is located in North Africa, and covers a total area of 1002 thousand square meters. km. This state is the point of connection of three large continents: Asia, Africa and Europe. From the north side the country is washed by the Mediterranean Sea, and from the east by the Red Sea. In addition, Egypt is divided by the Suez Canal into two parts. And most of the territory is occupied by deserts and small mountain elevations.
The population is about 54 million people, most of whom are Arabs (Muslims). The state language is Arabic, the monetary unit is the Egyptian pound, and the city of Cairo is recognized as the capital.
This state is called the cradle of civilization, and it is the largest tourist center. There is a huge number of architectural monuments, and until now archaeologists and scientists are trying to unravel the mysteries of the pharaohs.
And, of course, due to the fact that Egypt attracts everyone’s attention, in the society there are some statements about this country, most of which do not quite correspond to reality. Let’s try to figure out how things stand in reality.
Egyptians tend to “breed grandmother” tourists.
Maybe it’s in their blood. You can meet such a “divorce”, for example, by taking a taxi. Sometimes taxi drivers will be specially taken to the wrong place first, motivating it with the fact that you yourself have not really told where to go. If you insist on your rightness, then he will have nothing left, how to get from you the previously agreed amount, but no more. Or cases with free gifts are very common: local residents come up to you, give out some trinket, accompanying it with the word “gift”. But if you just take this gift in your hand, how will they start asking for baksheesh (tips) and will not leave you until they satisfy their request.
принято It is customary to bargain at the Egyptian bazaars.
And the more confidently you insist on your price, the more respect you deserve from the local residents.
In this country, Russian tourists are always settled in bad numbers.
In some hotels this can happen, but not because Russians do not like. It’s all about Western travel agencies that buy a lot of prestigious numbers.
In Egypt hotels you can often meet huge cockroaches.
In fact, it is very rare. The only place where they can be – in the huts of local residents, but not in hotels.
In the bazaars of Egypt, champagne can be exchanged for souvenirs.
Complete nonsense. No one exchanges his goods in exchange for alcohol.
In Egypt, sand is constantly blowing.
As a rule, winds are not noticeable for many people, because the deserts near such cities as Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh are not sandy, but stony.
Egyptians wear hijab just to protect their face from the sun and dust.
In fact, girls wear such a cloak in order to emphasize their eastern origin. Also, among Muslims there is an unspoken rule that a girl without a cloak is inclined to frivolous behavior. And the hijab, in fact, symbolizes women’s modesty. Therefore, when choosing a bride, a young man, first of all, pays attention to whether the girl wearing the hijab is attracted to him.
In Egypt, tourists are required to observe all Muslim prescriptions (for example, to wear their clothes and pray).
This is not true. For tourists there all conditions are created, to which they are accustomed in their country. But, generally accepted restrictions still have to be observed (for example, in temples you can not go with bare feet and hands, etc.).
In this country you can buy fragments of pyramids.
If this were so, then from the pyramids long ago there would be nothing left – everything would be dismantled in pieces. Sometimes near the pyramids allegedly sold their fragments, but in fact it is a fake.
If you go to the mountain of Moses, which is in Egypt, and meet the dawn on it, then the person is forgiven of all his sins.
In fact, people are forgiven of their sins for sincere repentance before God, and not because he will visit the holy place.
Egyptian heat is easy to tolerate.
Quite right. This is explained by the fact that there is low air humidity.
In Egypt you can learn diving.
For this, there are all conditions: all kinds of aqua centers with professional trainers, a full set of equipment (fins, masks, scuba divers, etc.) and a beautiful underwater world. At the end of the course, a special document is issued – a license, indicating the depth you can dive.
For damage to a coral reef can be fined.
All is true. And the amount of the penalty depends on how badly damaged the coral. In addition, corals can not be exported from the country.
In Egypt you can buy a scorpion and bring it to your country.
If you have a special license in your hands, you can easily buy this insect and take it to your homeland.
In the Nile, swimming is not safe, as there are crocodiles and hippos. It will be more correct to say that it is not easy to swim in the Nile, because the water is quite heavy. And, of course, there is a danger of encountering a crocodile. As for the hippos, there are none.