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Egypt is a country situated in the north-east corner of Africa. It is bordered by the Gaza Strip, Israel, Lybia, and Sudan. The capital of Egypt is Cairo, one of the biggest city in Africa.

This country is part of the Arab world, and the population is mostly Muslim.


Transport

Find info on hitchhiking at Hitchwiki.

It is possible to hitchhike and even quite easy. The problem is that the concept of hitchhiking is almost unknown, and you will sometimes loose a lot of time and energy trying to explain it. Also it happen that the police doesn't let you hitchhike, and even prefer to pay you the bus if you say you don't have money. When hitchhiking remember to tell to the drivers that you don't have money ("la flouz") because any car can be a taxi.

Companies

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Accommodation

Find info on hosp ex at Couchwiki.

The hotels in Egypt can be very cheap. If you are lucky and negotiate well you can sometimes find rooms for as low as 10-25 pounds per person (1€-3€).

Wild Camping can be difficult, Egyptians are everywhere and they will sometimes not let you wild camp because they think it's not safe for the westerner you are. If you are lucky you can get invited to stay at the people place.

Hospitality networks work really well in Cairo and probably in other big cities in the North, but can be difficult in other parts of Egypt.

Meet fellow travellers on hospitality exchange networks: Trustroots

Food

Find info on dumpster diving at Trashwiki.

Food is quite cheap. The problem is that like with everything you will buy, Egyptians will try to make you pay more than the locals.

10 pita breads should cost from 2 to 5 pounds. You can also find falafel sandwich for as low as 1 pound sometimes, but more usually 2 pounds. Street food is anyway a good choice.

Connectivity

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Busking

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Visa

To enter Egypt you have to get a visa on arrival, and it cost 25USD. It will be valid for one month, but you can probably extend it easily.

From/To Jordan

To get to Jordan, or to come to Egypt from Jordan there is a ferry going between Nuweiba in the Sinai and Aqaba in Jordan.

Cities

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Travel destinations

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