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"what to pack" Hurghada Packing List Tip by LexiB

Hurghada What to Pack: 17 reviews and 6 photos

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swim suit
flip flops
summer dresses
sturdy shoes (if you plan on going on any excursions to Luxor)
hat (very important)

Although, it wasn't enforced, be sensitive to the culture and the dress code. I witnessed plenty of tourists (European) traipsing around the major sites in nothing more than bikini tops, mini-mini skirts, or Daisy Dukes shorts. . .and we're called "Ugly Americans"??

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sunblock (the sun can be quite brutal in the summer)
imodium-AD (because you just might get the runs if you're not careful on what you eat)

Photo Equipment: a disposable underwater camera was a great addition
plenty of film
camera batteries

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camelbak hydration system. I can't tell you what a lifesaver this was. It beats lugging your water around in those cumbersome bottles when you can take that same bottle to fill up your Camelbak and sling it across your back. Yes, it is quite pricey, but it's money well spent. There are different sorts of bags that are sold; you can get the basic model or you can go all out and get one that looks like a rucksack but also holds your water resorvoir.

Miscellaneous: believe it or not, PENCILS, they're great to give for baksheesh rather than money. I found it was very well recieved by the locals when I took their pictures. I brought 6 packs of pencils with me and was able to give most of them away.


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  • Updated Nov 4, 2005
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