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The Dos and Do Nots
Luggage and bags: get a small waist bag with you to have your stuff kept inside it while making your excursions.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cairo's weather is average most of the year. I remind you to get your shades with you cause it will make you feel better under the sun and will also give you the chance to look aound without being irritated.
Ladies can ear anything they want if they are going out at night but better to cover it with a coat kind of thing.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Your only mediacal supplies would be pills for stomach problems and skin care and sun cremes. Medication is very cheap in Egypt but just get what you trust more.
Photo Equipment: Very important. Some places in meuseum will not allow cameras and others will not allow the flash of the camera.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Dont forget to get your bathing suits and get more than one in case you didnt like the atmosphere. under water eye glasses is not that important since you can get it from the hotel.
Miscellaneous: electricity in Egypt is a 220 volts so make sure not to use the 110. Get the transformer or buy it from Egypt (less than 30 US dollars).
Clothing in February
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: February can be very cold in Egypt esp. in the evenings and during nights. It gets much colder the moment the sun goes down. Therefore, one must be prepared for such temperature changes and bring suitable clothes, something for rather hot as well as for temperatures around zero degrees. It is usually windy as well.
What to bring to Cairo during the Winter months
Luggage and bags: Depending on how much you want to take with you, one large bag or extra large backpack should be sufficent. I always carry a small backpack with me to carry things such as water, hat, etc... during the day.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sensible footwear, bring shoes that are going to comfortable on your feet. I wore my sneakers (trainers/sandshoes) alot through Egypt and a good sturdy pair of leather shoes. If you are going out somewhere special bring a pair of your favourite 'good' shoes with you. Or if you really want to, have a look around at one of the many shoe shops downtown there are hundreds of shops to purchase shoes and clothes! Make sure to bring at least a couple of warm jumpers with you. I made sure I took my polar fleece as it can get quite bitter in the evenings and without it it can certainly get cold. As one VT member once put it, it is the desert after all!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Be sure to bring plenty of insect repellent, I got bitten a bit while I was in Egypt. There are plenty of Chemists/Pharmacies in Cairo and a great thing to purchase while you are there is some "Antinal" (nilfuroxazide) which is a Broad Spectrum Intestinal Antiseptic. This will help kill any nasties in your tummy and helped me when I felt a bit quessie after a dinner in Luxor.
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Luggage and bags: Haver sack to stuff all your things in.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I was in Cairo in the Summer, so it was REALLY hot; around 48 degrees celcius. Cotton t-shirt is good but might be difficult if you wish to enter certain religious places like mosques. To be safe i brough cottony long sleeves which is good for the night as well as winds might get a little chilly in the dessert. If, like me you like to travel light, I pack cotton long sleeve shirts - protects from too much sun and sudden gush of dessert wind. Hats and sun glasses makes life more comfy.
Photo Equipment: Lots of filems.
Miscellaneous: Bottled water in hand is always welcomed
Comfortable apparels and shoes
Luggage and bags: Travel light.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear comfortable shoes like loafers or a pair of sport shoes. Lotsa walking in Cairo especially in the museum and the desert.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toiletries are widely available in supermarkets. Not to worry but just bring your own to save time.
Photo Equipment: Yes, it's definitely a must to bring your camera or viewcam.
Miscellaneous: Wear some light cotton clothings during summer as the weather is really dry and hot. A bit chilly from November to March though.
The best tips I ever got…
Luggage and bags: Lock it up with a pad lock folks. No joke
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take some crapy clothes with you. Then replace them with new cool new ones you buy alone the way. Donate you old ones to a hostel.
Miscellaneous: And of coarse there’s this old one: “Lay out all the clothes you want to take with you. Take out half the clothes and double your money and you should be fine.”
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Bring appropriate clothes
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Men and Women should respect the local culture by dressing appropriately: don't wear shorts except in a resort, no tanktops. A good outfit for both men and women would be a t-shirt, pants (cotton or linen is best) and comfortable shoes...otherwise, some people might be offended or not take you seriously... or if you're a woman, get some unwanted attention. If you don't think it's a big deal, look at the Egyptians. They're not wearing shorts. Also, women should bring a pullover and a scarf for mosque tours, which i highly recommend!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you go to Egypt in summer (especially in July and August), don't forget something to cover your head and try to take sleeved T-shirts. If you have to walk around, avoid open dress - you'll burn!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget skin protecting cremes or oils.
Luggage and bags: always carry a medium size bag contains water,sun lotions, merror,chetos,and your travel guide book
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you stayed in a modern areas in cairo away from down twon or away from the historic sites .you would feel free to wear whatever you want to dress. most of the egyptians there are very effected by the western way of life.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Egypt is fearsomely hot, so be prepared for that. Bring a hat. Women may feel better if they have a scarf to put on while visiting mosques, or just to walk around in so as to head off unwanted attention. Egypt's dress code for women is not as strict as in some other Islamic countries, but women will feel MUCH more comfortable dressing in long, loose skirts and long-sleeved shirts. Invest in some light clothing like this--it will save you some hassle.
Miscellaneous: One thing to recall is that if you visit mosques in Egypt, you'll be required to take off your shoes to enter. You can easily hit 5-10 mosques in a day, which means that you'll be taking off and putting on your shoes a lot. It saves time to bring shoes that are easily removed! Also, your feet will be completely filthy after a day of walking around Cairo and stomping barefoot through dusty mosques, so bring shoes that can be cleaned.
What to bring
Luggage and bags: Travel light - you will shop!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes and preferably cotton shirts rather than T-shirts.
Women should wear clothing that covers shoulders and below knee.
What To Take?
Miscellaneous: It can get pretty cold at night, so be sure to have something warm to dress like a sweater or a jacket.
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