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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by StinkusP1nkus, Apr 15, 2015.
You've either told that story on here before or I'm having severe deja vu
I’ve read this urban legend on this board before as well.
I probably have. It’s my go-to anecdote for “wow China has a ton of big cities huh” situations. The real question is if the population increased since the last time I told it.
Map Men always get a watch from me
I'm down with being called "Hot Canada."
Sure, they're probably referring to the temperature, but it's versatile...
Thought Seoul would be on this list. Tokyo is insane. Skyscrapers as far as the eye can see. Was surprised at Istanbul’s size, so it being on the list makes sense.
Cairo is a huge dirty dump.
I really need to visit Mexico City.
Isn’t Cairo expected to double non size over the next 50 years or so?
When i was in consulting, I did a strategy project for YMCA’s parent organization, and they claimed the average American lived within 25 miles of a YMCA, which was wild to me.
Probably thinking of Lagos or Kinshasa
Just reminded me of the chart in this article.
That makes sense. The average American lives within 25 miles of a population center and most population centers have a Y
They are building New Cairo City which is poised to be a multi-million person city right next door to Cairo.
A lot of people when they picture the Pyramids they picture this
But from another angle it’s this
Ancient Egypt is fascinating
I think I'm in the minority, but I loved Cairo. It's intense and not like a relaxing vacation, and you're gonna be harassed a lot if you have white skin, but it's amazing.
The Cairo museum is one of the coolest things I've ever seen - they have a room with all the mummies they've ever recovered. The entire lineage of of Ramses, like 20 mummies encased in glass. Then King Tut's shit and the massive monuments.
Just think of all the condos we could fit in between those
Also the walking path we build around it with a layer of retail on each side
Yeah it seems like it would be just chaotic as fuck but the museums might be worth it.
My mom's side of the family went to Cairo in '78 for a Grateful Dead show and putzed around the city for a few days before. I always hear stories about how they all flew kites on top of the pyramids and did a midnight torch lit guided exploitation in tunnels in the pyramids.
Im sure all stuff that is a big no-no these days.
While I don’t disagree with this from the American view, I do see a golf course about a driver and 8 iron away from the pyramid, so knowing what I know about Egypt, I wouldn’t say a lot of their shit is a lot different knowing their history.
America sucks ass, Egypt isn’t a country I assume to be the one I’d want to teach us the flaws of our way.
Kudos to Egypt for preserving the mystique of the pyramids and just building in a big radius around them. America would have turned them into a Brass Pro Shop by now.
Both Egypt and the US have 13% of their land set aside as protected land which includes national parks, reserves, monuments, wildlife sanctuaries, etc. So before you all decide to move to Egypt you might want to adjust some expectations.
Saw a program on the Nile and they talked about the population growth of Cairo. Last year they city hit 20 million and the country 100 million. In the next thirty years they expect the population of Egypt to be over 200 million and Cairo to double. Nuts...
Isn't most of Egypt and unlivable desert though?
PROTECTED unlivable desert.
I hear Sinai Peninsula is the low key hidden gem of Egyptian tourism.
there's a golf course just to the left of them
Google maps makes it look like you could whack the big pyramid with a good hit straight out of the side of the fairway.
Whack is such a good word to me but one I only hear people say talking about golf. Just the want it rolls off the lips makes it delightful.
I’ve played that course at myrtle beach
A lot of golf courses in Cairo. Or at least my 2 mins on Google Earth research leads me to believe.
Lots of sand traps amirite?
They’re all waste bunkers. Local rule.
A ton of the United States' public land is unlivable desert or just unlivable terrain, as well.
This is such a good channel to follow, even if you don't care for the subject matter, they do a good job making it entertaining.
Well I’ve been down this rabbit hole for two hours
The harassment was annoying, but you have to expect it. The hostel I stayed in was shit, so that was a big factor. Cairo seemed like it needed a rainstorm in the worst way just to wash away the dirt.
Giza pyramids and mummy artifacts at the Egyptian museum are a must. Hurghada on the Red Sea is a welcomed reprieve. Didn’t know it was so popular with Russians and Brits.
Never heard of Sheila Cs Burger Barn
Peanut Butter Bacon Burger with a side of tots from Clocked in Athens, GA is the tits.
Fairly new. Corner of Wire and Shug
Sounds like an electrician you’d hire for a case of Busch light.