What a tourist should not do in Egypt
Every tourist wants to spend an unforgettable vacation and not overshadow him with troubles. In Egypt, travelers can expect many annoying surprises, and we will try to help protect ourselves from disappointment. Read the list below of what a tourist in Egypt should not do. Do not drink tap water. Each country has its own standards for the quality of tap water. For example, in Russia in Moscow they are very high, and drinking tap water is safe for health. But in many countries they do not consider it necessary to maintain high water quality. This has its own logic, because only a scanty part of the tap water is used for drinking. Such a high quality is a luxury that not every country can afford. In Egypt, tap water is unsuitable for drinking. Poor water is used in the central regions of the country, and desalinated water in the coastal regions. Many tourists in the resorts of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh noticed that tap water is a little salty to the taste. We also do not recommend rinsing eyes or wounds with this water, do not use it with intimate hygiene, do not brush your teeth and do not rinse your mouth. Even boiled for tea and coffee is better bottled water. The use of Egyptian tap water is fraught with indigestion, poisoning and serious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Be afraid of the sun – use creams and do not stay under the sun for a long time Let us turn to geography. The city of Hurghada is located at the 27th parallel of northern latitude, and the inclination of the axis of the planet Earth is 23.5 degrees. Accordingly, in Egypt during the summer months you are at one of the points closest to the Sun on our planet. By the way, in Egypt there is the most arid city on our planet – Aswan. It is located on the 24th parallel. If you find yourself in Aswan on the day of the summer solstice on June 21, you will be the closest person to the Sun on Earth. In Egypt, one should seriously fear sunburn. This problem is very relevant in the summer months, in the fall and spring the threat can be called “medium”, and in winter you should not seriously think about it. The peak of sun activity is observed from 12-00 to 15-00. From May to September at this time it is better not to appear on the street at all, especially for the first days of rest. Use sun creams actively to prevent sunburn. Try to be in the shade. If you are exposed to direct sunlight, then try to move more actively so that one area of the skin is not under the rays constantly. Pay close attention to children. Children’s skin is softer than that of adults, and “burns” faster. For children’s skin, it is recommended to use creams with a protective factor of at least 50. The most popular brand of such creams now is “My Sun”. One tube costs about 100 rubles, you see, the money is small. Also, we gave a lot of useful tips in our article “In Egypt in children.” Do not eat everything, be afraid to poison yourself
Do not forget to take a supply of water for excursions. This is a very common problem with tourists. Resting on the “all inclusive” system, tourists are used to the fact that drinks are always available. When leaving for excursions, it turns out that all drinks are paid. In addition, the bus rarely stops at stores. Do not forget to take a large supply of water with you on an excursion. We recommend that you take ordinary bottled water, not sodas or juices. Even if lunch is provided during the tour, drinks in most cases are paid, you should not forget about this. Also, do not forget to put on a hat on the tour, anoint yourself with sunscreen and put on light clothing and comfortable shoes. Do not take laptops on a trip If you can not imagine your life without personal electronic equipment, then take a tablet computer, smartphone or e-book with you. But we strongly do not recommend taking a laptop. A laptop has huge travel disadvantages compared to a tablet. Firstly, the laptop is bulky, and most often it is impossible to hide in a safe. You have to leave it in a room outside the safe, and theft in Egypt is a very urgent problem. Secondly, the internal parts of laptops are heated much more, and in Egypt it is hot. Wait for overheating. Thirdly, many tourists like to read a book from the screen, play or spend time on the Internet when they are sunbathing. They take a computer with them. If splashes of water get on the tablet computer, then nothing bad will happen, the tablets are well protected from water. The laptop may break. Fourth, in an airplane in a limited space, using a laptop is difficult. In addition, you can simply break it if you put it on a table in front of you, and your neighbor in front decides to fold the chair back. Fifth, laptop chargers often have a German-style Schuko outlet, and Egypt sockets have Euro format, the plug may not plug into the outlet. In any case, a laptop on a trip to Egypt is extremely inconvenient, it is better to leave it at home.