Cairo: Manshiyat Naser

While researching Cairo, I came across a note in Lonely Planet on a neighbourhood which doesn’t feature on the list of tourist sights. This hood is called the Garbage city: Known locally as Manshiyat Naser. It caught my eye. Here we have a community of mostly Coptic Christians (also called Zabbaleens) who collect garbage from all over Cairo and then work on recycling. It is quite different from slums and favelas: here the community only processes garbage for a living. I decided to explore the area out of curiosity: What is Garbage city supposed to be?. I did not expect … Continue reading Cairo: Manshiyat Naser