Every apartment that has been around for as long as this one has tend to develop its own idiosyncrasies which some say is part of its charm. This part of the website aims to assist you in settling in the apartment and the building quickly.
|Posted by agouzaapartment on July 31, 2010 at 9:25 PM||comments (40)|
If you planning on staying in the same apartment for a little less than a year or longer my advice to you is to go and greet your neighbours within the first week of your stay. This move will be appreciated by your neighbours and it will be less awkward if you need their help one day. If no one answers the door you can try another time or you...Read Full Post »
|Posted by agouzaapartment on July 31, 2010 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
To combat Cairo’s increasing temperatures in the summer and recently some parts of the Fall & Spring, the apartment has four air conditioners. Apart from the ones in every bedroom there is one in the living room. Turning the air conditioners on and off is a straight forward job.Although they hardly reflect the latest technology in systems cooling they all work well and do the job they promise to do.
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|Posted by agouzaapartment on July 31, 2010 at 3:27 PM||comments (0)|
Our washing machine is a bit old but is fullyautomatic and it has never failed to wash and tumble dry my laundry. Theprogram is straight forward and you can check it out by pressing the detergentdrawer (on the left side) downwards. D is my favorite washing program; itwashes at 40C and it accommodates most of my clothing.
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|Posted by agouzaapartment on July 31, 2010 at 2:31 PM||comments (0)|
About twice a month a representative of the electricity and the gas company visits to read the meter installed by their company to record your monthly consumption. They don’t have specific schedule and so it is very common to miss their visits.
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|Posted by agouzaapartment on July 31, 2010 at 2:13 PM||comments (0)|
Both electricity and gas bills are paid monthly. Every month each company's representative will knock on your door with the monthly receipt. You have to pay the amount indicated on the receipt on the spot. If you don’t have sufficient money to pay don’t expect toget the receipt, but remember that failure to pay the bill will result in a cut in the electricity (to get it back is a real pain so try to avoid that!!!). Normally you can ask him to wait...Read Full Post »
|Posted by agouzaapartment on July 31, 2010 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
Garbage collectors (2 different companies)
Every other day, in the evening, the state run garbage collectors come to pick up the garbage. Normally they just pick what you have left out for them but every now and then they would knock on your door to se...Read Full Post »
|Posted by agouzaapartment on September 2, 2009 at 7:12 AM||comments (0)|
During the summer and regardless of the fact that many Egyptians use their
balconies to dry their laundry it is still advisable to hang your laundry indoor using
the portable laund...Read Full Post »
|Posted by agouzaapartment on September 2, 2009 at 7:03 AM||comments (0)|
You might have already noticed that by living in Cairo you have to adjust to a
different quality of air. Like in most big cities, especially in the summer, during theRead Full Post »
|Posted by agouzaapartment on August 25, 2009 at 2:54 PM||comments (0)|
Cairo’s growing population is putting a lot of strain on its
water supply and that’s why old apartment buildings are suffering from weak flow of
running water. To cou...Read Full Post »
|Posted by agouzaapartment on August 25, 2009 at 2:39 PM||comments (0)|
Two different companies of garbagecollectors come to pick up the garbage. The first one (more reliable) comes at about 8am every morning while the other one passes by about 5pm every other day. To keep a pest clean apartment please try not to keep any garbage bags over night in the apartment. Be...Read Full Post »