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Breathtaking places to see and visit in Egypt

11/22/2016 in Egypt

Highlights of any visit to Egypt include famous archaeological sites from both Lower (North) and Upper (South) Egypt. The most famous are:

Greater Cairo:

The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.The Egyptian Museum.The pyramids and temples of Saqqara and Dahshur.Citadel of Salah El Din and Mosque of Mohamed Ali.Khan al Khalili bazaar and al Hussein Mosque.

Alexandria: Alexandria, with several historical sights and...


Bottoms up! What to drink in Egypt

09/04/2016 in Egypt

See also Stay healthy: Fluids section for hygiene and related info.

Water

Bottled water is available everywhere. The local brands (most common being Baraka, Hayat,Siwa) are of the same price as foreign brand options which are also available: Nestle Pure Life, Dasani (bottled by Coca-Cola), and Aquafina(bottled by Pepsi). Evianis less available and is expensive. A note on the local brand Baraka:...


Fun ways of getting around in Egypt

09/04/2016 in Egypt

By train

The state-owned company Egyptian National Railways runs almost all trains in Egypt. The Cairo-Alexandria route is heavily traveled by train, with frequent service daily. Overnight trains are available for travel from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan, in Upper Egypt; these are run by a separate private company called Abela Egypt. On ENR trains, a First Class ticket costs only...


Love shopping? Come and check out what to buy in Egypt

09/04/2016 in Egypt

Hoard your small bills!

Egypt has a perpetual shortage of small bills and change: even banks are reluctant to break too many bills. Vendors will also perpetually say they do not have change. Hoard your small bills as much as you can, be prepared to make bank runs for change, and break your bills in the easiest situations such as large...


Fascinating history of Egypt

09/04/2016 in Egypt

History

The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world’s great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose around 3200 B.C. and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians...


Ways of staying out of trouble in Egypt

09/04/2016 in Egypt

Tipping

Keep in mind that most Egyptian workers expect tips after performing a service. This can be expected for something as little as pressing the button in the elevator. Many workers will even ask you to tip them before you get a chance. The typical tip for minor services is EGP1 (about 14 US cents). Due to the general shortage of...


Ways of staying healthy and rejuvenated in Egypt

09/04/2016 in Egypt

Fluids

Ensure that you drink plenty of water: Egypt has an extremely dry climate most of the year – a fact aggravated by high temperatures in the summer end of the year – and countless travellers each year experience the discomforts and dangers of dehydration. A sense of thirst is not enough to indicate danger – carry a water bottle and...