Sunday, March 22, 2015

Along the Nile

This week I was briefly in Cairo, Egypt for meetings. For a change, during this visit I stayed in the Maadi neighborhood, down the street from the Supreme Court and along the Nile Corniche. I now have a better appreciation of the city after this third trip.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Nile River, 18 Mar 2015.
Cairo has some of the world's worst traffic. Calm nerves are required at the wheel, along with amazing patience to navigate the jams on overcrowded highways. This was the first time I had a chance to watch life along the Nile. I can see why people converged on this spot some 5000 years ago. The photo above captures the river just after sunrise, before fishing and tour boats ventured out onto the water.

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