Egypt What to Pack

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Egypt What to Pack

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    Cairo What to Pack

    Everyone Knows that Cairo is located in the Harsh Sahara Desert and that it can get really hot in the area and also at The Pyramids of Giza as all people visiting Cairo also visits the Pyramids of Giza, and that You can get sun burned easily even if you have brought sun tans along if you don't cover your head with a hat of a cap as 20% of liquid...

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    Alexandria What to Pack

    Alexandria can be just as hot as the rest of Egypt. However this is the place to catch an occasional ocean breeze. In the evening, carry a light sweater or jacket. Not too many foreign tourist visit Alexandria for extended periods of time, Alex is basically a vacation destination for Egyptians. Put away the short-shorts, bathing suits, and other...

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    Cairo What to Pack

    late may to october, this is the hottest months Egypt, and in Cairo, where the temperature rises up to 52 degrees celsius (125 fahrenheit) as it is in the middle of the sahara desert after all, it is best to bring sun screen lotions (preferably the higher SPF's of 50 to 120) to put into your face, neck, upper back and arms as to prevent any sunburn...

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  • Money/Credit Cards

    Cairo What to Pack

    If you are planning to live for an extended period of time (study abroad, work abroad etc.) then there are some money issues you will need to know. - Have two bank accounts in your home country, each with their own ATM card and access (make sure they have FOUR digit pin numbers, not more or less, and I prefer to also have Visa or Mastercard...

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  • Pens and Gum

    All of the children in the towns I visited asked for one thing - pens. They needed them to do their school work. Of course, I had forgotten that when I went to Kenya, all of the kids there wanted gum and pens. Bring some packs of Bic pens - easy to pack and will make lots of kids happy.

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  • Wipes, wipes, wipes!

    I just got back from a AMAZING week in sharm el sheikh, Egypt and as person who tends to over pack i found 1 piece of luggage sufice and atleast one sacthel style bag a must to keep all your money, toiletries and personal belongings safe i visisted in november and its still very hot during the day and cool and breezy in the evenings. Pack a cotton...

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  • Visa Fees for Egypt

    Click on the link below to go to a page I got from the Egyptian Consulate site. It lists visa requirments and fees for most nationalities. Scroll down for a chart.--------Megypt

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  • Egypt: March Packing List

    I only had a backpack. No extras April weather is perfect! Not so hot. Sunny yet a 'lil bit chilly. SkirtCargo PantsShortShirtDress SweaterSandalsSunglasses and Scarf--Swimsuit (just in case) Camera, Filter, spare battery

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  • A Question of Money

    MoneyTravel is often about adventures. However, having your cash stolen is something you can live without. What you've to do? The best option is a credit/debit card. They're widely accepted, just watch for the window stickers in shops telling you what kind of cards that particular establishment will accept. The universal rules include:- Check...

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  • It's very dry and dusty!

    Dry and dusty. Pack accordingly. Hot during the day; cool at night. No humidity, no rain. Extremely dry. Dust and sand in everything. Lightweight, moisture wicking clothing is best. Layerswork for temperature variations. Sun glasses , sunscreen and hat are musts. Practical shoes, not flimsy sandals or flipflops. The terrain is very uneven and...

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  • Power adapters

    Egypt uses 220 voltage so be sure to bring a power adapter and a power converter if your appliances don't work on this. The power adapter allows the item to be plugged into the wall and the power converter allows the voltage to be changed from 220 to 110 (which is what is used in the USA). If your item doesn't have an internal converter built in,...

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  • Tissue Paper and Currency

    Wherever you go in Egypt don't forget 2 things: A package of tissue paper or bathroom tissue, and small bills. 50 Piastres or 1 L.E.Both will come in very handy when using public bathrooms. No public bathroom EVER has tissue paper, and most often than not you will have to pay for using public facilities.

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  • Travel Light!

    When traveling overseas most of us tend to over-pack. I once went to Egypt with two large suitcases! By the fourth day I was tired of lugging around all those bags! What I realized was that I was usually wearing the same items over and over again. I washed the clothes I felt most comfortable in. If you are traveling within Egypt you will find that...

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  • Decent clothing!

    Small bags are easier to fit in the small Taxies! If you are visiting Egypt by summer make sure you got plenty of T-shirts beacuse they will get dirty everytime you go out! If you are a female make sure to bring decent clothes if you don`t want to be harrased.Cottons are the best bring light cotton shirts and long pants to wear.No to wearing...

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  • Toilet Roll

    Whatever country I go to, I always carry a toilet roll. In fact my packing list goes : passport, money, towel, toilet roll. Most of the toilets that I used were western style, but only a couple provided paper. There was a hose instead in most cases.

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  • ATMs in Egypt

    Atms can be easily found in the major cities in Egypt. Travellers checks are a hassle. ATM bank cards gave the best security/convenience.Tips1. Bank card should have a FOUR digit pin code.2. Different bank ATMs in Egypt accept different cards: some take MC, others Visa, some take both. ATM Locater for VISAATM Locater for...

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  • Winter in Egypt

    Be prepared - it can get unexpectedly chilly in January. I wore a light coat throughout end of Dec and all of Jan the year I spent in Cairo. Light layers will work just as well if you'd like to avoid packing something you may not need.

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  • What to take?

    1. A small rucksack 2. Some luggage on wheels3. An extra bag for souvenirs 4. Layers of clothing5. Comfortable shoes 6. Some anti-diarrhoeric medicine 7. A camera and/or a video camera 8. A swimsuit 9. An umbrella10. A sewing kit

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  • Salt

    .It can get very HOT in Egypt. Southern Egypt got well into the 40s C, well over 100F when I was there in April 2008. It is also very dry, so dry you don't realize how much you are perspiring. In addition to drinking plenty of fluids, your body needs salt. It may be hard to find salt while traveling. Most of the hotels have a hard boiled egg as...

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  • Bring Real Sunglasses or clip-on.

    .My prescriptions glasses have "Transitions" lenses. You know, the ones that turn dark in the sun. That way, I don't have to worry about carrying second sunglasses or clip-ons.I never had a problem then them. However, there was a heat wave when I was in Luxor, something like 45C or well into the 100s F. My glasses were only getting slightly gray....

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  • general Packing List

    Bring the good backpack for the young ones and backpackers; get the trolley-strong type for the seniors and luxury travellers. Bring the light and cotton ones for the summer time (March to September-October). Bring a jacket and trousers for the hikings and rail-bus trip. For the ladies, bring alternative layers; in case you see the dirty looks on...

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  • KEEP THESE HANDY

    For your safe and comfortable journey in Egypt, keep these ones handy and secured. PASSPORT AND THE TICKETS for the police checking on the train, bus, and tourism sites. 20, 10, 5 EGYPTIAN POUND BANKNOTES; for tipping if you are happy with the services only. 1 EGYPTIAN POUND BANKNOTES for toilet fee; you have to pay for almost all the public...

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  • My packing list to Egypt

    Large carryon Bag if you intend to buy fragile perfume bottles or Abalaster items. Winter months definitely a jacket (night time is cold), hats, Sunglasses, sneakers (lots of rocks & irregular roads in Aswan or Luxor) & scarf. Hand Sanitizer, Immodium, Tylenol, SPF lotions, Pocket tissues, bottle water.Dust Mask for people who have allergies to...

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  • don't forget

    one back pack and one day pack Trainers are the beat things and maybe a pair of sandals to where at night.And as far as clothing light cotton is soooooooooooo hot.ooh and swimmers for the bar in the pool. Mossie spray is a good thing to have.when it come to the bad water and the tummy bug you get, the tablets from home tend not to work because it...

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  • Suntan lotion, What???!!! WHY!?

    The suntan lotion is a must to bring when going to Sharm! If you are planning to swim in the Red Sea, do bring one, its really hot and sunny and it will totally destroy your beautiful skin!Unless you are a type of person who enjoys the sun, like my dad!When we went swimming in the Red Sea, people thought my family just came out from an asylum!...

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  • Umbrellas, Hats or get Burned!

    This is simple to listen to, but kind of hard to bring (and remember!) in reality! The weather in Egypt is no joke- when it's 12 noon-3 pm, it's totally wearing and tiresome! No, you don't sweat much here, it's a dry heat- but a killer one: Staying too long in it can give you migraines and a bad day! And this doesn't only happen to Filipinos...

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  • Stuff Toys or No Attention For You!

    For the teenagers and kids! (And even for adults who are SO young at heart!) Listen to this:Childish or not, bring a stuff toy! YES!Believe it or not, a stuff toy can work miracles! Wanna feel popular in Egypt? Show kids and female teens your stuff toy! They'll go wild with it! They'll simply adore it! They'll even kiss it! No kidding! (See my...

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  • Pack a Smile or Suffer!

    Pack a smile guys! Even no matter how chaotic, or how frustrated you got when you felt you were ripped off or even if you nearly died while crossing the streets in Cairo, pack a smile! Believe me- it's simple, yet HARD to do! But if you do, you'll enjoy your trip 10x more! Why, maybe you won't even need to sightsee at all!FAMILY'S COMMENTS: MOM-...

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  • WHAT TO PACK !!

    TAKE LIGHT WEIGHT CLOTHES BEST IS COTTON OR LINEN BOTH ARE COOL AS EGYPT IS VERY HOT BEST TO WEAR OPEN TOE SHOES AS HEAT MAKES FEET SORE IN CLOSED SHOES. I TOOK MOST TOILETRIES BIGGEST TIP IS TO HAVE TISSUE IN HAND LUGGAGE AS YOU FIND THE PUBLIC TOILETS TEND TO SELL IT TO YOU BY THE PIECE... BEST MOSQUITO SPRAY TO ME IS JUNGLE FORMULA I HAVE...

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  • Egypt essentials

    Sturdy footwear that could burrow through the sand. Columbia's or Timberland's desert/hiking boots are ideal. Lip balm (!) to soothe flaky lips due to heat. I was never successful in finding a 'regular' lip balm in Cairo, and had to settle for a cherry-flavored one - and it was like wearing a lipstick - a flaming red lipstick at that! So...

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  • Pack light!

    Unless you prefer a specific brand, just about anything you need can be found in Egypt. Pharmacies sell most medicines without a prescription, and often have doctors on hand to advise you on what to take. Toiletries are available in pharmacies and "supermarkets." There are many photo shops in any city, where you can transfer photos onto a CD,...

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  • Umbrella/Hats

    Hats is a must and unbrella. Water lot and lots of it. Light cotton shirts and t'shirt and not too revealing as Egypt is a Muslim country. Bring lot and lots of sunscreen lotions

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  • A little planning goes a long way

    As usual I recommend using a large duffle with wheels. It is very accomodating when full and can flatten down when you need to store it. These clothing tips are obviously aimed at the more flamboyant traveller.Metallic sandals take you from daywear to an effortless evening look.Bikinis, T-shirts, Kaftans, Sarongs and Shorts with a couple of summer...

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  • BINOCULARS!

    If you're travelling to Eygpt I can't tell you how glad you'll be that you brought some binoculars. It was the best thing we did and turned out to be a huge advantage when visiting some of the larger sites, as well as being able to see more along the banks of the Nile and Lake Nasser when we did the cruises. Best of all though, for any other bird...

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  • Sun screen and Umbrella

    Short and light cotton clothings are must. Bare in mind the muslim culture as well in selection of your clothing to wear. Umbrella is a must, in addition to sunscreen and hat with light cotton clothing.

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  • Permethrin

    Love it or hate it, I used the stuff and didn't suffer a single mosquito bite our entire trip. Travels included Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Western Desert and Nweiba.If interested, there's a couple of ways to get your hands on permethrin clothing.1. Purchase it. Buzz Off Insect Shield is now partnered with several well known brands. Visit...

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  • More Great Reading

    More great pre-post Egypt reading includes the following texts. I have read them all. All include nice illustrations, often in color, and great discussion of topics of great interest to understanding Egypt--dynastic history, disease and mummification, warfare, and details about the art in the Egyptian Museum and elsewhere. For English literature...

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  • Pre-reading has BIG advantages in Egypt

    The enormous information found while wandering the ruins of Egypt can be confusing, and for those without sufficient background knowledge, quite exhausting. Depending upon your preferences, I recommend these books on the language, literature, history, and architecture of the ancient ruins found at Giza, Luxor, Aswan, and elsewhere. Many of these...

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  • Insect repelent

    I was advised to take insect repellent with me to egypt but just found it a waste of money!! I wore it for the first day but saw no bugs so didn't bother for the rest of my two week stay and neither me or my boyfriend had any bites or even saw any bugs! So on my second trip to Egypt I didn't bother taking any and again no problem!

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  • Yikes! King Tut's revenge

    It would be best if you pack a bottle of either Pepto Bismol or Immodium with you. You can probably find them in most pharmacies in Egypt but its better to be safe than sorry. If you dont take any, there is also some med called ANTINAL(nilfuroxazide) that you can easily find in most pharmacies in Egypt. -------------Posted by Khadi

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  • Pack your walking shoes

    Take your normal holiday gear, shorts / t,shirts / sun hat / shades, walking shoes or trainers etc. Its not really a place for your high heels. Insect repellant, mosquito spray. You can easily purchase any toiletry item but they did appear expensive.

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  • Wintertime clothing in Egypt

    Having gone to Egypt over the Christmas holiday, I was suprised to find cool temperatures along the Nile, even in Aswan. The high's were between 60F-65F and the lows around 45F. They said this type of weather could be possible between the months of December and February. At night I had to wear a sweater and a jacket just to stay warm, especially...

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  • Mt. Sinai – Packing list

    Use a backpack to carry everything on the mountain. Carrying something in your hands it will slow down your climbing. Even if you climb Mt. Sinai in the summer months there are some mandatory things to take along: socks, hat, good walking shoes, scarf, sweater or jacket. On the top of the mountain is really cold. The ones that are not willing to...

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  • What will you need in Egypt?

    Best thing is, if you're going across the country, and traveling a lot, don't take any suitcases, the best thing is to take bags with you and pack with the idea; "what do I need?". If you stay in one place, you can take more with you of course. Then you come home and you think: I didn't need that and why did I take it with me? At night, it can get...

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  • Sunscreen is a must

    something light and with wheels, especially if like us, you'll be moving around from the airport to the hotel to the train to the boat and vice versa. Egypt is a Muslim country, so they dress conservatively. It is only polite and proper to do the same when visiting. Dress modestly and don't show too much skin. Capri pants are ok, loose light linen...

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