Your tip is really great and helpful for first timers like me. I know it is summer there right now but can you give us an idea what is the current temperature there? Is humidity high?





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From: Aude <>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:37:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikimania-l] Egypt travel tips

I would bring both long/half-sleeve blouses or shirts, as well as short sleeves.  For shopping (dealing with the bargaining and people) and other situations, I like to be more conservative in dress.  But, overall, things are not as conservative (long sleeves only) for dress as I assumed before I left.


On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 8:36 PM, phoebe ayers <> wrote:
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 10:18 AM, Aude <> wrote:
> I have been in Egypt for over a month now, living in Cairo, as a student.
> Since arriving, I have traveled around the country, including Sinai,
> Alexandria, and will be in Luxor this weekend.  With people arriving soon
> for Wikimania, I'd like to take the opportunity to share advice and
> experiences as a female.


Aude -- this is super, super helpful. Thank you so much for all the
tips, especially the phrases and advice on what to wear! There's
nothing like the voice of experience :)

-- phoebe

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