The Nile Corniche in Cairo - this part of Cairo is famous for it's high rise buildings

The Nile Corniche in Cairo - this part of Cairo is famous for it's high rise buildings

Eastern bank of the Nile - it was late in the afternoon and I was going to cross the river via Qasr al-Nil Bridge

Eastern bank of the Nile - it was late in the afternoon and I was going to cross the river via Qasr al-Nil Bridge

In this part of Cairo, the Nile splits into two branches thus creating a small island in the middle called Gezira (Arabic for island)

In this part of Cairo, the Nile splits into two branches thus creating a small island in the middle called Gezira (Arabic for island)

A building on the eastern bank of the Nile - this area is very close to the al-Tahrir Square

A building on the eastern bank of the Nile - this area is very close to the al-Tahrir Square

Semiramis Inter Continental Hotel close to the Qasr al-Nil Bridge

Semiramis Inter Continental Hotel close to the Qasr al-Nil Bridge

Western bank of the Nile in Zamalek district - this district is located on the northern side of the Gezira Island

Western bank of the Nile in Zamalek district - this district is located on the northern side of the Gezira Island

A burnt out building on the eastern bank of the Nile with the 6th October Bridge spanning over the Nile

A burnt out building on the eastern bank of the Nile with the 6th October Bridge spanning over the Nile

The Nile City boat Restaurant - this is a large boat on Nile which offers many different types of restaurants

The Nile City boat Restaurant - this is a large boat on Nile which offers many different types of restaurants

Rush hour in the evening on the 6th October Bridge - a guy in traditional dress is selling bread

Rush hour in the evening on the 6th October Bridge - a guy in traditional dress is selling bread

A seller with his small cart selling corn on the cob

A seller with his small cart selling corn on the cob

Now, hot day has turned into a pleasant evening and locals are flocking to the Nile for a boat trip

Now, hot day has turned into a pleasant evening and locals are flocking to the Nile for a boat trip

Busy road on the Nile Corniche but people were crossing it in their own ways

Busy road on the Nile Corniche but people were crossing it in their own ways

A guy is selling bbq corn on the cob to a customer

A guy is selling bbq corn on the cob to a customer

By the looks of the things, this seems like a tea/coffee stall

By the looks of the things, this seems like a tea/coffee stall

Locals strolling on the eastern bank of the Nile in Cairo

Locals strolling on the eastern bank of the Nile in Cairo

Looking at the people, Cairo has a very strange feel, it could be very modern city yet it could be deeply rooted in the Islamic traditions

Looking at the people, Cairo has a very strange feel, it could be very modern city yet it could be deeply rooted in the Islamic traditions

A view of the Qasr al-Nil Bridge with sun hiding behind one of its' pillars - this bridge connects Cairo to Zamalek and the Gezira districts

A view of the Qasr al-Nil Bridge with sun hiding behind one of its' pillars - this bridge connects Cairo to Zamalek and the Gezira districts

This part of the Nile is opposite the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities (just behind the burnt out building to the left)

This part of the Nile is opposite the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities (just behind the burnt out building to the left)

Boats anchored on the eastern bank of the Nile - these boats cater for the visitors who flock to waterways in the evening

Boats anchored on the eastern bank of the Nile - these boats cater for the visitors who flock to waterways in the evening

A large boat on the Nile - the music was being played very loud on those boats

A large boat on the Nile - the music was being played very loud on those boats

A couple make their way to the seating area of the boat

A couple make their way to the seating area of the boat

Sun going down on the western shores of the Nile

Sun going down on the western shores of the Nile

Another view of the western bank with the Cairo Tower in the background

Another view of the western bank with the Cairo Tower in the background

The Sun has almost completed it's journey and it is setting behind the Cairo Tower and the Nile City boat

The Sun has almost completed it's journey and it is setting behind the Cairo Tower and the Nile City boat

A boat with flashy lights passing in the middle of the Nile

A boat with flashy lights passing in the middle of the Nile

Two very different towers are seen in this photo - one belongs to a mosque in the Zamalek district while other is the famous Cairo Tower

Two very different towers are seen in this photo - one belongs to a mosque in the Zamalek district while other is the famous Cairo Tower

This is the small branch of the Nile, close to the Nilometer on the Roda Island

This is the small branch of the Nile, close to the Nilometer on the Roda Island

This is the pedestrian bridge which is used to reach the Roda Island

This is the pedestrian bridge which is used to reach the Roda Island

There is another bridge, very close to the pedestrian one used by the traffic

There is another bridge, very close to the pedestrian one used by the traffic

A small island inside the Nile, next to the Nilometer

A small island inside the Nile, next to the Nilometer

A boat decorated with Vodafone is on the Nile

A boat decorated with Vodafone is on the Nile

I bought these chocolate bars in Israel three days ago, while searching for my bag I found them - not a bad idea for a quick lunch

I bought these chocolate bars in Israel three days ago, while searching for my bag I found them - not a bad idea for a quick lunch

A large ship on Nile , serving as a floating restaurant

A large ship on Nile , serving as a floating restaurant