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  • 1. Women

    I love the people in Egypt ,of course I go there not for tourism but to see the dog kennels as I am a hobby breeder and they have some of the best of my breed . Other than the occasional...

  • 2. Hawkers and hassle

    being the number one tourist destination of egypt, the Giza Necropolis, where the Great Pyramids are located, has lots of mini stalls, hawkers, touts asking for alms and selling items and other...

  • 3. Airport and Luggage

    Copy of e-mail I sent directly to the airport management on May 26. Until today no respond. Based on the reviews bellow I know now that I will not get answer. The airport management must know what’s...

  • 4. Traffic

    Traffic is really a mess in Cairo and it is like this from sunrise till after sunset. I had no idea that 23 milions of people lived in Cairo during the day, but you really notice each of them when you...

  • 5. Water

    It is always safer to buy bottled water than to attempt to drink from the tap. The water is frequently over chlorinated, or smells of sewage. Likewise avoid the river. If taking a trip on a felucca or...

  • 6. Climate

    If you are visiting in the winter, don't just take shorts and T shirts - it can be quite chilly in Cairo in the early mornings and evenings, and you will certainly need to visit the Pyramids early if...

  • 7. Staff at the Egyptian Museum

    When you pay the entry fee at the entrance - you have just finished paying. Please remember that. The staff are trying very hard to either make you forget - or...

  • 8. Dealing with pharaonic fatigue

    After the Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum is probably the next must-see destination in Cairo. It is the main repository of Egypt's ancient relics and antiquities...

  • 9. Pictures taken inside the tombs

    When we were in Egypt, of course we visited the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Although we were informed that it was forbidden to take pictures inside of the...

  • 10. Stay Alert

    Coptic CairoI have to admit I knew nothing about this area before we visited. It is an ancient area of Cairo dating back to the 6th century BC. We notice that...

  • 11. Married or single?

    My husband and I were asked for proof that we were married in Luxor, even though we were both in our 60s and my passport is in my married name. It was becoming...

  • 12. watch your feet

    Walking can be a hazard for the elderly, but people of all ages need to be careful walking in Cairo. There are few good pavements , and stepping off the kerb...

  • 13. 2006 and Avian flu; 2009 swine flu

    With the global danger of avian flu, Egypt took drastic measures by destroying millions of pounds of poultry, and making small poultry keepers move their birds...

  • 14. Perfume factory and Cruise with Belly dancing

    Its really not the dangers of Cairo that I want to to write about, more like a scam.. but I couldn't find a better subject line.Well first off , its about the...

  • 15. Tourist Girl/ Local Man in Hotel Rooms or Flats

    Be very careful even though everything between the two of you may be on the up-and-up, but you never know who may be watching. Some of the time if you are...

  • 16. Smokes EVERY WHERE! :-(

    I have been always surprised of how many people smoke in this country, all restaurants allow smoking, people smoke inside malls, shops,banks....simply any...

  • 17. Watch Your Step!

    Since Egypt is one of the greatest civilizations on Earth, it has been around for thousands of years. This means some of the places that you may visit are very...

  • 18. Egyptian people in Cairo

    Cairo is a huge city with a lot of poor people from the surrounding rural areas.There are indeed instances of scams and hassles. However most Caireans are happy...

  • 19. Tourist police on Pyramid areas

    Do not accept the local tourist police help for posing for your pictures unless you are ready to pay them a big tip. I saw 2 guys accepted the tourist police in...

  • 20. Tips, money and ordinary purchases in Egypt

    I just got back from Egypt and here is a tip I wish someone had given me before I left. A seasoned visitor to Egypt actually said he does this -- and it was 2...

  • 21. Security

    I was a bit surprised, because I wasn't expecting this.We had an armed security man on our coach, and with us at all the places we stopped. All tourist coaches...

  • 22. Getting conned

    It seems like every excursion organised is a money making scheme, the local shops pay the tour guides to take you to their shop. I ended up in a jewellers when...


    When a tour guide takes you to the pyramids they charge you to go into EACH one, they pay off the guards to let you take photos when you're not supposed to!!My...

  • 24. Tour Company -- Local Rip Offs

    Beware of any local eqyptian--Cairo, Luxor, Aswan--tour operators offering tours and/or cruises!! I paid for a 5 star "cruise boat" and it was a 2 star boat....

  • 25. Street shops

    As you walk around Cairo prepare for many friends to come and say hi. 99% of these are shop owners who want to draw you in to buy their 'genuine papyus...

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Comments (2)

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 2:35 AM

    Egypt is pretty safe right now, just take common sense precautions, you'd normally do anywhere else in the world. :)

  • Oct 16, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    It's perfectly safe. Just ignore people who try to talk to you on the streets, and practice your common sense with safety precautions like you do everywhere else.

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