Well-preserved building on the island of Zamalek in Cairo. This is the neighborhood of embassies, ex-pats, and 'Drinkies' one of the few places that will deliver alchohol to your door.
The only place that would permit free entrance with a MoMA ID. They thought MoMA was a New York newspaper. This museum has a fantastic collection including the artifacts from King Tut's tomb in Luxor but it's upsetting how people are allowed to touch the statues. Many of them are have blackened edges from the abuse.
Entrance to the Great Pyramid of Cheops.
Sunny turning down a camel ride. The peddlers of all things from tours to postcards were very aggressive. A good strategy is to yell 'no' constantly or make an offer of 1 Egyptian Pound ($.20).
View of Islamic Cairo. Satellite dishes sprout from every building. The state practices censorship and the citizens find workarounds.
On the way to Luxor from Cairo.
Fresh towel and blanket sculptures frightened or delighted us every day.
Teatime! Some remnants of colonial rule can be good after all.
Our friends from the Nile cruise ship. MBAs from London and Melbourne. Theirs is a 10,500 mile long-distance relationship. We showed them lots of respect since there is a mere 6,730 miles between New York and Cairo.
Sunny outside the tomb of Tuthmosis III's wife.
Original paint remaining from 1,450 BC. Why do I have to repaint my parents' house every three years?
More Corinthian columns.