Mahmoud, a child from island of gold, poses for a photo.
Island of gold is a place, located in the nile, in Maadi district.
You can go there only by a ferry boat. Its so primitive and rural place. People there are deprived of basic services such as clean water and sanitation.ladies there still washing their clothes in the river's water. At the other bank of the nile, lays maadi corniche with its modern buildings and urban life. Island of gold is a reminder of how egypt is full of contradictions. Two different life styles are existing, two minutes away from each other.