Posts Tagged "Egypt"


Last updated: 12/12/16Ever since the Egyptian civil war, the number of backpackers have significantly dropped. Most of the tourists who visited Egypt during my time there, came in big Chinese tour buses (with some Russians as well). However, if you plan on backpacking through Egypt like me, it is definitely doable. Getting around is actually not that difficult, once you know what options are available. Whether you want to see the...

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Last updated: 11/22/16Since starting my backpacking journey in the Middle East, I have noticed that Asian backpackers are quite rare compared to Europeans. (Americans and Canadians seem rare as well!) While Japanese backpackers are present in Israel, any signs of Asian backpackers were completely non-existent in Egypt. The Common Type of Asian Traveller in Egypt Since choosing to take the backpacking route, I have certainly received...

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Last updated: 12/12/16Traveling to Egypt right now might just be the best financial decision you will ever make. If seeing the Pyramids and other amazing temples in Egypt is on your bucket list, you are in for a treat! While travelling through Egypt, I felt like I was spending money left and right, especially with all the scams I have had to deal with; However, after a careful tally of how many Egyptian pounds I actually spend, it...

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Last updated: 11/15/16Never in my life have I traveled to a place where I felt so trapped. It wasn’t because Cairo was dangerous to tourists per say, it was because of two main reasons: 1. At every turn, you can expect someone in this city to scam, or lie to with in order to squeeze every penny out of you. 2. The pollution! The moment we arrived in Egypt, the scams began right away: Scam #1 – Taxi Ripoff As we were making our...

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Last updated: 12/12/16Ever since the Egyptian civil war, tourism in Egypt has spiralled down significantly. As a result, the country has been hit hard financially from the lack of tourists visiting the country. But after my recent visit, I realized that now is the best time to explore Egypt, and there are three reasons why that is. Reason #1: Popular tourist destinations are safe The main concern many have when it comes visiting Egypt...

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