Thursday, July 13, 2006
The Cairo Metro is nice but it definitely doesn't hold a candle to the Moscow Metro. The stations are all pretty boring, unlike Moscow's stations, many of which are built like castles!
In keeping tradition with all the metros I have been in, I took a nice tumble just as we were heading home. A group of us were walking down the stairs at the Mar Girgis station. The marble stairs used to have weather strips on them but those had long since finished serving their purpose. Just as Alison was about to tell me, "These stairs are kind of slippery..." I biffed it. I fell down really hard and then slid down a few more stairs. Don't worry...I had a few bruises and could hardly move an arm for a day but am all better now. Perhaps the stairs weren't as much to blame as my shoes...
They have been replaced...by some $3 shoes we found at the Suq.