Egypt is home to such rich culture and history, dating all the way back to the times in the Bible. While visiting Egypt, it’s important to take note of several things for you to truly make your trip there amazing and enjoyable. Here’s what you can do in this beautiful, ancient country that will leave you inspired, and yearning to learn more.
Brush Up on Egyptian Culture
Before going to Egypt, read as much as you can about Egyptian culture and their practices. Egyptian culture has been around for so long and through so much that there is a lot to soak in. Take particular care to read about the histories and stories behind the sights you plan to visit. Also, be aware of the customs that they have in Egypt. For example, you don’t want to give tips to a someone who considers himself to be your equal in terms of work, and be sure to respect their morals and devotion to religion.
Do Some Sightseeing
There is just simply so much to see here. From the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Valley of the Kings, all the way up to the Philae, these beautiful landmarks made by the ancient Egyptians will take your breath away. If you want, you can even go on a specific tour that lets you ride a camel while you have a glimpse of these massive monuments. It doesn’t just end there, there’s still the Al-Azhar Mosque, the Great Sphinx of Giza, and for a quick souvenir stop, you can check out the Khan Al-Khalili. This is your chance to bring a piece of those sights that you’ve seen back home with you!
Enjoy Egyptian Food
Sink your teeth into a mouthwatering, meaty Shewarma, or indulge yourself in the succulent dish that is the baked Sayadeya; white fish and rice with scrumptious tomato sauce. Don’t forget to try the famous Baladi bread which Egyptians can’t live without! Vegetarians can also opt to have the Ful wa Ta’meya, also known as Fava Beans and Falafel – different from other kinds of Falafels, because they use Fava Beans instead of Hummus. Egyptian food is one of a kind, and a rarity in many countries to find. Feasting on these dishes while you’re in their country of origin would be something amazing check to mark on your bucket list. If you happen to be in Cairo, stop by some of their highest rated restaurants (Zitouni and Sequoia) for a truly enjoyable course of food.
Spruce Up Your Closet
Next up on the list of having an amazing and enjoyable vacation in Egypt is to grab the chance to dress like one. Egyptians have a unique sense of fashion; their clothes are unlike any you can easily find. Not only is this restricted to what you wear, but on linens you can drape around your home. Purchase the finest bed covers made from their finest local cotton sheets that feel like heaven to sleep on. As for menswear, Concrete and Mobaco is also another fashion brand that you can look at, while Dalydress is an excellent shop to look at for women. Now go take on that trip and soak in the beauty of Egypt!