Welcome to the weekend!
We know it’s been a long week so hopefully you can appreciate some of the great things that we have planned for you this weekend. Today’s installment of Dollars & Sense takes you all the way to the city of Cairo Egypt. Check it out below.
Take A Trip Through Medieval Cairo
Located east of downtown, this old quarter of narrow alleys and soaring minarets (which dates to the Fatimid period) is the city’s traditional center of culture and commerce. Don’t miss the thousand-year-old Al-Azhar Mosque or the 14th-century Khan el-Khalili market, a humming labyrinth where vendors sell perfume, carpets, precious stones, and just about anything else out of the 1,001 Nights floktales.
Visit The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
No visit to Cairo is complete without seeing the majesty of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. On the Giza plateau, the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx date back over 3,000 years. While there are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza are by far the most famous and are the last of the original Seven Wonders of the World.A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a king, and is surrounded in mystery, including the unanswered questions: who built it and why.
FInancial Tip Of The Day
Ride Your Bike Or Carpool Whenever Possible:
In many of the cities in the US it is hard to get by without a car. That said, just because you have a car does not mean you have to use it every day. Whenever possible, ride your bike or share a ride with a colleague or spouse and save both on gas and reduce the environmental footprint.