Women, Cairo

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    Kissing in public?

    by Saladinos Written Dec 29, 2004

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    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.

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    Bad Camels

    by Khalid_eg Updated Jan 27, 2003

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    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 :)


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    In crouded locations, foreign...

    by jill_archer Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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.

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    Ladies watch out for men with...

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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.

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    Much is written and said about...

    by travelmad478 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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.

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    I hear sometimes that lonely...

    by fabrice Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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    Girls, beware of most men in...

    by carolineraat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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    Jul 16, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    I loved Cairo I dressed in abaya and had no problem telling people off when needed. yes they as a lot off questions which I had no problem answering and I know very very few words in Arabic I did not find men a problem at all yes im British have very white skin but when questioned all I said was I was married to an Egyptian man and was there to meet him as he works in Saudi and we are waiting for my visa I even gave a name and had a part address so was left alone . just be confident in yourself and if a man touches you in a way you do not like talk loud and say wht you would if it was done in your own country but without swearing . I cant wait to go back I love it and would move there in a heartbeat if I had the money .

  • Dec 17, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Idk, I think the ppl are pushy there but in terms of dress code it's not a vbig deal. I think ppl are making it more than what it really is.

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