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!
2. Egyptian Museum
Do you like museums, folks? Not really? Come on. Keep an open mind. The Egyptian Museum is awesome! It’s home to one of the greatest collection of artifacts in the world. The exhibits are sort of arranged in a random, haphazard fashion. But confusion and having to guess is part of the fun! If you have always wished that King Tutankhamun could have been your ruler, sorry but it isn’t going to happen. However, you can still enjoy a whole bunch of things related to his reign. You can also check out the royal mummies…if you dare!