I stand in the city center surrounded by people all speaking Arabic in quick tones.  I am standing in Tahrir Square, one of the major city centers in Cairo.  I can’t imagine Tahrir Square being any busier than it is right now but it has happened before. Many political protests have taken place here in the last few years drawing thousands.  I keep walking though determined to see all of Cairo as quick as I can before I have to leave to catch the bus to go to Giza. I continue to my next stop, the Mosque of Muhammad. The Mosque of Muhammad was commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.   As I stand in front of the Mosque I see it’s prominent silhouette and twin minarets.  People stand around it each more amazed than the next. I make the decision to go inside but to go inside I must wear hijab because in the Muslim faith it is very important for women to cover their hair before they go in the mosque.  I put on the hijab and continue inside. There is a crimson red rug on the ground with golden mandel design on each rug.  People sit cross legged on the ground, some praying, some just looking around. The walls have canary gold marble designs and red and gold designs all over the staircase.  Low hanging glass balls with  illuminated fliminets light up the room.  I explore the prayer rooms and look at ornate chandeliers with glass pieces that hang down like water falls. When I exit the mosque I see it is almost sunset so I decide to get a cab so I can see the Cairo Tower before my bus leaves. I get outside and see the tallest building in Egypt, its’ white with criss crossed white  metal all the way to the top where the pieces jutt off the top in a circle. Then at the very top there are windows. I take an elevator to the top and when I step off I see I made it just in time. The sunset is the best I have ever seen. The sky is a mix of orange and pink and there is the sprawling city all around busy with cars and people. In that moment I know I made the right decision in coming to Cairo.