Many people describe it as havng a European look and you are as likely as not going to see other westerners on every block.
We were on a mission to buy some pork at a local butcher-shop. There is no pork to be found in any supermarket or restaurant in nearly all parts of Cairo. There is bacon on the pizza and bacon on the burgers at Chili's - but it is beef bacon. OK, but not the same as we are used to. Pork is available either in the Christian area or here in Maadi where the ex-pats live.
If you ever wondered whether U. S. State Department employees truly live in a bubble, I suggest you read this blog post written by a State Department employee living in Maadi.
We have purchased imported pork at a German shop in Maadi in the past but wanted to also sample the local product. We got directions to a shop from our acquaintance,