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El-Ayat to Cairo

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1516051561677{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]This is definitely a place name that demonstrates how difficult it is to write Arabic words in English letters. There are nearly half a dozen ways of writing the town’s name, from el-ayat, aiyat, ayyat, ayyaat, al-‘ayat and so forth. The name is related to the word for tailor, which might give some clue about its past history.

The station itself is on the busy main railway line to Upper Egypt not far south of Cairo’s sprawling southern suburbs, and stands in the narrow strip of fertile countryside on the west bank of the River Nile.

The ticket itself is for a 3rd class day return from el-Ayat to Cairo and back. I bought it on 28th December 1994, although the date is actually illegible on the ticket. It is ticket number 1477 and the price is printed 30 qurush, but written EGP1.10.

This area is famed for its pyramids. The Giza pyramids are well-known, but there are numerous examples from different eras of ancient Egypt. Many of these types can be viewed from trains travelling up and down this stretch of railway line, including the ruins of the Saqqara and Dahshur pyramids, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read more here.[/vc_column_text][mk_button dimension=”flat” corner_style=”full_rounded” size=”x-large” url=”” align=”center”]More[/mk_button][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”670″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_divider margin_top=”10″ margin_bottom=”10″][mk_fancy_title color=”#1e73be” size=”17″ margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]I help people and businesses organise their marketing, which saves time and stress. As part of this I created a straightforward way to help people develop anecdotes, which are the building blocks to confidence and assertiveness in groups of people. I help people strengthen their small-talk for social situations such as networking events and elsewhere. Stories about places are a great way to begin. Get in touch if want to start telling great stories.[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_divider margin_top=”10″ margin_bottom=”10″][vc_gmaps link=”#E-8_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”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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