Magu Bee at World's End

A travel blog of one crazy Magu Bee traveling the globe.

Ehab agreed to take me to a very poor part of the city, what he called 'The garbage city'. 

I think one could apply the word 'slums' in here, although the houses people live in are not similar to the self-built ones I'd later see in Asia. A lot of dirt (even more than is normal for Cairo), litter and not-so-pleasant smells. However, the people were friendly and curious as to why I was there. Ehab told me the visitors he sometimes takes there never step out of the car. I wouldn't want to just drive through, as to me that would somehow feel like being direspectful for the habitants.

Already the entrance is a bit of a hassle.
Tens of litter bags, I think they got sorted and processed in here.

Such sights always tear my heart up. I guess at least it's safe enough for the kids to play together...

I was wondering for more than a short while if it was just a coincidence that the majority of people living in this poorest part of the Muslim city are Christian. And somehow I find such coincidences hard to believe. When asked about it, Ehab said he had no idea if and how those facts were related.

As I've mentioned - we got out of the car and walked the streets for a while, to later start climbing towards some hills towering over the Garbage City.

And I am extremely glad we did! The hills were amazing and home to some beautiful engravings, scenes and quotes from the Bible.

I guess no matter the religion, Egyptians really do have a knack for wall paintings and carvings.
A small church school.

Inbetween the rocks proudly stands a little church. A very simple one but its location and the very simplicity make it exquisite.
You enter through a sort of a tunnel...

... and arrive in the church.

I'm not an overly religious person, but sitting in here and watching a part of the seats bathe in the rays of sun was truly inspirational.


View from the top.