- gift for host; suggestions??

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Dec 5th, 2005, 06:58 PM
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- gift for host; suggestions??

I will be traveling to Egypt as an invited speaker for a meeting and would like to bring my host a gift. Can anyone make a suggestion? I am curious to know what might not be easily obtained there and would be safe to carry there and appreciated as special? I am coming from the Midwest.
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Dec 5th, 2005, 09:34 PM
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Is your host and Egyptian or an American?
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Dec 6th, 2005, 02:11 AM
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Dec 7th, 2005, 07:58 AM
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This is an often discussed topic on the Europe board. Recommended are something "local" to you, for example a special locally made food (some suggestions are candy, jam, alcohol, smoked fish, maple syrup, depending on where you are from) or local product such as coffee table book or calendar with photos. The only modifications to those recommendations I might make for Egypt is 1) if your meeting is business or professional you might consider what is appropriate in your business or profession in the U.S. and 2) you might consider Islamic sensitivities if that applies, for example if they don't drink alcohol or if they keep halal.
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