Breaking Borders: Detained in Egypt Pictures

Travel to the ancient city of Cairo, Egypt, with journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio. Visit the pyramids of Giza and the local market, and dine near Tahrir Square.

Visiting the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx of Giza

Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio visit the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx of Giza in style.

History Lesson in Cairo

Local fixer Ahmed Seddik speaks to Mariana and Michael about the history of the pyramids. Experts estimate that they were constructed anywhere between 2550 and 2490 BC.

Great Sphinx of Giza

Beauty shot of the Great Sphinx of Giza. For centuries, archaeologists have studied the iconic structure, but no one is certain when it was built (estimates put it at more than 4,000 years ago) or for what or whom it stands.

Shopping for Plates in Giza

Michael and Mariana shop for plates that will be used for their dinner amid a backdrop of the beautiful Giza pyramids. Dinner guests will include people with opposing views on the Muslim Brotherhood, Middle East democracy and the future of Egypt.

The Nile River

Viewed from the rooftop of the Kempinski Hotel, the Nile River curves its way through downtown Cairo.

Fresh Breads of Cairo's Central

Michael, Mariana and Ahmed taste freshly baked bread in Cairo’s central bazaar, Souk El Tawfikia. Bread like this is traditionally served stuffed with honey, cheese and compressed dates.

Sailing on The Nile River

Sailboats come into port on the Nile River.

Cairo's Spice Market

A view of the bustling bazaar from inside the spice market.

A Walk Through Khan El-Khalili Market

Mariana, Michael and Ahmed walk through Cairo's busy Khan El-Khalili market, located off Tahrir Square, to Felfela Restaurant.

Egyptian Lamps

Beautiful handcrafted lamps for sale in Cairo's market.

Lunch at Felfela Restaurant

Ahmed, Mariana and Michael prepare to dig in to their lunch at Felfela Restaurant. They sample a little bit of everything, including meatballs (similar to Italian meatballs), steamed peppers, falafel and more. 

More Peace for Egypt

Political graffiti on a wall in Cairo depicts a "gas tank" filled with more peace than war. Related Video: If These Walls Could Talk