Take me to Cairo…
This week, Lydia, one of our big fans give us her favorite places. This Franco-Egyptian is very attached to her origins, and it is with pleasure that responded to our interview to give you her favorite addresses and recommendations for a perfect stay in Cairo !
Tell us about yourself, and what you like to do during your travels?
I am a lawyer at the International Criminal Court, and my job is not always pleasant, so I consider my travels as true enchanted parentheses.
My travels are escapades, moments of slow life, where I like to take the time to savor the local specialties, get lost in the little streets, visit museums, and take a lot of pictures ! I am the kind of girl who is going to read the entire travel guide before taking off to a destination.
How long have you been for your last trip ?
I travel quite often, whether it is for a Week-End or for a week. As for my last trip, I stayed 4 days in Venice, a magical destination.
What are the Must-see / do in Cairo?
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In Cairo, it seems inevitable to visits the Pyramids.
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Once there , enjoy a drink at the mythical Mena House Hotel with views on the Pyramids.
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The felucca on the Nile at dawn or at sunset is also a must, it is where the rumors of the city vanish and only the magic of the Nile remains.
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For architecture lovers, I recommend to visit the old neighborhoods of Cairo (El Mo’ez)
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…and the souk of Khan el Khalili
What addresses do you recommend?
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I love the Left Bank/ Sequoia restaurant for a brunch or a diner at the heart of the Nile.
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The Zooba restaurant is a must for the curious of local food.
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Not to mention the Mariott on the island of Zamalek, legend has it that Khedive Ismail would have created this palace for the French Empress Eugenie, who he was in love with.
On the shopping side, I love the brand Nefertari, which offers natural beauty products all made in Egypt. I dream of owning one of the amazing creations of Azza Fahmy, but I haven’t made the leap yet !
According to you, what is the ideal MSITC piece to remain stylish during your stay ?
Without hesitation, Nour Najem’s white pleated cotton dress, chic day and night !
*Cover picture credit : Independant