It's a pity these photos don't convey the smell: The City of Scavengers in Cairo

It's a pity these photos don't convey the smell: The City of Scavengers in Cairo

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"This is not another garbage dump in a third world country. Garbage is treated professionally here. Here garbage is the breadwinner and drinker. Waste from all over the Egyptian capital is brought to the City of scavengers on the outskirts of Cairo. The Zabbaleen caste living here processes and sorts it day and night."

It's a pity these photos don't convey the smell: The City of Scavengers in Cairo

It's a pity these photos don't convey the smell: The City of Scavengers in Cairo

The business is a family business. Zabbalins live right there, without leaving work. Garlands of garbage hang from houses whose roofs are also covered with it. Flies, rats, pigs are a bonus.

It's a pity these photos don't convey the smell: The City of Scavengers in Cairo

And to reinforce the pun of the situation, I went there with my eternal companion Chausov, the first cop to circumnavigate the world. What could be more beautiful than garbage in the city of garbage?! If you think that's it, then no! We will infiltrate one of the tombs in the City of the Dead, visit the most dangerous area of Cairo and be beaten to smithereens by market tricksters from Khan el-Khalili.

So don't waste your time — push on the play below and plunge into the atmosphere of sparkling humor and magical audio in the best video blog about trash travel on YouTube. And remember: the video does not convey the smell!

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