Cairo - Post Report Question and Answers

Recommended movies/DVDs related to this city:

- Jan 2016

Anything from National Geographic is good for the tourist spots. - Oct 2014

All the amazing National Geographic/Discovery Channel documentaries and of course all the Hollywood movies like Indiana Jones, Lara Croft, The Mummy, etc. - Aug 2014

Forget watching Indiana Jones - that era of Egypt is long ago. - Jul 2013

"The Pharoah's Curse" - Jun 2013

Cairo Time (okay, the plot is not the best, but the scenery is breathtaking) Yacoubian Building And, also: Death on the Nile The English Patient Lawrence of Arabia - Jun 2013

I was crazy to bid here. - Mar 2013

These days, Cairo reminds us a lot of Black Hawk Down. - Mar 2013

Try to watch one of Adel Imam's recent movies in translation. Also a recent movie called "Taxi" in Arabic, but likely can be found with subtitles (I saw it on a plane). Do not think you will get a real idea by watching "Cairo Time" because I haven't seen anybody here that looks like Alexander Siddig, and I didn't think the movie gave any kind of impression of what it is like here. You can get a lot of ideas about antiquities by watching the myriad National Geographic and Discovery productions on various places in Egypt. - Jul 2011

Don't miss: "Egypt's Golden Empire", by PBS DVD Video, available on Netflix as DVD or streaming video. Take the time to watch all 160 min of all the episodes. The explanations of all the tour guides will make so much more sense if you do. - Sep 2010

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