Living in Egypt

• Drink a lot of water, Egypt’s weather is very dry and it’s very easy to get dehydrated• Carry some cash when heading to remote locations• For sightseeing, make sure you have a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, light cotton or linen clothes, and don’t forget comfortable shoes ·Don’t assume you can pay with your credit card, always ask first·Don’t drink and drive! Alcohol might increase the decompression sickness risk·Don’t take pictures where you’re not allowed to·Don’t feel obliged to tip anyone for anything·Don’t take anything from the natural parks and reserves and keep them as clean as you can·Avoid leaving your hotel or apartment without telling anyone where you’re heading·Don’t leave your hotel or accommodation without a guide or a map close at hand, unless you know where you’re heading·Don’t come to Egypt without insurance. Medical treatments can cost thousands if you’re not insured.·Don’t expect Egyptians to understand your language. Instead, learn some useful phrases. Locals will appreciate it • Tourist Police126 • Fire Service180 • Ambulance123 • Police122 • Telephone Guide140 • Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus19970 • Flying Hospital Service37766393/2 • Gas Emergency129