Hurghada Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Taxis Fares

    Taxi drivers will always try to over charge you and rip you off. Never get in an orange cab without correct change as they will pull a fast one on you. You give them a 100LE they will say no that's a...

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  • 2. Diarrhea

    If you have a sensitive stomach, be sure that you'll catch diarrhea. You are most likely to suffer, but you can buy a local medicine called ENTOCID 1, in any pharmacy. There are some bacteria that we...

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  • 3. Sun Dangers

    The sun in Hurgada is very hot,, make sure your protected from the sun stroke. A friend of mine got a sun stroke after getting a sun tan at the beach. We found a Japanese drink "POCARI SWEAT" sold at...

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  • 4. Inconsiderate safari drivers

    This is more like good advice, rather then a warning tip!. Local safari drivers are completelly inconsiderate regarding the passengers. When in jeep it is not...

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  • 5. Beware of "Black Henna" temporary tattoos!

    Not only in Hurghada, but throughout the rest of Egypt and the Middle East, you will find people offering "black henna" or Egyptian temporary tattoos. First of...

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  • 6. Women, be carefull with annoying men!

    Woman cannot even walk in the streets, specially if it is a commercial area, the are extremely pushy, keeps talking to you even if they are talking by...

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  • 7. Egypt's Welcome Greeting - The Visa Scam

    Only minutes after you have touched Egypt's soil at the airport of Hurghada the country is greeting you with the first scam. You enter the airport building and...

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  • 8. Power Outtages

    This is not really a warning or danger but just an F.Y.I. Sometimes, depending on where you are staying in Hurghada, the power may be intentionally cut off....

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  • 9. Too cheap to be true scuba diving

    Diving in Hurghada is big business and ANYONE is prepared to sell it to you. I talk about anyone, from the cleaner in your hotel to all the bazaars in the...

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  • 10. Hurghada. Dangerous taxis!

    In Egypt getting a drivers license is not easy. You can do a course that cost 3 monthly salaries and you will still need to bribe the police that do your check....

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  • 11. The water or food sickness

    Well, this is something the most of you already know. Avoid any contact with a tap water. No ice, no veg or fruits if you can't peal or cook them..But if you...

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  • 12. Sightseeing Tours

    I'll will warn other traveler to buy privat tours - the offers you sightsseing to Cairo or other places for the halv price what you should pay normaly by your...

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  • 13. Don't touch the fish

    Don't touch the fishes when you are diving or snorkelling. Some fishes, like fishes in the scorpion fish family (Stonefish, Read Sea Walkman, Lionfish) have got...

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  • 14. Don't touch any of the corals

    Please be aware of that you are not allowed to touch or stand of any of the corals. If you do they will die and that's what happend throughout most of the...

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  • 15. annoying men

    If you are a female, and without male company, be sure you'd be harrassed to the point of annoyance! Men are going to yell after you, come on to you, pull your...

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  • 16. night swimming

    It is NOT allowed! The guards might catch you. So stay away from the beach after the dark comes. There are some public beaches where you can go after dark, but...

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  • 17. don't take out corals!

    It is forbidden to break corals and bring them out on the surface, and moreover, to bring them home! If you're caught in the airport (and they have the scanners...

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  • 18. stomach flu

    It is well known that most visitors experience a real stomach flu when visiting Egypt. (including myself) Ask advice on your medical doctor and take some...

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  • 19. Post Service

    The post service in Hurghada isn't what I expected and certainly not what they said.We posted some cards for family and friends back home and two weeks later...

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  • 20. Captains or Cowboys

    It's difficult to see on this picture, but the boat is turned over.The captains are real cowboys and you'll know what I mean when you do a boat trip.A crash...

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  • 21. Arabic language

    For most of the people the Arabic language could be a major problem.Luckily they translate almost everything.Though most of the price labels are only in Arabic,...

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  • 22. The forbidden Island of SHADWAN

    Shadwan has a military camp on its southern end and has been mined considerably. It is unlikely that you get a ride there as most charterboat captains avoid it...

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  • 23. "Hello. Where are you from?"

    If you have never been to Egypt before the first time can be a bit daunting. You have probably heard the stories about bargining but most North Americans and...

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  • 24. Renting Snorkels

    I stated in my "Packing List" tip that one should bring ones own snorkel or buy one. Here I will elaborate on why you should. Most boats and hotel pool areas...

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  • 25. Unfriendly people

    When the guides were speaking about the Egyptians the spoke of them as a humble people that don't really care for money. Exept for the hotel and the guides on...

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