saftey in egypt

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Mar 2nd, 2006, 05:15 PM
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saftey in egypt

how safe is it for americans to travel to egypt??
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Mar 2nd, 2006, 05:44 PM
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If you type in the search box safety + Egypt you will get the hundreds of opinions on this subject - and they are only opinions. Statistically, it is safe. But if fear will prevent you from having a good time, pick another destination.

The most dangerous aspect of travel to Egypt is crossing the street in Cairo.
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Mar 3rd, 2006, 03:33 AM
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You are far more likely to be killed, raped, assaulted, robbed or otherwise taken advantage of in some "civilised" city like Washington DC.
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Mar 3rd, 2006, 04:12 AM
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Crossing the street can be a killer.

That's the only dangerous aspect of Cairo.

Otherwise, the rest of the country is too amazing to miss.
 
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Mar 3rd, 2006, 08:20 AM
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The only time I ever felt uncomfortable is on arrival/departure - especially at the domestic airport and also in Luxor - entirely too many people wanting to carry our luggage in exchange for a tip. The people selling souvenirs can also be somewhat aggressive, and often follow up. Just keep repeating a firm "la la la" (Arabic for "no, no, no") and they eventually leave you alone.
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