Railway Stations (comp. p. 11). The station for Alexandria (R. 2),
Zakazik, Isma'iliya, and Suez (R. 5), and for the whole of the Delta,
lies beyond the Isma'iliyeh Canal (PI. A, 5), lfa M. from the end of the
Muski. The station for Bedrashen (Sakkara), the Fayum, and the Nile
railway as far as Siut (p. 371), and also for the branch-line of the Alex¬
andria and Cairo railway (p. 224), diverging at Tell el-Barud (opened in
1875), is at Bulak ed-Dakrur, li/2 M. from the Muski. The station for
the line to Tura and Helwan (p. 403) is in the Place Me'hemet-Ali, below
the Citadel (PI. F, G,'2).
The hotel commissionnaires with their omnibuses or carriages await
the arrival of each train and take charge of luggage. As it not unfre-
quently happens that all the hotels are full, it is a wise precaution to
telegraph for rooms from Alexandria. Carriage with two horses from the
station to one of the hotels 2'/2-3 fr., donkey '/z fr., luggage-donkey '/2 fr-
(but an attempt to extort more is always made; comp. p. 12).
Hotels (see remark on p. 204). 'New Hotel (PI. a; C, 5), in the Ezbe-
kiyeh, a large building with handsome rooms (landlord, Sign. Pantellini);
"Shepheard's Hotel (PI. b; C, 5), also in the Ezbekiyeh (proprietor Hr.
Zech, manager Hr. Gross), patronised by English and American travellers.
Each of these hotels has a terrace and garden, and the charge at each
is 12-16s. per day. !'H6tel du Nil (PI. c; C, 3), in a narrow street off the
Muski (p. 253), the main artery of traffic; a good house, though uninvit¬
ing externally, with a pleasant garden (proprietor Hr. Friedmann), 15-16 fr.
per day. "Hotel Royal (PI. d; B, 4, 5), in the Ezbekiyeh, moderate
charges; Hotel d'Oeient (PI. f; C, 4), -Hotel d'Angleterre (PI. e; C, 4),
both in the Ezbekiyeh, with good cooking, and moderate charges. All
these hotels have baths and reading-rooms.
Pensions. At the following houses board and lodging may be ob¬
tained for 250-500 fr. a month according to the size and position of the
rooms, wine included: Madame Fink (PI. g; D, 5), in a healthy situation
in the Quartier Isma'iliya (good table); Hdtel Couteret, opposite Shep-
heard's Hotel; Hdtel d'Angleterre (see above), Hdtel de Byzanze (rooms
only), in the Ezkebiyeh.
Private Apartments for the winter may also now be procured without
much difficulty. A slight knowledge of the language, however, is indis¬
pensable, as the servants seldom speak foreign languages. The cost of
living in this way is lower than at a hotel, but it is seldom possible to
secure private lodgings for a shorter period than six months. A sunny
aspect should be chosen, and a detailed written contract drawn up. A
bargain as to food may be made with some neighbouring restaurant.
Wine, see p. 235. Information as to rooms may be obtained at the cigar-
shop of Livadas in the Ezbekiyeh; but it is advisable to submit the con¬
tract before signing to an impartial resident.
Restaurants. "Santi, in the garden of the Ezbekiyeh, dejeuner 3,
dinner 3'/2 fr.; Hdtel d'Angleterre, Kovats, both in the Ezbekiyeh.
Confectioners: Berti (an Italian) in the Ezbekiyeh and the Muski;
Schneider, Mathieu, both in the Ezbekiyeh.
Cafes in the European style abound (beer '/2 fr. per glass). Most of
them have a separate room in which roulette is played, and the traveller
need hardly be cautioned against joining in the game. "De la Bourse
in the Ezbekiyeh; also in the Ezbekiyeh Garden, by the music tents
(p. 258). Beer is sold by Bohr, near the post-office; Miiller, Cafi du Square,
near Shepheard's Hotel; Mayr, in the Ezbekiyeh; Kovats, near the Cafe
Egyptien (see below). — Bodega, with various English beverages, next
door to the Cafe Royal. — The following are Cafes Chantanls, where Bo¬
hemian musicians and singers perform in the evening: Cafe' Egyptien,
opposite Shepheard's Hotel; Eldorado, in the Ezbekiyeh.
The Arabian Cafe's (p. 17), of which there are upwards of a thousand
at Cairo, each consisting of a single booth with a few cane-bottomed
seats, are hardly worth visiting. Small cup of coffee with sugar 30,