The political upheaval over the last five years has reduced tourism in Egypt, but the crash of the Russian plane over the Sinai a few month ago, resulting in travel bans by Russia and the UK has brought Egypt’s tourism to a collapse which stretches from the Pyramids to the beaches in Sharm El-Sheikh.
Maybe we should not let the news media scare us, because if you ever want to see Egypt without having to compete with other tourists – the time is now – and you will have this man all to yourself – think about it!
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How sad for them. However travel is very concerning now.
Hopefully things will get better soon.
Soon is not soon enough
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They will come #thisisegypt
I am sure they will – but the sooner the better
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You make a valid point, but – as someone who also lives in and loves Egypt – I feel it isn’t easy to advise potential visitors. “Safety” and “security” are loaded terms and one person’s perceived high risk is another person’s exciting “frisson”. Until today I would have agreed with you about the sadly empty tourist sites – the National Museum in Tahrir is now the place to go for long, leisurely views of its treasures undisturbed by tourists. But then, down in Midan El-Hussein this afternoon, we found the place thronged with Egyptians, especially from Upper Egypt, in town to celebrate the mulid (festival) of Hussein. The atmosphere was totally amazing!
Oh you are so right – the security question can be seen from different angles, but I feel that if somebody ignores the media
this is the perfect time to go to really see Egypt – thank you for reading my blog