Flying Into Cairo – Views from the Air

The fields watered by the life-giving Nile River surround the crowded communities on its shores.

This view was south of Cairo as we flew towards the airport which is east of Cairo.

Shanties are holding their ground on the desert cliffs surrounding the city.

With 17 million people living in Cairo and the suburbs immediately surrounding the city center, from the air Cairo’s high-rise apartments resemble a Monopoly board in overdrive.

View of Cairo’s famous traffic along main arteries around the airport.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie Al Asfoor
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 07:53:32

    Quite scary to see such congestion! It has certainly built up beyond recognition since I travelled there!

    Reply

  2. Eva the Dragon
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 12:07:23

    Traffics been bad for quite awhile. Luckily for us the sky was quite clear of pollution while we were there.

    Reply

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