If you were sick the day your geography teacher told your class where Cairo is, relax. With a little help from us, you'll find it easily!
Cairo is the national capital of Egypt. To help get you oriented, it lies 100 miles (161 kilometers) southwest of Port Said, a noteworthy city.
Traveling is about meeting new people, so why not make pals with some of the 7,700,000 locals who live in this corner of Giza Governorate?
It's not every day you take a vacation, so why not splurge on a bit of luxury? The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at First Residence (35 Giza Street) and the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (1089 Corniche El Nile) are a couple of the top upmarket properties available in the area. If you're the sort of wanderer who would rather spend all their time out and about, a swanky suite may not be to your taste. Some terrific budget accommodations are the Intercontinental Cairo Semiramis (Corniche El Nil Street) and the Zayed Hotel (42 Abu El Mahasn El Shazly Square).
Got some cash to spend? Look for peculiar keepsakes and nab some choice bargains at Khan el-Khalili. Need some more ideas? Quietly observe prayer time, connect with community members and take in the distinctive architecture of Sultan Hussan Mosque. If you want to learn more, why not ask a few questions about local religious traditions? And there's more. Saladin Citadel is an intriguing complex of history-filled halls, chambers and passageways. Go for a look around, wander the grounds and try to learn about this stately fortification.