In Egypt everything is color,
perfume, sound, sea, sand, heat and a combination of at
least two of the above mentioned. ‘Sabah al her’ are the
words addressed by Arabs, with a smile on their faces,
meaning they wish you ‘a good day’.
The present Egypt is a rich
country in history and cultural values. In Egypt there is a
law respected by all the locals: nobody steals! It is
forbidden by law but also by the common sense.
If it happens to find that you are missing a thing, you can
be sure that it wasn't an Egyptian's contribution, but of a
tourist. Not only that the Egyptians don`t steal but they
also don` t beg.
They feel obliged to give you
something for a penny, even it's a small thing: a flower, a
little bead, anything. Almost
everywhere you are welcomed with a tea or with karkade, a
very, very sweet tea, ‘drown’ in sugar, with hibiscus
flowers- Japanese rose with a lot of vitamin C. in Egypt,
the medicines are very cheap. It is a known thing that
numerous doctors make their medicines deposits from Egypt.
An incontestably attraction is Dahar. The area, the old part
of Hurghada, is the place where you can spend negotiation
moments in the classic bazaar, tasting the traditional
juices full with all kind of oriental wonders.
The prices from this bazaar are better, because the tourists
get harder to it.
Anyway, don` t even try to brake the
unwritten law: don` t do the mistake of turning your back
when you don` t like a price!
If you try your negotiator
spirit you will win the Arabs` respect.
The Egyptians never
rush so don` t be surprised if you will fight for a price
even for one hour.
They will always let you know that you
win but only when you reach the real price of the product.
After the prices victory, you can take part to the
traditional customs: the hookah`s smoking – sisha, and a
long chat at a tea or coffee cup, of course both of them
sweet and very perfumed.All over the place the life is very
agitated till 12 o'clock in the afternoon and after
5 o` clock.
Between these hours,
all the Egyptians are having their siesta and charge
the batteries for the late hours when the fuss
In Egypt you may have the impression
that you have few money but in fact to have the
wallet full. And this is because some products have
The gold, for example, is much
cheaper than in many other countries and is of very
The gasoline is also cheap as well as
a bottle of water (maya – ‘water’ in Arab).
In Egypt, as well as in the Arab countries
there is no mineral water.
Among the Arab food is tahina – a
paste with Sesamum, the humus - a paste of grey pea, the
falafel – a paste of vegetables.