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Old May 18th, 2009, 04:01 AM   #21
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I don' t think Cairo is ugly
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Old May 18th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #22
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Its not ok, not bad
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Old May 18th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #23
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I don't think it's particularly beautiful in a classic European sense. I must say that the pictures I have seen on street level show a much more pretty city.

The most beautiful cities are often like a theme park and somewhat boring. Cairo seems extremely lively.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #24
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You always show the same photos of the same place lol.

I really don't like Cairo, sincerelly.

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Old May 18th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #25
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Cairo is not ugly. It's a crazy metropolis with beautiful sides, with ugly sides, with unbelievable poor areas and with a lot of history and unfortunately also with a lot of sand.

It still will always have a special place in my heart because of it's people. They love life.

Btw I still hope of street level pics of Alexandria. There has to be some people there who can take some pics for us.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #26
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cairo is just unique and crazy in its own way
ugly ? well it depends who you ask how to intrepert ugly
one person might think it is gorgeous while the other thinks it is just ugly
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Old May 18th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #27
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Good pics!

but Joanne, I disagree with your comment.. I was in Cairo 3 years ago and backpacked thru the middle of the town, entered local's typical apartment blocks etc. and I found Cairo pretty unpleasant ( architecture-wise) and its ugly in most parts. Not to put down Cairo but just to mention my real observation.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #28
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I have to say Cairo looks quite ugly, but that doesn´t mean it´s not a great city.
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Old May 19th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #29
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I love Cairo dearly, it's one of the greatest, most interesting and exiting cities on earth. Some parts are very beautiful, for me like Maadi, Zamalek, Giza & some of downtown & Islamic Cairo. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder of course but there are some poorer slums of Cairo that one would need to be under the influence of an amazing drug to call beautiful. Love it none the less and I believe it has a prosperous future.

I would be just as quick to call London or Moscow ugly as I would Cairo. Every city has it's good and bad sides, Cairo is no exception.

Do you have any more pics? Most of these seem to be views from hotel rooms.

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Old May 19th, 2009, 04:42 PM   #30
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I love Cairo dearly, it's one of the greatest, most interesting and exiting cities on earth. Some parts are very beautiful, for me like Maadi, Zamalek, Giza & some of downtown & Islamic Cairo. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder of course but there are some poorer slums of Cairo that one would need to be under the influence of an amazing drug to call beautiful. Love it none the less and I believe it has a prosperous future.

I would be just as quick to call London or Moscow ugly as I would Cairo. Every city has it's good and bad sides, Cairo is no exception.

Do you have any more pics? Most of these seem to be views from hotel rooms.

No as I stated in the beginning of my thread I have very few photos and all taken on the last day of my last stay in Cairo from the 9th floor of my room but next time (winter2009/2010) now that I have my new photography hobby I will spend many hours taking photos



I agree with all you said except that parts of the slums do have a beauty of their own
I always go in winter so we can walk allot, being with my Egyptian friends is definitely a privilege we can go anywhere since I love wandering around the islands in the Nile or anywhere for that matter its amazing how welcoming and friendly people are so one day we got lost after walking around the Souq al-Goma'a it was Friday market and packed ended up in the City of the Dead of course its filthy and full of undesirable people but so full of interest a fascinating area with tombs and ancient mosques for example did you know that you can climb to the top of the minaret at the Qait Bey mosque ?

to show you the beauty of the slum:






Quait Bey, El'Arafaby :stuart holmes
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By Xavier Fargas
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I think these kind of shots are absolutely fab and
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By Ines Bexiga
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BY Ines bexiga
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I highly recommend these 2 websites to anybody going to Cairo or Egypt
so that you can orientate yourself before you go and not be disappointed
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/egypt/
http://www.frommers.com/community/fo...rum%3a0EE6B358

and my travel bible :Tripadviser

http://www.tripadvisor.com/AllReview...201-Cairo.html





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Old May 19th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #31
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Yes, I think the Cairo shown in your initial post is ugly.


But there's another, way more interesting and beautiful Cairo you didn't come up with until your last post.
I wonder why.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #32
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Yes, I think the Cairo shown in your initial post is ugly But there's another, way more interesting and beautiful Cairo you didn't come up with until your last post.
I wonder why.
Oh dear I don't want you to have sleepless nights lying awake wondering

I will give you a hint

Read the words in this thread
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Old May 20th, 2009, 04:20 AM   #33
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Old May 20th, 2009, 04:46 AM   #34
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Cairo - n1 megapolis of Africa. It is hard to call it very beautiful, but it is definitely must visit destination because of its exotism and chaotism.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 04:46 AM   #35
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Definitely not. Any megacity with sphinx & pyramids in the background can never be ugly. Its another thing thats its not the most picturisque city. couple of suspension bridges on the Nile like Istanbul has on bosphorus would've done the job. You wanna see the definition of ugly megacities, just visit Karachi & Lahore. Cairo is far away from it.

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Old May 20th, 2009, 05:14 AM   #36
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hehe...i guess many peoples answer 'YES' to your question.

and i do think cairo is 'not beautiful', sorry to say. but the city life must be lively as it has huge populations...
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i was in Egypt with my gf 3 years ago, did the pyramids and was in Cairo for 3 days. I didnt like the city, where as my gf loved it. I hated the traffic jam as seen on the pictures and the constant honking of cars for no reason. The shopkeepers pestering you to buy from their shop is annoying too. Sorry
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What's that stuff called you're taking?


I basically just said that I don't like the Cairo you've shown in your first post but rather that one shown in your last.

Anyway, Cairo isn't beautiful at all, I've been diving at the Egyptian coast and visited it 4 times during that vacation. Annoying traffic, annoying people (sorry to say), annoying dirt, annoying noise, annoying smell. But still there are some beautiful buildings (esp. sacred ones) left. Wish there were more.
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I basically just said that I don't like the Cairo you've shown in your first post but rather that one shown in your last.

Anyway, Cairo isn't beautiful at all, I've been diving at the Egyptian coast and visited it 4 times during that vacation. Annoying traffic, annoying people (sorry to say), annoying dirt, annoying noise, annoying smell. But still there are some beautiful buildings (esp. sacred ones) left. Wish there were more.



Oh I see well bay-sickly my experience and I know I am by no means the only one , was and is the opposite of yours, Egyptians are generally lovely welcoming people who have a great sense of humour, there is so much beauty to be found in Cairo and that includes the views of my first post

More beautiful buildings ??? What ignorance ! Egypt and Cairo is bursting at the seams with beautiful buildings
You visited Cairo 4 times all the way from the Red Sea ???
Wow very persistent for someone who disliked it so much and you must have either had a hell of a long looong vacation or a private plane considering the distance since it takes at least 6 hours by road

Anyway I cant relate to you or your experience in Egypt
but whatever your opinion is I am sure nobody is going to lie awake about it
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I would be just as quick to call London or Moscow ugly as I would Cairo. Every city has it's good and bad sides, Cairo is no exception.
That's not fair; London or even Moscow don't have that many ugly parts. And the ugly parts in Cairo are much uglier than the ugly parts in London (and even Moscow).
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