Cycling The Globe

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Day 92: Cairo

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 09 - 2011

My hotel in Cairo is located between a Christian church and a bank. This means a crazy amount of security just outside the door: two vehicles (almost like tanks) and around 10 armed soldiers on guard 24/7, huge blocks of concrete and spikes that can be used as road blocks, and a crane on standby to move cars away quickly. It looks like a war zone but unfortunately the sad events in Alexandria shows that all this is probably needed.

I wouldn’t say that I feel uncomfortable though. The atmosphere in the streets is friendly and life goes on as usual.

I spent most of my day at the hotel enjoying a rare high speed WiFi connection uploading some photos and videos to the website. I almost felt guilty for not going out and explore more of Cairo, but even being in a new and exiting city, January 1st is a day to do nothing.

Categories: Egypt
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