1. Islamic Cairo
Looking for some of the most beautifully preserved Islamic architecture in the world? Of course you are! Islamic Cairo is the place to be. There are lots of nice narrow streets, a maze of shops where coppersmiths and artisans still do their coppering (?) and arising (?). The place is full of merchants eager to sell you perfumes, spices and whatnot. Lots of mosques to visit as well, including one dedicated to Sultan Hassan and another to Al-Azhar. If you’re looking for a really lovely panoramic view of the area, climb to the roof of the ancient medieval gate of Bab Zuweila. Just don’t fall off. We don’t want you to get hurt on Day One of your vacation!