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"whatever they loved in life, they wanted in the afterlife ." by guide at saqara pyramid
 

highights
Diving the Thistlegorme in the Red Sea, Pyramids, Karnak Temple in Luxor, Siwa Oasis, Keir & Robyn's hospitality in Cairo, TGIF

lows
Ramadan related headaches, Road from Bahariya to Siwa Oasis still closed to tourists, Overcrowded dive sites in Dahab, Cairo taxi rides -- terrifying

head scratchers
All blonde mannequins wearing scandalous clothing, Rampant sexism, Idiot tourists going shirtless or wearing bikinis

 

 

population (mn)

76.1 million
capital Cairo
languages Arabic, English
religion Muslim, Coptic Christian
currency Egyptian Pound

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 4
culture: 5
fun: 3
transport: 3
nature: 3
food: 4

 

 
total score: 22/30

 

average cost per day
US $60 per day (for two) -- Accommodation, food and transport were good and cheap. Diving in the Red Sea, visas and one flight brought overall costs up.

 

 

 

 
  Nov 17 ->   a fast tript to egypt  
  Nov 15 ->   ancient, transient and eternal  
  Nov 10 ->   red sea respite  
  Oct 25 ->   siwa: undeserved oasis  
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