As a kid I was obsessed with the pyramids. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to see them.
Average cost per day: EG£ 357.24 or $51
You could travel for about $20 a day if you’re on a budget.
Places to visit:
Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: You can’t visit Egypt without seeing the pyramids, they are one of the seven wonders of the world after all. There are tours available, if you feel the need for one. There is, however, more to Egypt than just the pyramids.
Library of Alexandria: If you like books, then you’re in for a treat. Even if you’re not a big reader, you can still find a lot to do. The library holds millions of books, anything from children’s books to cook books, to books for the visually impaired. There are also 4 museums, a planetarium, and other exhibitions. It’s truly made to recapture the greatness of the original library of Alexandria.
Valley of the Kings and the West Bank: The world’s largest outdoor museum is a definite must see. The Valley of the Kings includes over 60 different tombs including those of King Tut and Rameses the Great.
Tipping is expected throughout Egypt
Expect to do a lot of haggling. Be ready to negotiate prices on almost everything.
When eating, you should always use your right hand.
Remove your shoes when entering someone’s home, or a mosque.
Women should wear clothes that are more on the conservative side. I’m not saying you need to cover everything, but show some respect for the culture and cover your shoulders and knees.
When visiting a mosque, you need to dress appropriately. And ladies, that means covering your hair.
Like always, correct me if any information is wrong!
Next week I’ll be writing about an Asian country, if anyone has a suggestions feel free to comment!