Three weeks was too long...
Trip Start Aug 25, 2008
7Trip End Sep 15, 2008
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Yesterday we walked down into Islamic Cairo, which is incredibly congested (even walking down the pavement is a challenge in itself). The markets were interesting in a picturesquely-squalid kind of way, though I don't really feel I saw anything particularly new, since the bazaars in Istanbul were about the same or maybe even a bit nicer
The plan for today (at least for me, anyway) was to take a boat trip down the Nile to the Nile Barrages, described as the 'Coney Island' of Egypt. I kind of fancied a trip down the Nile anyway, since it's something I feel I've maybe missed out on. Sadly it wasn't to be, since the boats don't seem to be running. There were some people sleeping on the quay, but the boats weren't going anywhere. Again, I blame Ramadan for wrecking my fun!
So now I'm just killing time in an internet cafe, reading my massive (and incredibly depressing) biography of Mao, and maybe thinking of heading down to Garden City later on. Egypt has been pretty good at times, but now it's starting to drag a bit and Ill be glad to board my flight home tomorrow.