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Camel Ride toa a Nubian Village

Do not hesitate, while cruising the Nile, to take a camel ride towards a Nubian village.It has been one of the most amazing experiences I have taken.   more

Bring Some Smokes

In Cairo, everybody smokes. Even if you don't, bringing some Camels (ha) or something from your home country to share with others is an inexpensive way to be friendly. Offer one to...more

Try some Koshary

It's cheap, delicious, and totally Egyptian. Wikipedia it for the full definition, but note that no attractive photo has ever been taken of the dish.   more

Ride a felucca

A quick trip on a sailboat for hire on the Nile is an affordable, refreshing way to spend an hour or so. The cool, humid air around the water is a nice break from the dry desert air.   more

Try some Koshary

It's cheap, delicious, filling and inherently Egyptian. Wikipedia it for the full story, but note that there's never been an attractive photo of Koshary.   more

Bring back some Nile

Get an empty water bottle and fill it with some of the cradle of civilization. Sure beats your average tourist souvenir.   more

Learn some Arabic - it's easy

You can get around with ease by keeping a Lonely Planet phrase book in your pocket. Just memorize a phrase (they're spelled phonetically) for whatever situation you're in,...more

Some tips...

Spend the extra money on the side trip to Abu Simbel. I'm still kicking myself for not.Bring lots of Immodium (and don't stick your hand in the Nile).Pack WetWipes and an...more

JAYMESJAY

NO MATTER WHERE I TRAVEL IN THE WORLD NOW-A-DAYS, I ALWAYS BRING ALONG A 6 OR 8 PLUG POWER STRIP. I USE IT ON CRUISES OR IN ANY HOTEL STAYS. SINCE WE HAVE SO MANY GADGETS TO RE-CHARGE...more

what to wear

Wear something to protect your hair from wind, sun and sand, and drink plenty of water during the day; if you are going to walk a lot wear strong shoes; if visiting pyramids, tombs,...more

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