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Cairo’s Top Ten Attractions

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Countries, Egypt | Comments Off on Cairo’s Top Ten Attractions

Cairo’s Top Ten Attractions

Have you ever wondered what there is to do in Cairo? This post is designed to help you plan your trip while visiting the great city of Cairo. Cairo is a very big city of almost 26 million inhabitants. There are of course a lot of things to do there, as several historic eras have been based in the region, from the Pharaonic to the Roman to the Islamic and lastly this modern period. Here is a list of the top ten attractions to visit while in Cairo. This would take from three days to one week if you want to see everything, as two/three sites per day is quite enough, considering Cairo’s traffic and the distance between the attractions. You may want to consider buying Lonely...

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Egypt Travel Guide

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Countries, Egypt | 0 comments

Egypt Travel Guide

We are planning to start a series of posts that we hope will give valuable insights into different destinations around the world based on our personal experiences living in each country for an extended amount of time. In this post we will share our Egypt travel tips! Budget Tips for Egypt Egypt is one of the most budget-friendly countries in the Middle East. Street food is ridiculously cheap and quite good. You can get lunch or dinner for as low as $1-$2 USD per person quite easily. Getting around is also very cheap, and it costs less than a few cents to use public transportation. However, this might be uncomfortable as it’s extremely crowded (which is most of the...

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Sweets in Egypt

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Countries, Egypt | 4 comments

Sweets in Egypt

What kind of sweets can you find in Egypt? These can include cookies, oriental pastries, milk-based desserts, pancakes, baklavas, etc… This article completes the two previous ones: Vegetarian food in Egypt and Drinks in Egypt. With these three articles you will have a good overview of what you can eat and drink in Egypt (excluding meat and alcoholic drinks). This article will give you a good idea of the kind of sweets you can find in Egypt, and is based on our 20 years of experience in this country. Oriental Pastries You will find oriental pastries in special sweet shops, like El Abd and Tseepass—two very famous chains of sweet stores. Oriental pastries are usually...

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What to Drink in Egypt?

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Countries, Egypt | 6 comments

What to Drink in Egypt?

You can find all kinds of hot and cold drinks in Egypt! Whether you are in a café or visiting a friend, this is a list of the most famous drinks offered in Egypt. After writing an entire article about vegetarian food in Egypt, I felt that something was missing… Well, what goes with food? Drinks, of course! So here is another article that will complete the first one, in which you will find a list of the drinks you can find in Egypt. Tea Egypt is a “tea country”, and Egyptian people drink tea all the time! The Egyptian tea is a black tea served in tea bags in the glass or put directly in the glass without a bag. It is usually served with a lot of sugar, but...

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Do’s and Don’ts in Egypt

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Countries, Egypt | 4 comments

Do’s and Don’ts in Egypt

Summary: Here is a post highlighting the things you should and shouldn’t do in Egypt (based on our experience of living in the country for over two decades). Since Bassel and I have been living in Egypt for a long time (15 and 20 years respectively), we thought it would be useful to write a post about things you should and shouldn’t do in Egypt. This post is very beneficial for expats and those who want to visit the country. The aim of this post is to help you understand what is socially acceptable from the locals’ point of view in order to make your life easier in this wonderful country. So here we go. In Egypt, don’t: Wear shorts and sleeveless...

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Vegetarian Food in Egypt

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Countries, Egypt | 6 comments

Vegetarian Food in Egypt

Find out what kind of food you can eat as a vegetarian or a vegan in Egypt, learn the name of the famous vegetarian dishes and see what suits you. As a vegetarian, I know how it can sometimes be difficult to find food without meat while traveling. And because I lived in Egypt for 15 years, I thought I would share what I know about Egyptian food—what you can find and eat. Sandwiches: The very good news is that vegetarians (and even vegans) don’t have to worry much in Egypt, as the main and most popular dish is a vegetarian dish!!! You will find “fool wa ta’meyyaa (Egyptian name for falafels)” everywhere. The “fool” is not someone crazy...

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Camping @ Ras Mohamed national park in Sinai – Egypt

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Egypt | 0 comments

Camping @ Ras Mohamed national park in Sinai – Egypt

We went camping in Ras-Mohamed in 2009, and it was quite an experience as we don’t have a car and on the top of that, we don’t drive. So we had to stay at Sharm-El-Sheikh for two days in a hotel and find someone who could take us to the desert and come back three days later to pick us up. This was during the Muslim feast (Eïd El Fitr) but thanks God we could find someone. So we left with exactly six bottles of water, some chinese noddles and tuna cans… To stay for three days in the middle of the desert in the first beginning of September at a temperature of 35/40 degrees. When we arrived, after searching for the site with the driver for an hour as the...

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