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10 Things To Know Before Traveling To Egypt

So you’re off to see the pyramids and ride camels? Before you whisk off to experience Egyptian culture, you may want to read this handy Egypt travel guide first so that your stay goes off without a hitch. It’s a different country than where you came from, and you’re better off if you know certain things beforehand:

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1. You’ll need a visa if you’re going to visit. The Egyptian embassy people recommend that you get one in advance to get rid of the hassle. However, if you’re an American then it’s possible to buy a 30-day visa in the airport for about USD $25.

2. Don’t drink the tap water. You’ll get diarrhea if you do. Here the tap water is so suspect even the locals avoid it. Use bottled water, even when you brush your teeth. 

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8 Interesting Facts about Egypt’s Culture

When it comes to ancient civilizations, Egypt is arguably among the most famous, and is also one of the most fascinating. Its history and culture trace back thousands of years, and it was old even before Rome was founded. A visit there will help educate you on what it was like in the time of the Pharaohs, but its modern culture is still quite intriguing. So while you can read up on the culture of this ancient civilization, here are a few interesting facts about Egypt’s culture in today’s world:

1, Whatever your prejudices might be regarding the Egyptians (because they’re Muslims or because of movies like The Mummy), when you get there you will quickly realize that modern Egyptians are very courteous and certainly well-mannered. Part of the reason for that is actually their Muslim religion. 

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