Hone Your Winter Tan in Cairo

Stop shivering and fly to Africa's largest city— sans mittens
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Nov 11, 2007 11:39 AM CST
Flee winter's chill in Cairo.   (Index Open (http://www.indexopen.com))

(Newser) – Feel free to flee autumn's chill by visiting Cairo, where temps have dropped to a mild 70 degrees. Concierge says to check out the Egyptian Museum for its gold treasures, and Old Cairo, a Roman-era web of tiny streets near the Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas—the oldest mosque in Africa. Its massive floor can fit a few thousand Koranic scholars, though you'll likely just see a few napping to beat the heat.

Or head to Felfela for falafel and grilled meat kebabs among an array of hanging plants and tree trunk-carved tables. Or try the Abou El Sid's decor, straight out of Arabian Nights—and a house cocktail that will leave you reeling. Later on, skip the tacky pyramid light show and hit the clubs. Travel Channel recommends the Cairo Jazz Club and Jackie's Joint for a lively evening. (Read more top travel destinations stories.)