Egypt Wrap-up

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Egypt… I have no idea what to say. We loved it, we hated it, we can’t wait to come back, and couldn’t be happier to leave. We had some awesome times in Egypt. We stood in awe of the great Pyramids, enjoyed the laid back feel of Dahab, got lost in Cairo’s markets and became thoroughly addicted to shisha.


But it was an uphill battle to enoy it here. Money grubbing touts and dishonest men are around every corner just waiting to screw you any way they can, and when they are done they ask for a tip. We did meet a lot of extremely generous people, in fact I would say the nicest people I have ever met. It is an awesome experience to be walking down the street and have dozens of strangers welcome you to their city like a brother. Unfortunately because of the other half you have to be on guard and that puts you at a disadvantage for the positive experiences. So I would say overall we had a great time but it wasn’t without its challenges. We will be back… someday…. way way way in the future


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Favorite moments:

  • Kosheri
  • Red Sea… all of it
  • Driving through the desert
  • The Pyramids
  • Camels!
  • Awesome guys at the bakery in Cairo
  • Amazing culture and people


Not so great:

  • Touts
  • Baksheesh for nothing (well, greed)
  • Disregard for cleanliness, sanitation, or common sense
  • Blatent theft and dishonesty
  • Touts


Total Money Spent Per Person: $436.65


Average Per Day Costs Per Person:

  • Lodging: $5.25
  • Food: $6
  • Transportation: $6.36
  • Misc: $11.50 (Beer, Trips to the store, Souvenirs, Park entrance, Guide Fees, etc.)


Total Average Per Day, Per Person: $29.11


Number of Days: 15

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  1. Egypt is definently one of my next travel destination, mostly because of my fascination with the pyramids and the ancient Egypt. The way you describe Egypt make me think about India where people could go out of their way to be friendly but the next moment someone else would try to rip you off. It’s hard to travel like that cause you end up having your guard up constantly..

    July 5th, 2009 at 1:35 pm
  2. Loved all the wrap up photos of Egypt. Love you, Mom Emmons

    Mom Emmons says...
    July 6th, 2009 at 1:21 pm
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