Road 9 is a 10-15 minute walk from our apartment, and it is the place to go for restaurants and shopping around here. I take the metro three stops along Road 9 every Monday and Wednesday when I go to English class - from Sakanat el Maadi, the closest stop to my home, to Hadayek el Maadi which is right next to ETC. The office of the graphic designer who works on the Maadi Messenger with me is right next to the main Maadi metro stop. I love Lucille's, a restaurant that has the best hamburgers in Egypt (and beef sausage that's not too bad). You'd never know that most of the road used to be a residential area! Now it's so crowded that it's become a one-way street that's often blocked by traffic.
Anyway, a friend had posted this article up on facebook about Road 9 and I found it really interesting. Hopefully it'll give you a glimpse into part of our life here. =)
Click here: http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/402778