Is it safe? Egypt

Today we start a new theme or series of posts. Not the handprint stories. Nor the usual travel topics. We call it the ‘Is it?’ series. What is the intent? Well for one we are a little tired of fake news and media sensationalization. Wow. That’s a long word and we are not sure if it stands up against spell check.

Anyway. The point of this post is to remind you to focus on accurate information. Or at least getting a stab at obtaining some. So today we are focused with Egypt as an example.

And what prompted us to do this post was something we read in our local newspaper a couple of months ago (here). If one reads the chatter on the web, it would appear there is still a lot of reticence to visiting the country. The tourism numbers illustrates the current plight of the industry, which formerly used to contribute more than 11% of the country’s GDP (at height of 2010). Approximately 12% of the workforce was connected in some ways to this industry. It has shrunked significantly since then.

But is the country as unsafe as the media (mainstream or social) portrays it?

Sure. There are places in the country and sections of cities one should be extremely careful about venturing to. However that is applicable to many places around the world, even in the little red dot! Apply some good sense by observing your surroundings plus doing some of your own research we are sure you’d be fine.

We enjoyed our journey to Egypt (read all about it here). And we are sure you will too!

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

15 thoughts on “Is it safe? Egypt”

  1. A friend of mine is there now, with her partner, sister and sister’s partner, and they seem to be having fun, and safe! It’s the same thing here in SA. It isn’t safe to go off on your own, even in an uber, at night, and one must know where it’s safe to go and where one must never go. I guess, it’s different where terrorism is rampant where even the “safest” places aren’t safe.

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    1. And in both instances one should practice prudence and excercise common sense. For as you rightly pointed out, even the safest places could not be… Happy 2018 and may it bring lots of joy and writing adventures!

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    1. We have always (well Mel more) history buffs. So this was to satiate his desire to see it for himself. It was very humbling to be next to something that is so large and built so many thousands of years ago

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