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"Riding Trains and Walking Around" Egypt Local Custom Tip by Abeo

Egypt Local Customs: 223 reviews and 149 photos

I had read a bevy of travelers books which went on at length about women travelers being hassled in Egypt. Of course, the primary rule is- respect and awareness. Dress and behave appropriate to your surroundings and you won't have any problems at all. I went sans fake wedding ring and received no ill treatment whatsoever. I rode the train, in both the women's car by myself and the men's car with a male friend without a problem. Don't fall pray to the hype. respectful, be yourself...and don't worry about all that nonsense. You won't suffer any maltreatment for being a solo traveler or being single and in the company of men.

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  • Written Mar 25, 2006
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