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Posted on: September 30, 2008 at 8:05PMEgypt is ancient, and beautiful beyond belief!! However, while touring the many temples and ruins....the "facilities" are also...beyond belief. I found a wonderful little item that makes these stops a bit more bearable. Charmin makes a handy "coreless" toilet paper roll in its own plastic dispenser. As a female, not having the basic necessities, like toilet paper,when needed is frustrating. This handy little item fits easily into a purse or backpack. . report a problem
Posted on: October 22, 2008 at 6:23PMEgypt is awesome! I might suggest that if you are planning a trip---always hire a personal guide to get you through the bazaars, camel rides, etc. Your hotel concierge can arrrange a guide for you. It's the only way to travel. Enjoy!
Posted on: October 08, 2008 at 9:15PMEgypt is an amazing and diverse county. If you are accustomed to the US, however, two tips should be taken to mind. First- carry a pack of tissues if you mind the lack of toilet paper in most non-tourist-centered facilities. In Egypt they use bidet-type water hoses in the restroom. It is extremely sanitary, but not to some people's liking. Secondly- Egypt it HOT. Especially in the summer, it can get nearly unbearable. BUT if you pull on your short shorts, tank top, and flip flops, not only will you be pegged as a tourist and cheated out of reasonable prices, but you will be stared at. Many people at the Cairo Museum and the pyramids show up in such skimpy Western garb, but actually a light loose shirt is more cooling and will get you more respect in the streets. Egyptians tend to subscribe to a more conservative level of modesty as far as clothing goes, and in more covering clothing [think covering the shoulders to the knees], not only will you feel more comfortable but you will appear more culturally sensitive. Egypt is an amazing country to tour with some of the kindest people in the world, but these two tips are probably the best choice for staying comfortable far away from home.
Posted on: October 02, 2008 at 5:08AMWent to Egypt Nov. 2007. It was incredible eye candy and it was also one of the dirtiest places I've been. Do not try to get around without being on a tour. It is so much easier to have a guide with you, there. Food is iffy except in a few of the finer hotels. If you can avoid it, stay off the train to Luxor. We had a first class private room aboard the train and it was nasty. Slept on bunks and ate some kind of meat? for dinner. Bring lots of antibacterial wipes for everything you touch. Cairo is so heavy with smog that you won't believe it. With all that said, IT WAS MY BEST VACATION TO DATE.