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|On route to the Citadel we pass by the first university||This is a replica of the Ramesses II statue that was moved to the new Cairo museum location in Giza.||It stands on Salah Salem street in Heliopolis, Cairo|
|A minaret makes a welcome change to the industrial style apartment accommodation blocks||Traffic in Cairo relies on the horn in lieu of road rules. Head lights are used for communicating rather than as lights and the biggest vehicle has right of way||No road rules means no fault for accidents. You fix your own vehicle should an accident occur|
|The view from my balcony toward the Nile. Pollution is a real problem with a population of 16-20 million and many cars||Looking in the other direction we see many building complexes dating from a very industrial era||Night time from my second room's balcony|
|Many multi-story complexes had satellite receiver dishes littering their roofs, whilst others were left unfinished in case an extra floor was to be added|
|The Marriott Hotel used to be a palace. This is the view from the garden area #|
|After a 2am start this was the Plane that took us to Luxor #||# Photo supplied by Don Anderson|