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Egypt Essentials

Coming Clean on Egyptian Toilets: Shatafa What??

Restroom signs

Here at Whynotegypt, we love to answer your questions. Big, small, or potentially embarrassing – you ask and we will answer. Since one of the most perplexing issues foreigners face in Egypt isn’t always the easiest to ask about …we figured we’d just broach the topic first! So here it is – everything you need […]

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Inspirations

A Guide to Exploring the Best Places in Zamalek

Kasr El-Nil Bridge which leads from Downtown to Zamalek by Jorge Láscar via Flickr

The Best Kept Secret of Cairo: El Zamalek Island (a.k.a. Gezira Island) My Childhood In Zamalek A place where I lived 27 of my 31 years -the first 2 years of my life were in Maadi, then we moved to Zamalek, and now a 2 years & 4 months resident of 6th of October- we […]

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Inspirations

Travelling with Pets: The Alternatives to Dog Kennels in Egypt

Dog in a car via pixabay

Pet owners out there know the struggle all too well. You’ve been dreaming up the perfect vacation for a while, you’re all ready to book, you can’t wait to travel… there’s just one thing holding you back. Your dream will never become a reality until you’ve figured out what you’re going to do about the […]

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Egypt Essentials

What to Wear in Egypt

A woman walking in the desert by Toa Heftiba via unsplash

Can I wear shorts in Egypt? How should my swimwear look like? Do you have to cover up in Egypt? These are some of the questions we recently received from female members of our Facebook group regarding Egyptian women’s clothing; we were asked how Egyptian women dress? Everybody’s wondering if there is a specific dress code […]

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