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Cairo is one Africa’s biggest cities and has been at the crossroads of Africa, Europe and Arabia for centuries. The iconic Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza form a backdrop to the city, fringed at the edge of the desert. In the city, bustling souks and the Egyptian Museum are waiting to be explored.

Cairo is a crazy, amazing city. It's old and new, messy and beautiful, all at the same time.

If you're visiting for the first time, be prepared for a sensory overload. The streets are packed with people, cars, and honking horns. The air is filled with the smell of spices, exhaust fumes, and cigarette smoke. But it's all part of the charm.

Here are a few things you should definitely do when you're in Cairo:

  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. They're one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and for good reason. They're absolutely massive and awe-inspiring.
  • Explore the Khan el-Khalili bazaar. This is Cairo's oldest and most famous bazaar, and it's the perfect place to shop for souvenirs. You'll find everything from spices and carpets to jewelry and gold.
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum. This museum houses the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. It's a must-see for anyone interested in Egyptian history.
  • Try some of the delicious Egyptian food. Cairo is a foodie's paradise. You have to try koshari (a lentil and pasta dish), ful medames (fava beans), and shawarma (grilled meat).

Cairo can be a bit overwhelming at first, but it's definitely a city that's worth visiting. Just be prepared for a wild ride!

Here are a few more tips:

  • Dress comfortably. You'll be doing a lot of walking in Cairo, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Be patient. Cairo is a big city with a lot of traffic. Don't get frustrated if things take longer than you expected.
  • Don't be afraid to haggle. Haggling is expected at the bazaars and other markets in Cairo. Don't be afraid to offer a lower price than the one originally quoted.
  • Have fun! Cairo is a city full of life and energy. Soak it all up and enjoy your visit.

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