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Egyptian Haircut and OH GOD, WHAT DID YOU PUT ON MY FACE!`

Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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I was visiting my friend in Cairo and he needed to get a haircut. I decided to join him and get a trim myself. After all, his was approaching an hour in length. They sat me down and trimmed my hair. They were quite precise. They then took a string and used it to pull out my long eyebrow hairs.. Oh the humanity! They just kept pulling and pulling. Afterwards, they put bee honey crème on my face. I was not excpecting this and found it very strange. When I was done, my skin was smooth, just like a baby's bottom. Total cost: Two American Dollars. I gave them a $5
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Transportation

Cairo
Rent a car at your own risk. Very few road signs throughout the city.
Cairo
Uber is an affordable means of transportation. Male and female drivers..
Cairo
It was extremely common to see cars drive over the median to change directions.
Cairo
A micro bus is a small bus that allows you to travel throughout the city quickly.

Bars and nightlife

Cairo
All the bars I visited allowed customers to smoke cigarettes.
Cairo
Many of the bars had two sections. Drinking and non Drinking. The entire bar often allowed for smoking.
Cairo
A popular light beer I drank was called a Stella beer.

Culture and experiences

Cairo
The majority religion is currently Islam followed by Coptic Christianity faith.
Cairo
The Coptic Pope has lived in Cairo since the year 1047.
Cairo
Despite the heat, many Egyptians will invite you for a drink of hot tea!
Cairo
Currently, it is very fashionable to wear long pants. I did not see Anyone wearing shorts.
Cairo
It was very common to see men interlocking their arms.
Cairo
It was very common to see male friends with their arms over the other male's necks or to hold hands. Almost like a friendly headlock.
Cairo
It is not unusual for people to remain in their parent's household many years into adulthood. Children wait until they are financially stable to move out of the house

Entertainment

Cairo
I spent a lot of time at hookah bars. Apple was the most popular flavor.

Points of interest

Cairo
There are a lot of beautiful sights along the Nile River. Bring a camera!
Nile
Be careful when walking along the Nile at night. There are Mosquitos!

Restaurants

Cairo
Waiters are extremely hospitable. They will bend over backwards for their patrons.
Cairo
Even though the weather is extremely hot, it is a rarity for restaurants to carry ice for drinks.

Shopping

Cairo
There are a lot of great bargains to be had through bartering
Cairo
There is often no set price for anything you buy. Prepare to barter.
Cairo
The US dollar to Egyptian pound exchange rate is 18:1
Cairo
The purchasing power parity strongly favors the US dollar over pounds.
Cairo
I was able to buy two tailored business suits for $50 American.

Sport

Cairo
The main sport of interest appears to be soccer. It was the only sport I saw on any TV

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