Just a smattering of shots from the Coptic Quarter, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cairo. There are some amazing sights and buildings there: the hanging church, Babylon Fortress, Greek Church of St. George and a couple of spectacular cemetaries. Of course, I had no interest in old ass buildings.
Send me down any side street and I am happy.
Coptic Christian girls.
This was Ishmael. I met him right outside the Coptic Quarter historical district. His wife had just given birth to a daughter a few days ago and he was exhausted from the lack of sleep and the worry about his future. With no tourists coming into the country and the nation in such turmoil, he did not know how he was going to provide for his family.
His English was excellent but he couldn’t write it so I helped compose a letter for him to his friend in Australia, announcing the birth of his daughter. He bought me a shai and we spent the afternoon, looking at girls walk by in the sun.
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