Egypt - A sandstorm of ecstasy
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CAIRO – Egypt's Oasis
The capital of Egypt is an attractive force for tourists from all over the world. Cairo is a gathering image of the Egyptian culture unfolds in front of you through the impressive pyramids of Giza, the dozens of mosques, the citadel of Saladin.
Luxor – The jewel of the Nile
Luxor, without a second hesitation, unfolds before you an exquisite composition of granite majestic palaces and temples. In the town is located the ancient Egyptian complex Karnak, which is a an open-air museum, and includes in its self ranks remnants of the greatness of the ancient civilization.
Sharm el Sheikh – the Bay of Delight
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Welcome to the most luxurious city in Egypt. The beaches will show you the seven rounds of enjoyment and it will be extremely difficult for you to resist. The resort town also offers memorable attractions to feel the power of the ancient Egyptian civilization like the monastery "St. Constantine and Helena".
Hurghada – The unwilting fountain of Beauty
Hurghada, Qesm Hurghada, Egypt
Hurghada is another one of the exquisite resort towns in Egypt. You will be amazeded by the divine riffs, the pure water, which reflects the enchanting blue sky. Here you can windsurf, give yourself a ride through the desert, and meet the underwater inhabitants.
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Egypt is a country located in northeastern Africa and the southwest part of Asia. It is bordered by Israel, Sudan, Libya and it is open to the Red and the Mediterranean Sea. It is separated from the Suez Canal on both continents. The population is mainly concentrated in the areas along the river Nile. Egypt is one of the most densely populated states in the world.
Egypt has a good transport network. In major cities besides buses, you can also use taxis that are low-priced in comparison with most European countries, and only in Cairo you can take the metro. Between the cities are well-developed train lines and buses. It is not surprising that many tourists choose to cross cities with bicycles.
The official language in Egypt is the modern Arabic, integrated after the time of the Arab slavery. Other spoken languages are Syrian and Berber. English is widely spoken among society, because of the English colonization in the past.
From 1834 the official currency in Egypt is Egyptian pound. You can exchange currency at exchange offices or banks. The euro, the dollar and the pound sterling are accepted there also. It is not good to exchange money at a hotel or pay in a restaurant, because you will not get a good rate.
From 2015 onwards a visa is required in advance, and the tourist groups organized by an Egyptian travel agency are an exception.
Contacts in Egypt are of type C and F. Voltage is standard as for most of the world and it is 220 V. F and C sockets work with C and E plugs. If in your country the voltage is between 220-240v you can use your appliances in Egypt.
There is no mandatory vaccines for entry into the state only if you do not come from a place with a high risk of infections. Standard vaccines for travelling abroad are recommended, but it is still a good idea to ask your doctor for information at least a month before you leave for Asia.
Emergency phone numbers in Egypt are: medical assistance is123, for fire is 180 and for the police is 122.
When to visit
Best time to visit the destination
To cross every tunnel of Egypt's riches, mythology will not work.On the contrary! And you're going to need a few lives. That means you have to come back here again and again to complete the papyrus with Egyptian spells for enjoyment and pleasure. Relax, here the temperatures are high, and the sun is friendly throughout the year, making Egypt a year-round tourist destination.
What to do?
Don’t miss to challenge your world
Walk through the the White Desert
The national park “The White Desert” is located near the town of Farafra, and is one of the top destinations in Egypt. Initially the park was at the bottom of a lake, and then the famous white cliffs were formed. After drying, the bottom is transformed into a landmark. It is best to visit it during sunrise or sunset.
Camel riding in Egypt
Don't miss out on this fun and interesting experience. A camel riding in the desert is one of the things you must do in Egypt. The most beautiful views you can see is during sunset. Camels could be hired from Cairo, Aslan, Mount Sinai and many other places.
Cruise on the River Nile
Do not hesitate to experience this wonderful cruise journey along the longest river in the world-the Nile, which will meet you with amazing views and experiences. This is probably the best way to touch the history of this ancient place. Ships usually depart from Luxor, traveling to Aswan, and on the deck you will be greeted by the famous Hibiscus tea.
The Egyptian beaches
Egypt is well known all over the world with its amazing beach stripes, also it`s a perfect place for practicing underwater sports and windsurfing. The sea flora and the great coral reefs make it one of the top destinations for divers. The beautiful beaches of the Red and the Mediterranean sea annually attract millions of tourists. The radiant sunshine all year round, the wild beaches and the mountain backdrop set Hurghada as the nicest place to visit.
Try Egypt food
Traditional Egyptian cuisine is neither the most famous nor the most widespread, but it is incredibly delicious. To a large extent it is influenced by the Lebanese cuisine. The Egyptian food is dominated by legumes and vegetables, but also has meat products. Very balanced on ingredients, there are specific dishes in each region of the country. One of the most popular things you can eat is Kušari, you should also try the dishes with beans and the famous meatballs-falafel.
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FAQs about Egypt
Can we use credit and debit cards in Egypt?
Payment with Visa and MasterCard is possible in a large number of hotels and restaurants, but it is not advisable to pay with cards because of the high bank charges. You'd better bring cash for payment.
Is it safe to drink the water in Egypt?
The water in Egypt is potable, and it is not recommended for drinking because it contains very high levels of chlorine that can cause discomfort.
ATMs in Egypt
ATMs are available in most major hotels and in front of banks in the more developed cities. Charging your card before heading to Egypt is a good choice if you are worried about carrying all your money in cash.
Is it safe to travel in Egypt?
It is not safe to travel only in the remote desert areas, and in most cases attacks happen mainly against local police or governmental buildings, and very rarely in tourist areas.
What clothes should we wear in Egypt?
Egypt is a country with a rather warm climate. We recommend wearing shorts and a T-shirt to feel comfortable and not too hot.