Life in Cairo is much the same as it is in any other city of the world.
People get up in the morning, go to school or work, have meals with their family, spend time with their friends, and go to the supermarket, much the same as your family does. Only the wealthy can afford to live in free-standing houses because space is difficult to find.
Some come for a short visit with a Lonely Planet guide in their hand. And some come hoping to experience a different culture.Apartments usually have one large room in the front - the living room, where the family entertains guests.Guests who are not relatives are generally not permitted back into the rest of the house.The complexities concern issues of gender and culture identities.For example, while it is commonly believed that it is more socially acceptable for Egyptian men to date foreign women than it is for Egyptian women to date foreign men, some see the latter as an escape from stifling social norms.