Anyone who watches any kind of news programme will be more than aware that Egypt is in a volatile state politically at the moment. However cities like Cairo and Alexandria are fascinating and offer many opportunities for anyone wanting to go and teach there. Teachers are very well cared for by their schools, often being bussed in from where they live, which is often a gated community, with security thrown in, so there is not too much to worry about. And one thing you don't have to worry about is keeping warm - it's always warm in Egypt, year round.
The city of Cairo has a history that goes back further than most Europeans or US citizens can begin to comprehend. In 2600 BC when the pyramids at Giza were being built, Stonehenge was just a twinkle in the eye of a civilisation who weren't even using bronze tools. The pyramids sit proudly just outside the city and it is a strange feeling to stand amongst the honking chaos that is the Cairo traffic and look towards the desert and see them dark against the sky. Old and new are so intertwined here that sometimes it is hard to tell them apart