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Right before we left Cairo, a group of us ventured out to Al-Azhar Park. Located amongst the business of Cairo, the park was beautiful and the perfect oasis to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Listed as one of the world’s sixty great public spaces, the park was a gift to Cairo from Aga Khan IV, a descendant of one of the caliphs who founded the city of Cairo in the year 969. The park boasts many varieties of flora and fauna and has several ponds and fountains, and there are some great views of Cairo to be seen from the park. Walking around the park wasn’t completely serene, though – even though it was a small group of us, we attracted a lot of attention and, once again, were asked to be in lots of pictures with Egyptians who were sprawled out on the grass and playing in the park. Rain clouds and light sprinkling threatened to ruin our day, but thankfully they held off until we left the park.

 

-Katie

 

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