the cat of old cairo


I was completely lost in backstreets of Old Cairo when a black cat came up to me and purred. The cat then walked off quickly looking back as if beckoning me to follow – and so of course I did. Further and further the cat led me down dark allies, through dingy backstreets and around ancient corners. Eventually, the cat led me to this corner which is the exact spot I had been looking for – the place our group had agreed to rendezvous. I thanked the cat, who paused for this photograph, and then wandered off to who knows where.

So if you ever get lost in Old Cairo - look for the black cat - who will show you the way home.

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