Back Home in Russia from Egypt…

Egypt was excellent for temperatures, Red Sea and food, but that is where it ends. The hotel, which I have not mentioned, was okay, the food was good and the Red Sea was really the cats meow. Then we get to everything else and you find out why I posted very little about what was going on. I very rarely find a country that is pathetic at best and appreciate the world as a whole. This is (Egypt) not one of those spots in the world and I find even Israel ranks higher than Egypt…

I will tell you that if you have a choice to travel to somewhere else and can get there reasonable. Go there, stay away from Egypt. A country that allows people to steal the toilet paper from the bathrooms in the International airport and allows that thief to resell it to you one tiny piece at a time is a country that deserves to be banned from tourism… (This is in the international zone! You know Border area?)

In Egypt; carry everything you might need to do everyday things, for if you don’t you, will find someone trying to sell or get a tip for something that was put there free in the first place. Walking the streets is like walking down a three-ring circus and no one would care if you were accosted…

If you do not pay tips, you will be retaliated upon. Pay small tips and pay them constantly. Tip to breath and tip to keep your life in your hands. The people on the street see any foreigner as a fat milk cow, waiting to be milked for all their money and when you say no; you better be ready for the repercussions…

Egypt is truly the country that you go to a hotel and stay only within the confines of the hotel and only excursions done by the hotel. They all have body guards to protect the fat cows “innocent” and any insurance you have will be denied if you stray from the hotel situation, by one iota…

This is the first time that I have ever run into the tourist situation this extreme…

The epitome of the trip is summed up in what happened when we got to the airport in Egypt to come home. The driver tossed our bags to the ground and as I grabbed one bag and set it upright, a boy had grabbed my other bag and tried to escape around the back of the minivan. I caught him by the elbow and spun him around. He started to stutter and cry out-loud about helping me to the airport (he was going the wrong way when I caught him though.) The driver of the mini van just laughed and walked back to his front seat. How many people’s bags get stolen this way?

Therefore I had to stay very alert the whole trip to minimize our losses and to protect us from retaliation. For I do not tip for no reason and prefer to do 99% of all things myself. I found myself unable to trust the Egyptian people in any form or manner…

Never had that issue in Tunisia and we will not be going back to Egypt for any reason – ever…

I most likely will post more after I settle in, but most of what I wanted to do in Egypt on posting could have been hazardous to our health. Think I will keep Egypt as a memory and not as a forward thinking situation. Somethings need to stay in the past and Egypt is one of them…

Kmart blue lightPost by Kyle Keeton
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PS: Maybe tomorrow I will talk about Stupid Russians at an airport. I call Egypt Russians K-Mart Blue Light Specials. Even Sveta exclaimed about the classless Russians/Germans/Britain’s/Americans/ and who ever else… That travel to Egypt… Cheap baby cheap…

Blue Light Special, if sure fits Egyptian travelers…


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