We have been fortunate to see three different countries in Africa, and had 3 very different experiences.
Like the two previous African countries we visited, the people here are exceptionally friendly and helpful, although the Arabic language make you wonder. When they talking between themselves as they look to be fighting and arguing and quite aggressive – even when they are laughing. It like everything Arabic is the inverse of English.
The food was good and I managed to eat a lot, but I don’t know if this was because I had simply given up on worrying or just needed vegetables in my diet; although I did get an upset stomach on the last night – perhaps the McDonalds wasn’t as clean as we’d hoped.
There were serious amounts of rubbish in the streets, including the river and irrigation channels. We seen fisherman fishing the channel, but having to dodge and pick out the garbage. In one part, it was so thick, a weed was growing over it. I swear you could have walked over it – possibly even driven a car it was that thick.
When I say garbage, I don’t mean litter, I mean actual piles and piles of garbage, on every spare block of ground and river bank. It is disgusting.
Sewerage was being pumped directly into the channels and the channels were being used for irrigation by local farmers – the whole thing was quite discussing and the only blight on our time Cairo.
Business opportunities – I’m sure there would be some here, but nothing that I found or identified in my conversations. Certainly if you could help with Garbage, Traffic or finishing off some of the buildings, I’m sure you could make a fortune. There may even be an opportunity for shopping centre type developments, as we didn’t see anything like this in any of our travels.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time an Egypt and I look forward to returning again. Two days was never going to be enough, but it gave us a taste and we liked what we seen. Next time, Id like to visit Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, which is in south of the country, and Alexandra, which is in the North on the Mediterranean. I’d also like to visit the Suez Canal. All three have now been added to my bucket list.