So, can someone more familiar than I am with Cairo make sure that Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum, and other attractions really fit in with our idea of Wikitravel:What is an article?? I'm inclined to unlink them. --Evan 09:09, 21 Dec 2003 (PST)
The Pyramids of Giza, both administratively and geographically speaking, do indeed reside within the City of Cairo. -- estr4ng3d
This is by no means a "view of Islamic Cairo!" The Citadel does appear in the background, but the rest is simply a view of SLUMS surrounding medieval Cairo.
I think the current list of districts is pretty bizarre. I know Cairo is huge, but most tourists only visit a small portion and there isn't enough content to justify so many sections yet. How about...
Comments? Jpatokal 10:26, 10 Oct 2004 (EDT)
Fine. I would still suggest four changes: Jpatokal 22:45, 10 Oct 2004 (EDT)
The same problems on the German site
Now I am discussing the same problem on the German Cairo page proposing the following:
Maybe, we can find a common solution.
So, I reverted the article back to my version of the 23 May 2005 for a few reasons.... 1. It doesn't hurt to have an extra paragraph briefly capturing the essence of what the city offers and represents in the immediate intro (this is something that can be expanded in the Understand section, for sure...); 2. Having only a small intro paragraph above the Contents section means that the page is largely dominated by white space (horror vacuii!); 3. for the same reason, I moved the picture of the Pyramids and Sphinx back to the top alongside that of Islamic Cairo - this way, the two main traveller-centred aspects of Cairo as a destination are neatly illustrated in the very first screen view....
These are issues that I believe we could well address on any number of article pages.... Now that Content is filling up nicely, we should start thinking about issues of presentation and functional appearance - everything from Contents Menus to Summary Bars, images, maps and beyond.... Pjamescowie 06:35, 24 May 2005 (EDT)
Saving these for a future redit, if ex links are ever re-incorporated...
Cacahuate 00:14, 2 December 2006 (EST)
So I moved all but one of the hotels to district pages, hopefully the correct ones ;) not sure where the last one goes, if anyone knows where 'Hussein Square' is, please move that, and then also the Khan El-Khalili bazaar (in the buy section - and expand if you know more about it!), as their in the same place. Cacahuate 02:12, 2 December 2006 (EST)
Is LE and EP the same? If so, there should only be one form used.
Stad El-Qahira El-Dawly (Cairo International Stadium)
I noticed that the football stadium for Al Ahly/Zamalek is not mentioned in the article. Is this a safe place for a tourist to visit?
Wikitravel Cairo Book
I am just curious to know how Wikitravel has a book about Cairo yet the actual Cairo articles on Wikitravel are currently lacking a lot of content? Do the books have any connection to Wikitravel content? The Chicago book seems to make sense, because the Chicago articles could actually be used for a trip to the city. Just curious about exactly how Cairo has a book? ChubbyWimbus 22:08, 27 June 2009 (EDT)
I have not seen the Cairo book, but I assume it has more content and much better content and organization than the Wikitravel guide. If this is the case, isn't WTP obligated to "contribut it back to the site"? Am I missing something? ChubbyWimbus 11:53, 27 October 2009 (EDT)
avoid non-essential travel?
That seems a bit strong -- I've been in Cairo for 4 days, and Sinai for 3 weeks before that -- I am met with warm welcomes everywhere I go. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pbrouwer (talk • contribs)
Meter taxis in Cairo. They're white and numerous, not yellow and rare, right?
Here is says there's some yellow metered taxis. However when there last summer - I saw *white* natural gas powered metered taxis, and only white (no yellow). Additionally there were enough of them that I could always hail them from the street, and thus avoid negotiating with the black & white taxis completely.
I'm hesitant to delete and re-write so much though - I'm not crazy, right? White meter taxis not yellow, and there are a ton of them in Cairo, yes? bbb0777 March 3rd, 2011
Great, did a re-write of that section then. bbb0777 March 19th, 2011
Do solid-yellow taxis exist in Cairo?
Mentioned in article, but I didn't see any. Can anyone else chime in with whether or not they've seen them? Perhaps this was a failed venture and as such is outdated info? Or they're by reservation only, or I just didn't see them...I'm unclear. Bbb0777 22:08, 22 March 2011 (EDT)
They exist. They are not in great number but somtimes they are around. Usually the same types as the white taxis. They should be by reservation only but drives somtimes pick up fares while on route. I know of at least two companies, one operating out of Maadi. Should I add their info? --JochenvW 03:59, 23 March 2011 (EDT)
Ah OK - Yes please do add their info. I'll edit things to include that they're theoretically only by reservation, but not always. Thanks Bbb0777 07:49, 23 March 2011 (EDT)