As you know, when u r in Rome, Walk like the Romans do. Eventhough Egypt is kind of liberal and a touristic place, still it is part of the arab islamic community. This takes us to the fact that public display of affections is not so much appreciated in the streets. You might not be stopped by the police (it is illegal but they let you go), but you will be harrased for kissing your partner and many will be watching the scene.
Be patient till u r not in public.
Have Fun, kiss much.
I always wonder why that we have many women as a tourist coming to Egypt !! but now i know the secret of why women come to Egypt, so take care about bad Camels ;-)
i'm just kidding, no bad attitude from sweet women :)
In crouded locations, foreign women are liable to be petted and pawed. It's an irritation, like mosquitoes, but not threatening, just ignore it, or snarl. Otherwise say 'NO!' in loud english.
Ladies watch out for men with no respect for women. Though most muslim men are very respectful, there are a few who will try to take advantage of western women. One tour mate was grabbed twice in this city, both times I was with her, the 2nd time her husband and the rest of our group was there. Best thing is to react immediately and draw attention to the person. If a policeman is nearby, shout for them, it's the only way to stop this disgraceful behaviour.
Much is written and said about the dangers of being a solo female traveler in Egypt. I was pretty freaked out before I went because I heard so much about the harassment I would receive. What I found refreshing was that while I was walking around Islamic Cairo (alone), no one paid me the slightest attention. I wandered around for hours without any problems at all. I do take care always to dress in long, floppy outfits--I have a special Hindu/Islamic wardrobe for these types of trips. The only time I did get moderately harassed was at the Citadel, and the harassers were a bunch of 10-year-old boys on a school trip with their teacher. A little annoying, but not what I'd call scary.
I hear sometimes that lonely girls(especially naïve blonde girls) travel alone to egypt;it sounds like a joke,but believe me:some girls travel alone to egypt,and go to awful hostels,on the advice of nice male sex-maniacs met at the airport or downtown.
Girls, beware of most men in Egypt. They act like pigs when they see a non-egyptian woman. There is no excuse for this behavior as it has nothing to do with culture or religion.