Cairo is a city that prides itself on perfectly fusing the old and the new. While it sits on history that dates back to thousands of years, it is a bustling city that is home to nearly 20 million residents.
The first thing that greets any visitor is the chaos, traffic, and hordes of hawkers selling their wares. From carpets and artisan crafts to Cairo restaurants serving sumptuous Koshray, travellers definitely won't run out of things to do - or to buy in any of the city's busy bazaars and markets. Wander the streets and any tourist would get sucked into a looking glass of a medieval era. As evidenced by Cairo's main attraction, the Antiquities Museum. Or visit the beautiful Mosque of Mohammed Ali which dominates the Cairo skyline.
And when it the snarl of traffic or the chaos of the city becomes too tiring, head out for some shisha and watch Cairo's everyday activities pass by. Looking around some more, it's easy to see why Cairo's appeal goes beyond just Egypt's looming Pyramids.