5 Sight Seeing Do’s and Don’ts for When You Visit Egypt

The Do and Don't list is something that I have always enjoyed watching on travel specials and am throwing my hand into the style with this new feature! 

While some of these features are often in the style of “you must do this” and “you might as well miss that,” this version will be formatted in a different way and in no way tell you not to do something major, as my misfortune might be someone else's highlight.

Instead, the “Do” will feature a specific place or thing to do in the destination that is a great site and/or experience, and the “Don't” will spotlight what to keep in mind during that activity that is not well known and publicized when planning the trip.

For all posts in this feature, check out the Do and Dont link in the category list on the side bar in the future for countries, cities, and regions!  Now, onward to 5 Egypt Do's and Don'ts!

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A Carnival Chocolate Melting Cake Recipe to Try at Home

Food on cruises is always something to be suspect of, and with good reason. Feeding 3000 people daily on a floating vessel is a feat only done by true masters. 

While the overall quality of the food received a hit or miss rating from me in my food report, there were some amazing gems mixed in with some unfortunate misses.

One of those was the warm Carnival chocolate melting cake, a dessert so rich, so decadent that my fiancee ordered it seven nights in a row.  While that may be impressive, what is more impressive is that my anti-chocolate palate was satisfied such that I even ordered it a few times myself.  

So what are two food loving bloggers going to do about it?  Make it at home, of course!

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Transportation Costs Around the World!

Now that I am back from Spring Break and done with classes for the semester I hope to get back into the swing of regular updates that pertain to the RTW trip. A few weeks back I made an entry discussing the differences between bus and rail travel and some of the topics to think about when deciding which one is right for you.

Aside from cost, there are three main points that one should think of when picking transportation style if more than one option is available. Those are time of travel, comfort, and safety. For me, I will be doing a mix of both train and bus travel, and it is primarily a result of cost and comfort. Unless necessary, I would much rather pay extra for a sleeper train than riding overnight on a bus, otherwise I am going for cheap. Unfortunately, places like South America do not have developed rail systems so overnight buses, with special reclining seats, are the only option for long 24 hour transit times.

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Proof of Onward Travel

In the previous post, I outlined the visa requirements and costs for US citizens to all the countries I intend to visit on the RTW trip. To sum it briefly in this post, countries that require visas typically charge a flat fee for a fixed duration, require a few passport photos to process, may either allow visa on arrival or make you get it at an embassy abroad before hand, and typically make you choose between single entry, double entry, or multiple entry which all vary in price for most places. Most travelers have some sort of idea on their relative length of stay and if they would leave and possibly come back, so these are hardly an issue. What can be an issue for many long-term traveler's is a tiny rule many countries have thrown into their visa language, proof of onward travel.

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