ON-LINE TRAVEL GUIDE

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