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The photos for Alexandria, Egypt, seem kinda bogus. Several pictures of the Louvre in France, and Chichen Itza in Mexico. Why? Because pyramids! Actual Egyptian pyramids are more a feature of Cairo than of Alexandria. Does this point to a larger issue with NomadList generally? nomadlist.com/photos/alexandria
Wow, thank you for the great point! I'd like to go to Alexandia, cause of such pictures. So I wonder if they are true or not.

Also, it's a bit offtopic, but how about safety in Egypt? When I was in Hurghada, there was an excursion to Cairo. I didn't go, but those, who did, said, that they were stopped several times by people with machine guns / militaries. So I wonder if it's really not that safe, or just some touristic bs.
After Arab spring there's ongoing struggle to control radical groups from neighboring countries, as tourism is the main source of income for Egypt government takes the issue seriously -- hence all the limitations and check points
Attacks do happen from time to time (i.e S7 flight to SPB bombed a couple of years ago)
so the threat is real but chances of being killed in a terrorist attack are as usual very low
Good catch pgnnwtjgl :) - I can tell that about 3 or 4 photos only are actually from Alexandria.
I do not recommend going to Egypt this month becuase of winds and dust if you are sensitive. The weather is nice however, but regarding safety... Egypt is super safe generally (crime-wise). I find it exotic in some sense (seeing things you donโ€™t imagine you would but you gotta be ready for it :grinning:).
Agree! Been short of air for the past two weeks in Egypt and itโ€™s not COVID air is crazy dry and thereโ€™s a lot of dust, at some point your nose even hurts. Your eyes suffer too. Escaped to Turkey today.
> I find it exotic in some sense (seeing things you donโ€™t imagine you would but you gotta be ready for itย :grinning:)
What sort of things? ๐Ÿ™‚
It could be similar in some way to some other countries, but I mean things like a โ€œno smokingโ€ sign in the airport and a police officer next to it smoking. A car or two every now and then without license plates but they have a โ€œpassโ€ that allows them to go like this... just for fun. In a restaurant during Covid time all waiters and the people who work are wearing masks for example, except the manager :-) because he/she is Covid-proof..
Keep in mind that there are a number of countries where itโ€™s pretty normal for security to be walking around with rifles, guns, what have you
It was a little shocking to me many years ago when I first went to Uganda, but after a while it seemed normal
I think itโ€™s pretty normal in Egypt
Hey everyone, currently in Istanbul and planning to visit Egypt for about 4-6 weeks from mid-May. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to base myself in Cairo? I'd definitely prefer to be in a cool, buzzing area with cool cafes, bars, restaurants, shops etc - not really places with all the chain restaurants/malls etc. I've been recommended Zamalek, Maadi and Heliopolis, Zayed and 6th October although not sure which of these would be ideal, if any? If you have any recommendations, please let me knowย :slightly_smiling_face:

Also, is the internet really as bad as its listed on nomadlist? I've heard from some people that it's ok for daily video conferences etc.

Thinking about spending some time in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh and/or Alexandria. If you've been, let me know what you think.

Appreciate any advice, thanks!
maadi is the best we found by far, but in reality it's just one long street
still cool though, we would have stayed there if we hadn't already booked our stay in a bungalow in an island in the middle of the nile, if you're interested i can link you to it (definitely not buzzing, pretty calm, but buzz is just one 2 minutes boat ride away, which is something to appreciate in mad cairo)
internet is ok as long as you're on 4g, being orange the best carrier imo, i'm always on zoom and it was good enough
don't forget to check out dahab egypt's digital nomad hotspot
Awesome, thanks!
Ok great, that puts things into perspective for me - thanks U01GBDCU0BH!
I think I'd prefer to stay right in the thick of it, but thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
anyone in Egypt? I am thinking about going to Alexandria
currently in Sharm
My friend and I are traveling to Cairo today! Who is there? What should we do? Where should we eat/drink? Want to hang out?
I guess no one is here ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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