Cairo: a name symbolic of ancient Egyptian kingdoms, historical wealth and Arabic heritage. And it truly lives up to its name with thousands year-old pyramids, resplendent mosques and museums that tell of its glorious past.
But modern Cairo can also be overwhelming over 22 million people live here, amidst crazy traffic and pushy touts, creating a chaotic urban sprawl that will intimidate even the most seasoned traveler.
But remember to breathe in deep, take it slowly, and let the city’s layers of history sink in. Believe me, Cairo will grow on you.