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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Guests in Town This Week - On or Near the Nile

We spent a day on and near the Nile today.  Beginning at a spot on the west bank of the river, opposite the Marriott, we walked past a few fishermen and then climbed the bridge to cross to the east bank.
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The west bank hosts a beautiful new walkway that so far stretches south to the area opposite Tahrir Square.
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We boarded a Felucca sailboat and cruised the river for another hour or so under the skillful hand of captain Mohamed.
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We then drove to the Manial district on Roda Island where the famous Nileometer descends the many steps to the river.  Photographs of the ceiling are a must.
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For lunch we  stopped back downtown at Felfela's where we watched the felafel patties being deep fried.  The menu still features the autograph of president Jimmy Carter.
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After that it was back to souvenir shopping and a long walk through the "local market" near Khan el-Khalili with every imaginable item for sale.  Some items even have marked prices.
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At the Khan, I speculate whether it is possible for someone to become lost within a shop, not just in the maze that joins the shops.
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I didn't buy one of these "mosque lamps" yet because I'm not sure if it would look best at home on the porch, or here in the Cairo condo.
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