Travel and Transportation in Egypt

Video Transcript

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"I would never drive in Cairo, ever. I did spend time in cars. I spent time on public transportation a lot and you don’t see a lot of Westerners riding it. It seems scary, but you only have to know a few phrases and it’s a whole lot cheaper than taking a taxi. The traffic system is also controlled chaos. So there might have been lanes at one time, but now there’s not and they’re like sort of fish swimming in an ocean, and there’s different currents, and the lanes are never straight, but most of the time they never seem to crash into each another. And they go at super fast speeds, so it’s sort of like an autobahn without any lanes."

In this video, a linguist discusses traffic and public transportation in Egypt.