Life in Cairo is much the same as it is in any other city of the world.People get up in the morning, go to school or work, have meals with their family, spend time with their friends, and go to the supermarket, much the same as your family does. Only the wealthy can afford to live in free-standing houses because space is difficult to find.
While it is inappropriate to touch a woman in public, don't be surprised to see men holding hands, with arms wrapped around each other or kissing each other on the cheek in greeting.
In ancient times it was meant to help the girl’s family with collecting the household items and jewelry of the bride.
Egyptians will always greet you with a smile and a gracious inquiry as to your health.
Traditionally, women would remain in the back of the house and not come into the living room if someone who was not a close friend or family visited, although this is less common now.
It is, however, considered inappropriate for a woman and man who are not married or related to be alone together.