katameya

Resident Perspective: Katameya

Resident Perspective is a series of standardized interviews with Cairo residents to get their views on the city and their neighborhoods.

Where in Cairo do you live?
Katameya. Peaceful, Green, a bubble away from the bustling traffic and the noise of Cairo. Also, an isolated island from cultural events, protests, and fine dining.

List the most positive and the most negative aspects of living there.
Positive: Quiet, relaxing, green, specious. Negative: Far, bubble life.


How do you move around Cairo (modes of transport) and what would you like to see different regarding the future of transport in the city?
My car. I would love a metro or train to reach tagamo3 (New Cairo Fifth Settlement), it would change my life.


How does your district fit within Cairo? What would you like to see changed in that relationship between your neighborhood and the city?
It is isolated. The ring road is so dangerous and always crowded, and if there’s an accident, you can just kiss your day goodbye!!!!


What are your top complaints about Cairo and what would you suggest to solve those problems?

Traffic, garbage, and sexual harassment.


What do you like the most about Cairo and what are your favorite places in the city.

What I like most about Cairo: it’s home, where my family and friends are. Favorite places in city: Khan el Khalili, Ibn Tulun (bayn elqasrein), Azhar Park, Felucca on the Nile.

Do you relate to the historic heritage of your district or of Cairo in general? Do you think you have a good sense of history of the city? Would you say you are have “civic pride” or are proud to live in Cairo?

Yes, I love Cairo.


Do you understand how the city is governed/managed? Do you think your community/district would be better or worst if residents from the community/district were involved in local government (محليات)?

It would be better of course. The local city councils, “mahalleyat,” are zebala (garbage) and full of corruption and bribery. We need democracy from the bottom up.


In the context of Cairo, what comes to mind when you think of these keywords?

Green Space/Parks: Unheard of, except Azhar Park.

Gated communities: A bubble.

Museums: Should be outsourced to private sector Because the government is doing such a lousy job (of managing them).

Downtown: WAAALLLLSSS (The cement block walls erected post-revolution around the Parliament, Interior Ministry, etc.). NO PARKING - A MESS.

If you could move to another district in Cairo where would you move to?
Nowhere, I love Katameya.

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So excited about my new @thenutribullet 😍 Spending my Thursday night experimenting and blending! Loving the “Complete Book of Juicing,” can’t wait to devour every page 😄

This juice is called the Ginger Hopper, it contains carrots, apples and ginger 👍

Thank you so much E 😍

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You exercise and your eating habits are EQUALLY important and come hand in hand!

Another athletic hard working person who has been working out regularly for years but has not seen any improvement in terms of her percent of fat and physical appearance. With some adjustments to her eating habits, her fat has started to go down without affecting her muscle mass! 💪 almost 3 kilos of fat lost in 3 weeks and she gained 600grams of muscle! 👏👏


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☀️Starting my week with my green juice which is bok choy, fresh ginger, kiwi, broccoli, cayenne pepper, a capsule of probiotics and my hemp protein ☀️

Bok choy is a Chinese cabbage that is known for its super nutrients. It is low in calories, high in fiber, rich in antioxidants, folate, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin k.

Cooking bok choy destroys lots of it’s enzymes so benefit from all it’s nutrients by blending it in your green juice 💪

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Today I finally started spinning again at FITSTOP as today was the first day in the new season. This is my post workout meal which is 3 egg omelette (2 whites and 1 whole egg) with mushrooms, feta and a rocket salad on the side. I got this amazing freshly baked brown toast loaf from Fino Bakery in Maadi this morning! 👍


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Soup, salad & croutons 😍Takeaway from @zoobaeats

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