Cairo Local Customs

  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
    by machomikemd
  • Local Customs
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  • 1. Dress Codes for Women

    The nile river cruise is apparently not only popular with tourists going to egypt as even locals do this as when we were at the cruise, there was a wedding party present and the reception is at the...

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  • 2. Islam

    Take caution when traveling to Egypt! Make a honest person you know meet you at the airport, or some trustworthy person! The taxi drivers there will rip you off if you don't know the rates, so keep...

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  • 3. Bargaining

    Bargaining. Us Anglo's just don't get it, do we? In England about the only time we enter into any negotiation over price is when we buy a car or a house. Here' it's different. A love of the deal is...

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  • 4. Traffic

    The automobile traffic and rules on the roadway in Cairo is unlike any conventional heavy traffic. a. donkeys, camels and donkey drawn carriages hauling garbage share the roads with cars b. the...

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  • 5. Smoker's Haven

    The Middle East, of Which Egypt is included and East Asia and South East Asia remains bastions for smokers in the world of which the largest concentration of...

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  • 6. Starbucks Egypt and Cairo Coffee Mugs

    althoug my favorite collectors item of my travels are the various fridge magnets and shot glasses available, I also occasionally collect starbucks coffee mugs...

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  • 7. Buying Oils and Essences

    as your tours eventually take most tourists to the perfume shops and factories around Cairo and Giza, you will be tempted to buy these aromatic products as...

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  • 8. Perfumed Oils and Essences Containers

    egypt has a vibrant perfume, oils and essences industry since the ancient pharaohnic times and beside the endess list of oils and perfumes being sold and...

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  • 9. Papyrus

    One of the earliest used material for making documents, writing papers, books and more since the ancient times is the egyptian papyrus. the Papyrus is made from...

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  • 10. Egypt Ash Trays

    being one of the popular tourist destinations in the middle east and having more than 12 milliom tourists a year means that egypt has lots of souvenir items to...

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  • 11. Egypt Fridge Magnets

    this will be my pictures of the Refrigerator Magnets.I am an avid collector of shot glasses and Fridge Magnets of my travels and here in Cairo, with many...

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  • 12. Egypt Shot Glasses

    I am an avid collector of shot glasses and Fridge Magnets of my travels and here in Cairo, with many souvenir shops and souks and even in Giza, there are tons...

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  • 13. The great feast

    Eid al kebir (literally the great feast, also known as Eid al Adha) is one of the most important dates in the Muslim calendar. It commemorates Abraham's...

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  • 14. sufi dance

    Al-Ghouriyya at Sharia al-Azhar is an impressive couple of black and white buildings that date back from 1505. When visited it one afternoon there was a free...

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  • 15. Samak? La Samak!

    My favoured daybag for jaunts in foreign climes is a large shopping basket which I bought in Fes several years ago. It generally excites little comment...

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  • 16. A Gentleman pays five

    As I recall the going price for a pack of Cleopatras (the favorite Egyptian smoke) is around 3.50 LE. Egypt is a heartbreakingly poor country and in addition to...

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  • 17. The price of bread

    Apparently the Ancient Egyptian word for 'Bread' was the same as the word for 'Life' 'Death' seems more appropriate, given that this is the standard way of...

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  • 18. eating from the street sellers

    When various fruits and vegetables are available on season, men with carts go around selling their wares at remarkably cheap prices.Apart from juices, the most...

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  • 19. Egyptian hospitality

    The local peoples are very gracious and polite in Cairo. It occurs that the passers-by on the street give us a smile and say hello.Egyptian has casual intimacy...

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  • 20. Belly Dancing in Cairo

    I have seen this belly dancer in a Nile Cruise in Cairo. A traditional belly dancing has been part of Egyptian culture. The eastern dance which is called as...

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  • 21. Whirling Dervishes - Keep on Spinning

    Amazing and unique way of dancing! A traditional dance that is performed only by men. The dancer keep on spinning from start to the end of the dance which...

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  • 22. Over-populated Cairo & why Baksheesh

    Sometimes we wonder why people in Egypt chase after tourists for money......Most people in the country are very poor & they just tried to make a living. When...

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  • 23. The story of the red jug

    Admittedly, the constant hassling for baksheesh (tips) has made me cynical about the whole country. Yes, Egypt is a poor country (tell that to someone coming...

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  • 24. How to get along in Cairo

    If you smile and remember to be polite then the world of Cairo will open up to you. Do not talk for the sake of talking, be comfortable to just sit and relax,...

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  • 25. Women. What about them in Egypt?

    Premerital sex is a taboo in Egypt, but, the presence of foreign women is a real temptation. Men see it with their own eyes that we are easy (on satelite TV...

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