Cats from Cairo {Egypt} - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cats from Cairo {Egypt}

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"Cairo cats are street-smart survivors with an aristocratic lineage. Approach them as you would your fluffy, fireside feline and you will immediately have a cross-cultural misunderstanding," writes Lorraine Chittock in her book Cairo Cats: Egypt's Enduring Legacy. "Notice instead their lunar eyes coolly scanning the relentless bustle around them, their long bodies slinking through souks and down alleyways as though they own the place. And in a way they do, these mystical survivors from a dynasty dating back to the very cradle of civilization."

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Near the Egyptian Museum

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egyptian museum

Cat near a coppersmith shop in Khan al-Khalili

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Street cats in Bab al-Louk

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Near Sharia Bur Said

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A cat with a pretty coat in Dokki

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Near the mausoleum of Sultan Qa'it Bay in the City of the Dead

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Kittens near Villa #74 Road 15, Maadi

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Outskirts of Giza, near the pyramids

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Cat of the Al-Nurriya Coffeeshop in Bab al-Louk

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Feline butcher's assistant in Imbaba

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Source: Cairo Cats: Egypt's Enduring Legacy

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  1. These cats look regal with the sleek bodies and those eyes. The first little kitty is so sweet that I would want to take it home.

  2. I wonder how people treat their street cats there?

  3. They are all beautiful. I love all things feline.

    Have a purrfect Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  4. You got some top-notch shots here!
    Thanks for sharing at

  5. Fabulous, love the ginger boy in with the statues


  6. We've been in Cairo several times in recent years and thankfully have seen few street cats - those we've encountered haven't been as lucky as those in your photos. A lovely recap of Cairo and cats though.

  7. Great post as usual. I would not live without travelling. Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.
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  8. That quote is hilarious! Neat pic too.

  9. I love them. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Love that top shot, really made me smile - thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  11. Oh they are so cute! And these sitting among the sculptures looks haughtily :D

  12. nice

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