First day in Cairo

Tourism and electronics for the first day in Cairo. It has changed since I was last here but people are still as welcoming and friendly as ever. Overwhelming attention and when you speak Arabic it gives you celebrity status.

Wandered through the old town round Bab Zuwayla and went up on to one of the mosque roof tops in time to hear the call to prayer sweep round the minarets at 3pm. A view from there of the buying and selling on the street and then the citadel and green hillside of the Al Azhar park on the horizon.

Down to the more earthly issues of buying a sim card – easy for the Nokia, no success yet for the iphone. And food – kibbe, spinach and cheese pastries, and little sausages.

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