TRAVEL GUIDE CAIRO EGYPT
Egyptian handcrafted rug-weaving brand, Kiliim, takes us on a journey to the Land of the Pharaohs, Egypt with their Travel Guide Cairo Egypt! We dig into this wonder-filled country and find out where to stay, what to eat, and where to go. Consider referring to this Travel Guide Cairo Egypt as you put together your own itinerary.
Credit: Villa Belle Epogue
TRAVEL GUIDE TO EGYPT: WHERE TO STAY?
Kiliim: Downtown Cairo would be an amazing place to start! You'll find interesting architecture, local food, galleries, as well as the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. You're also only 30-45 minutes away from the suburbs where different design brands, stores, and bazaars are hosted.
Zamalek is a district of Cairo that sits on the Nile River-bordering island of Gezira. Consider one of the upscale hotels and wake up to a gorgeous view of the river that is both soothing and inspiring.
TRAVEL GUIDE TO EGYPT: WHICH RESTAURANTS OR FOOD EXPERIENCES TO TRY?
Kiliim: Kushari is a traditional Egyptian dish, loved by everyone! It is a mix of lentils, rice, pasta and other ingredients. You can find hundreds of restaurants but a special one that combines both cleanliness and authenticity is Zooba! They have branches all over Cairo, just check for the closest one to you, they even opened a branch in NYC.
A significant amount of Egyptian food is vegetarian. Legumes, vegetables and fruit are harvested straight from the Nile Valley and Delta. Fish and seafood are common in the coastal regions and meats are found in Egyptian cities, too.
Credit: www.lentils.org (Kushari recipe)
TRAVEL GUIDE TO EGYPT: WHAT TO EXPLORE?
Kiliim: Egypt Cairo is a melting pot of culture. A walk in Islamic Cairo is enough for you to see Khan El Khalili, the ancient mosques, and fascinating architecture. Climb up the minarets for a mind-blowing view of Cairo and enjoy all the different crafts you come across while wandering the streets.
If you spend time on the island of Gezira, the Cairo Tower is towards the South and the Zamalek Art Gallery is to the North. 15 kilometers to the South is the suburban district Maadi. This is a stunning area to explore the world of Egyptian design. From interior designers to design studios, there are many beautiful streets to wander. Consider stopping by Kiliim’s showroom inside of their studio if you are in the neighborhood, too.
Kiliim’s rugs are a stunning mix of traditional craft and modern design inspired by Egyptian culture and design history. Consider Cairo Egypt for your next vacation destination. In the meantime, shop a wool or cotton Kiliim rug as a floor covering for a residential or commercial space and experience its handwoven luxury.