Travel Blogger Isabel from Bel Around the World fell in love with Egypt on her visit and shares her top travel tips with us!
Are you thinking about heading off on a trip to Egypt in the coming months? We don’t blame you. The African nation is one of the most beautiful in the world, and offers tourists some truly breath-taking sights. Today, let’s run through six top tips when it comes to travelling to Egypt.
Not every country offers free medical care when things go wrong. Unfortunately, Egypt is one such place where you won’t be covered should a disaster strike. As such, it’s important to find travel insurance which covers this sensitive topic.
Companies like InsuranceWith offer this type of service, as well as general coverage for any type of issue you may run into while on your travels. This includes the likes of stolen or lost property.
Use the Cairo Metro
You may be forgiven for assuming a system which most tourists avoid is somewhat unreliable. In reality, the Cairo Metro is one of the most efficiently run systems in Africa.
The lack of tourists using it on a regular basis does mean there’s a chance you’ll look up to find a host of people staring back inquisitively at you. Don’t be put off by this. The metro could end up saving you a lot of time.
It’s important to learn how to haggle when you head to Egypt. This bartering system is a strong part of their culture and could see you save a fortune in the long-term if you do it right.
You can find handy tips for learning how to haggle with this guide. Use these to boost your skills and get a bargain during your next discussion with a vendor. Some of the best include:
- Staying firm on your asking price
- Shopping around
- Knowing when to walk away
In a country as blisteringly hot as Egypt, it’s important you keep your H20 levels primed at all times. Allowing yourself to become dehydrated is a guaranteed way of running the risk of experiencing potentially deadly health issues.
Keep a constant supply of water on you. Try to make sure this is bottled however, as tap water sometimes runs the risk of being infected. Try to drink at least a glass worth every hour or so, to ensure you avoid your system going into shutdown.
Bring your own toilet paper
Unfortunately, the Egyptians still haven’t quite mastered the use of toilet paper. Instead of using more traditional methods, the use of water being spritzed up your backside is championed.
The toilet-guru slates the Egyptian system for bathroom movements, and highly recommends people carry their own toilet rolls with them in order to properly clean themselves afterwards. Let’s face it, who knows better than the Guru himself?
Wear appropriate shoes
You’re probably going to be doing a lot of walking in some relatively unclean areas, so it’s best to throw on a pair of trainers which are going to prevent your feet from becoming dirty.
Sandals and flip flops might seem like a good idea at the time, but they expose your feet to the elements. Ensure this doesn’t happen by covering up with a pair of trainers which keep out the dirt.
Have these handy tips helped when it comes to your next trip to Egypt? You’re sure to have a barrel of laughs when you head out to the Northern African state – and bearing these snippets of advice in mind will only serve to guarantee that.
A massive thank you to Isabel for these super helpful tips for visiting Egypt! Remember to head over to Bel Around the World and follow Isabel’s adventures and travel on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Tell us about your tips, advise and experience travelling Egypt! We would love to hear from you 🙂