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A Guide to the City of Cairo

Background information and places of interest

Cairo is one of the oldest surviving cities in the world. In ancient times its Citizens worshipped the gods of myth and fable. The city is characterized by its white walled dwellings, its many citizens and beggers and the visible presence of the British. Cairo is a British coloney, so you can rely upon order being kept and miscreants being swiftly punished by the ever attentive Kehdive.

Visitors are encouraged to seek out some of the cities greater sights - the Pyramids, the Sphynx and the great Mosque.

Places of Interest Within Cairo

Cairo is divided into 4 main areas:

  • The Docks
  • The Bazaar
  • The Administrative Area
  • The Residential Area
  • The Slums

  • The Docks:

    Located on the banks of the nile, these serve both local commerce and fishing as well as providing a terminus for vessels travelling to America and England.

    The Bazaar:

    The busy center of Cairo teems with Citizens and with stands and shops full of interesting things to buy. Notable merchants include...
    The Anubis Hotel: An old establishment providing lodging and drinks to those newly arrived in Cairo.
    Cloth Merchent: Selling fine Egyption linien.
    Farmers Stall: Fresh Egyption fruits and vegetables, straight from the land.
    Abduls Armoury: Equipment and supplies for professional soldiers.
    Winemakers Shop: A variety of local Egyptian wines. The western pallette may take a while to get accustomed to their distintive flavour.
    Falcon Armory: A dealer in fine weapons of all natures.
    Bakery: Freshly made bread and regional specialities.

    The Administrative Area:

    Cairo is a British Colony. and, as such, their presence is felt throughout the city, generally in the guise of the ever present Kehdive soldiers. These soldiers are Cairos police force and are trained to put down rebellion and inserruction swiftly (and often fatally). Visitors are advised not to antagonize the kedive, as disorderly conduct can result in dismemberment.
    The Citadel: (the headquaters of the Kehdive) is located to the east of the city, while the city halls, housing both the Mayor and the British Viceroy, are located just east of the city center.

    The Residential Area:

    The north east and south east of the city contain many residences of the more successful merchants and traders. Visitors are advised to keep the the main streets however, as some residents are rather protective of their privacy and theives may lurk in dark allies.

    The Slums:

    Located in the south west of the city, the slums are where most of the cities poorer citizens live. Plagued by insect swarms from the nile, they are not often visited by those from abroad, although the presence of a Coptic mission does attract some.

    Sites of the Area

    The Pyramids: These are located to the north of the city (leave through the city gates) upon the Giza Plateau.
    The Sphynx: This is located to the wouth east of the pyramids.
    The Great Mosque: This is located to the south of the city at the end of the causeway.
    The British Citadel: This is located to the east of the city.