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Ways of staying healthy and rejuvenated in Egypt

09/05/2016 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...


Safety travel tips for Poland

09/04/2016 in Poland

The European unified emergency number 112 is being deployed in Poland. By now, it certainly works for all mobile-phone calls and most land-line calls. There are also three "old" emergency numbers that are still in use. These are:

Ambulance: 999 (Pogotowie,dziewięć-dziewięć-dziewięć)

Firefighters: 998 (Straż Pożarna,dziewięć-dziewięć-osiem)

Police: 997 (Policja,dziewięć-dziewięć-siedem)

Municipal Guards: 986 (Straż Miejska,dziewięć-osiem-sześć) it is a kind of auxiliary Police force found only in...


Bottoms up! What to drink in Egypt

09/05/2016 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:...


Drunk in love! What to drink in Poland

09/05/2016 in Poland

Poland is on the border of European "vodka" and "beer culture". Poles enjoy alcoholic drinks but they drink less than the European average. You can buy beer, vodka and wine. Although Poland is known as the birthplace of vodka, local beer seems to have much more appeal to many Poles. Another traditional alcoholic beverage is mead. Polish liqueurs and nalewka...


Fun ways of getting around in Egypt

09/05/2016 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...


What's on the menu? What to eat in Poland

09/05/2016 in Poland

Poles take their meals following the standard continental schedule: a light breakfast in the morning (usually some sandwiches with tea/coffee), then a larger lunch (or traditionally a "dinner") at around 13:00-14:00, then a supper at around 19:00.

Tipping

For the most part, Polish restaurants and bars do not include gratuity in the total of the check, so your server will be pleased...


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

09/05/2016 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

09/05/2016 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

09/05/2016 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...


Lets explore the historic streets of Poland

08/29/2016 in Poland

Polish road infrastructure is extensive but generally poorly maintained, and high speed motorways currently in place are insufficient. However, public transport is quite plentiful and inexpensive: buses and trams in cities, and charter buses and trains for long distance travel.

By plane

LOT Polish Airlines offers domestic flights between Warsaw Chopin Airport and the airports of Kraków, Katowice, Wrocław, Poznań, Szczecin, Gdańsk,...