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A Basic Egypt Travel Guide
By A. Mahallati
Planning a trip to Egypt? If so, it will be of great benefit to read a simple and basic Egypt travel guide before proceeding to make any plans or tour arrangements. Why? Because, like any country, Egypt has its “must see” locations, its visitor requirements and some basic information that is always good to know.

For example, anyone making a visit to Egypt should consider taking the time to tour some of the following popular destinations:
• The Pyramids of Giza
• The Egyptian Museum in Cairo
• Abu Simbel
• Luxor and Karnak temple complexes
• The Valley of the Kings
• Alexandria
• The “Red Sea Riviera”
• The Western Desert and Oases
• Historical areas of the Sinai Peninsula

Additionally, many visitors plan a Nile River cruise of some kind or another and make a point of visiting the larger markets in Cairo, including the famous Khan

al-Khalili. Only by reading through a fairly comprehensive Egypt travel guide will a visitor understand the entire area they intend to tour, and be able to plan the best and most enjoyable visit.

Before planning a visit to the country however, a good Egypt travel guide will make a tourist aware of the kinds of documentation and even medical issues they must also be aware of. For example, visas and passports are mandatory for every individual who seeks to enter Egypt, and residents of some nations have far less required of them in order to gain a visa. In fact, there are many people who are able to simply complete their visa paperwork on the plane in which they are travelling to Egypt. A thorough Egypt travel guide will itemize each nation and what its citizens will require in order to enter the country.

There are also some cultural issues that a good Egypt travel guide will discuss, and this includes the proper dress for both men and women as well as standards of behavior that will be required for most visitors. Generally such topics are focused on modesty and respect for long-standing social traditions. For example, alcoholic beverages are not commonly served, and are in fact “taboo” for many practitioners of Islam.

Additionally, a good Egypt travel guide must address subjects such as transportation, “baksheesh” which is the customary tipping of all service providers, and even safety.

Egypt is a fascinating, diverse and remarkable land, and a high quality Egypt travel guide is a great tool in planning an enjoyable visit to this popular country.
Egypt is one of the most modern nations in the Middle East, but also offers access to a wealth of human history and culture. Egypt Travel Guide brings Egypt to you as well as a hotels in Egypt and Egypt Tours.

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