Most surprising thing about Cairo: I have adjusted to the heat. It’s been around 40c most days and not even that “dry” of a heat, usually around 50-60% humidity. yet I can function for a few hours at a time in that heat and when it comes down to around 32c by 7pm I feel fine outside. This is surprising.
I had my first English speaking Uber driver (actually first English speaking person period, outside of guides) of my time in Cairo, we talked about a lot of different things (because Cairo traffic is insane and it took 40 minutes to go 4kms) and he was saying how the climate has changed in the past decade, how much hotter and dustier it is all the time, he said Cairo now has Gulf weather.