Engineers@Leisure: Middle East Meanders, Part 4

May 11th, 2017, Published in Articles: Energize, Articles: EngineerIT, Articles: Vector


A two-day visit to Cairo and its surrounds had been tagged on to the end of our Middle East meanders and formed an interesting contrast to what we had become accustomed to. Cairo from the air is not an inviting prospect, with many blocks of seemingly unfinished apartments surrounded by a brown haze of desert dust. We were warned against drinking tap water and instructed on which bottled brands are safe. Many of the buildings next to the roads appeared derelict, with flat rooftops cluttered with junk and, in some cases, with tethered goats… (more)

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