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Top 9 Things to Avoid While Visiting Egypt

Visiting Egypt

Having a plan before traveling to Egypt is a very important issue in order to have an exciting trip free of any troubles all through your as there are lots of places to visit in Egypt, some very recommended activities and other not recommended ones, lots of good places to stay at and others not that good so in order to manage your Egypt Trips and plan them in a perfect way, you should definitely know the main things to avoid in Egypt and that is why we have included in this article the main points to keep in mind while planning a vacation in Egypt so keep reading to get our point.

What to Avoid While Being in Egypt??

1- Avoid Traveling Without A Currency Converter App

It is highly recommended to have such a converter app with you while being in Egypt so that you don’t get deceived by anyone of the locals or at any place as this app show, you the exact exchange rate of the same day and that is how you will get the best exchange rate.

2- Avoid Not Knowing All About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

Unfortunately, some travelers who visit Egypt alone without booking a tour with a travel agency miss actually a lot from the main sites in Egypt through spending lots of time at one or two places without visiting the other attractive sites but a travel agency with professional tour guides are exactly what you need to book with in order to have a real satisfactory vacation.

3- Avoid Drinking From the Tap Water in Egypt

It is highly not recommended to drink from the tap water since it is heavily chlorinated and it is even not being drunk by the locals unless it is treated or being purified so it is highly recommended for any traveler to buy bottled water while being in Egypt from and shop or market and drink lots of water during the day tour. The cost of a bottle of water is only 3 to 5 EGP in Egypt and can be found anywhere so you won’t face any kind of problem regarding having them.

4- Make Sure Not to Book Hotels on Your Own Before Scheduling Your Tour With the Travel Agency

Sometimes, tourists find it much cheaper to book hotels & domestic flights on their own and hire only a tour guide and a private car from the travel agency but they eventually discover that all of their bookings don’t even match the tours schedule or the Nile Cruise schedule and as a result, the tour itinerary won’t be doable. So the main advice regarding this point is that the guest should check with the agency first the itinerary he or she wants to go for, which special requirements the traveler wants to apply, and then based on the agreed on the itinerary, the traveler should do the necessary bookings to enjoy some of the best Egypt Tour Packages is a rich historical country like Egypt.

5- Avoid Waiting Till the Last Moment Before Your Arrival Date

Egypt is a wonderful tourist country that contains lots of amazing sites & landmarks and it is visited by thousands of tourists during the whole year and for your knowledge, the peaked seasons in Egypt are the Easter and the Christmas ones and you need to book your vacation in Egypt as soon as you can to guarantee that there will be available for you as if you come to book a couple of months or a month prior to your arrival, you may not find availability for you.

6- Avoid Wearing Inappropriate Clothes

You need to make sure that you pack culturally appropriate clothes with you before your arrival to Egypt as Egypt is an Islamic country and it is not appropriate at all to wear mini-skirts, scrappy tops, shorts, or that clothes that reveal too much of the one’s flesh as it will bring upon you too much unnecessary attention especially if you are a woman so make sure to wear what fits culture in Egypt and what makes you feel comfortable.

Here are some of the recommended clothes to wear in Egypt:

  • Maxi skirts & dresses
  • Pants & Jeans
  • Cotton blouses
  • Loose fitted trousers
  • Jumpsuits if you are in a coastal city or on board of a Nile Cruise.

7- Don’t Forget to Tip in Egypt

Tipping is actually part of the Egyptian culture and it seems that everyone in Egypt expects that you give him “Baksheesh” after offering you some kind of service. It is something that is not obligatory but it is also expected and you need to give tips to the ones who offer you satisfactory services during your vacation in Egypt just like the local tour guide, the driver, the waiter at a restaurant, the cabin crew, and similar people whom you may meet and require their services. That is why you need to have some cash with you for the tipping matter to give money in a small currency like the 5 or the 10 pounds.

8- Avoid Buying Gold Without Doing Lots of Research

Since gold is purer and much cheaper from foreign countries, lots of tourists love buying gold during their vacation in Egypt but unfortunately, there are some gold scams by the Egyptians for the tourists who don’t have enough experience in gold just like weighting it incorrectly or manipulating in the price of the gold of the day without letting the tourists know. So you need to do your research to make sure you are getting the golden items at the best price.

9- Avoid Heading to Unsafe Places in Egypt

There are so many attractions in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, and other cities in Egypt that should be visited and spend a vacation around but there are some places that aren’t recommended for travelers just like Sinai or the Western Desert which you can actually visit but things may change due to some political issues and they may not be safe for travelers.

There are some essential things to pack with you for your Egypt vacation including:

  • An Entry Visa can be obtained upon arrival for some nationalities and should be prepared in advance for other nationalities so you need to check first whether you can obtain your visa upon arrival to Egypt or whether you need to head to the Egyptian embassy in your country to apply for the visa.
  • Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all travelers are required to bring a negative PCR test with them that should be issued a maximum of 72 hrs prior to their arrival.
  • A valid Passport that has a validity of at least 6 months prior to the date of the arrival.
  • Suitable comfortable clothes that match the season of the visit and of course suitable hiking shoes to be able to tour around without any pain.
  • And medicine that the traveler is used to taking daily.
  • The Tour should be booked with a travel agency and the traveler should be accompanied by a local tour guide who knows all of the most visited places, the timing that should be spent on each site, the best sites to do shopping trips, and also have the best negotiation skills to assist the guest to buy the things he or she wants with the most reasonable prices.
  • Exchange some of your money in EGP and make sure to keep a little amount of cash with you for any emergencies or for any small purchases.
  • Learn some Arabic words and phrases to be able to communicate with the locals who don’t speak English.

As a final word, make sure not to spend so much time worrying about unnecessary things in Egypt as it is such a lovely country that is blessed with so many natural, historical, and cultural destinations to visit and the majority of tourists who come to visit it, love every single moment they spend in Egypt and always hope to be able to return to it again in the future. So start preparing for your adventure and let your dream begin.

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Shey and Stok palace in Ladakh

With its roots deep in history, Ladakh is a preferred destination for tourists who want to know a culture closely. Ladakh that traces its history back to the first century has a rich culture and tradition that has been kept alive by its people. However, Ladakh’s history is often defined by the religion practiced by the people which was Buddhism and Islam. 

As seen all over the world, religion greatly influences the culture of an entire community, nation or region of the world. This holds true for Ladakh that was often the subject of interest of rulers from Tibet, kingdoms from Central Asia such as Baltistan, etc. Also, Ladakh was a kingdom greatly coveted by other kingdoms due to the strategic importance as Ladakh was an important transit point for traders on the Silk Route, an ancient trade route linking China with the West. 

However, there is no doubt about Ladakh’s rich heritage and centuries-old culture. As mentioned before, Ladakh’s rich culture and heritage reflected in the monasteries, stupas, and mani walls that are scattered all over the region, especially in the Leh district. 

Therefore, cultural tours are a great medium to understand the unique culture and heritage of Ladakh closely. 

Shey Monastery & Palace

Shey, located 20 minutes’ drive from the Leh market, is home to one of the most famous monuments of Ladakh. It was the old capital of the upper Ladakh region. The Shey Gompa and the Shey Palace hold a special place in the heart of the people of Ladakh. The Shey Palace was built by King Deldan Namgyal in the memory of his father Singge Namgyal, the most famous king of Ladakh, in 1655. It is said that the original palace (or Khar in Ladakhi), now in ruins, was built near the Shey village by Lha-Chen Palgi-gon, who was the king of erstwhile Maryul (now called Ladakh), in the 10th century. 

According to the historians, the Namgyals (the famous dynasty that ruled Ladakh for close to four centuries) abandoned the Shey Palace and fled to Stok when the Dogras of Jammu invaded Ladakh in 1841. 

Shey monastery is famous for its gigantic statue of Shakyamuni Buddha made of copper and gold. The statue is said to be the second-largest statue in the region. 

The majestic Shey Palace dominating the Indus River is a wonderful sight to behold and it attracts many photographers due to its scenic beauty. Ladakhi people visit Shey gompa in large numbers during the monastery festival

Stok Palace

As mentioned earlier, when the Dogras invaded the Shey Palace, the Namgyals fled to Stok and made it their permanent residence. Situated on the other side of the Indus River, the Stok Palace was built by King Tsepel Namgyal in 1820.

Situated at a distance of 15 km to the south of Leh, the Stok Palace is one of the major attractions for tourists. Perched atop a small hill, the Stok Palace is a mini version of the Leh Palace. Although the Namgyal dynasty ceased to exist after the Dogra invaded Ladakh, Stok is still a living palace and the home to King Jigmet Wangchuk Namgyal, who is still held in high regards by the people of Ladakh. 

The Stok Palace was the summer home of the royals. It has a few rooms displaying family treasures, including the king’s and queen’s royal Ladakhi costumes.

The Stok Palace, that was renovated and restored, has been turned into a heritage hotel by the King. It has four suites, a royal suite and the queen’s bedroom; it provides to the guest a unique experience of Ladakhi traditions.

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How to get to your destination in an instant

Traveling brings about a host of problems. There’s what to pack, flight times, unexpected delays, and unpleasant service to contend with. Good thing traveling in-game doesn’t have those problems, huh? There’s only the long walk/run toward the next destination. However, we want efficiency, especially when your inventory is full of PoE items like PoE currency. Any minute with a full inventory is a minute wasted without any profit.

Fortunately, games have a fast-travel system to help you get around more easily. Here’s how to fast travel in Path of Exile, and cut down on travel time.

Finding Waypoints

Glowing blue runes sit at certain points in every area. These are Waypoints, and they can teleport you to every other waypoint you’ve found in your travels.

It’s the most basic method of fast travel in Path of Exile, though it could be limited if you’re not the type to explore. Also, remember that you have to have visited the area once before. You can’t use them to go where you haven’t been. Lastly, you may use them to travel between Acts as well.

Console Commands

Some special areas may be accessed using console commands. These areas are player-owned instances, such as the hideout or Azurite Mine.

/menagerie – sends you to your Menagerie

/hideout – teleports you to your hideout

/hideout <character name> – teleports you to that character’s hideout

/delve – brings you to your Azurite Mine

/harvest – makes you appear in your Sacred Grove

/metamorph – moves you to Tane’s Laboratory

You may only use these commands in town. Otherwise, they will fail to send you to that location. As a side note, there’s no indication of whether the command brings up a new instance of the Sacred Grove or not. Use it with caution and only if you’re absolutely sure it won’t destroy your current harvests. You can also make use of the hideout commands when participating in PoE trade!

Teleport Scrolls

You’ll encounter many PoE Items such as PoE orbs and PoE uniques in your map runs. The most important ones for this article, however, are Portal Scrolls. One scroll creates a portal to the previously visited town. Enemies drop them commonly enough that players are still able to gather a decent amount even while using them when needed.

There’s even a skill gem version of the scroll, simply named ‘Portal’ that has the same effect. You can use the item or skill to get to town safely from most maps. Notable exceptions include master’s missions and the Abandoned Citadels.

Conclusion

That’s all the methods you can travel with ease across Wraeclast. With these methods, you won’t have to walk across the continent and waste your time. It’s very convenient, isn’t it? No traffic, no delays (other than a bad internet connection), and just smooth transitions from one area to the next. Take advantage of these instant transportation methods, and soon you’ll be swimming in PoE Currency. You won’t be late for any PoE trade that you’ll do as well.

Enjoy Path of Exile, as well as your journeys across Wraeclast!

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Benefits of traveling

Have you ever felt that traveling is good for you? You pay attention to all the new things that are outside you, in the new places.

But … do you know what happens inside you?

There is also an internal journey.

I’ll explain it to you below.

So I’m not going to make you wait any longer. I am going to reveal to you, specifically how to travel, it will help you to be happier, especially if you are in a moment of change in your life. And specifically, I’m going to tell you about all the psychological, social, and professional benefits that you can enjoy when traveling find exclusive hotels and flight deals on travelocafe.com for more details.

Traveling can benefit you in one, or three ways

The benefits of traveling are not just personal, helping you feel better about yourself and enjoy yourself.

If not, they can also be social. Approaching people who completely change your life.

Or professionals, opening up new opportunities in your professional career. Either from ideas or people, you may meet on your trip.

You already know that we are in constant transformation until the last moment of our life. So often, our conventional routine may not be meeting all of our personal growth needs.

Our needs may be for dynamism in our routine, for improvements in our relationships, or to feel that we are contributing positively to the world.

Nobody likes to stagnate

And traveling offers you this opportunity to break with all the old mental schemes that you no longer want to carry on.

Nobody likes to have a hard time in a job that does not convince them, in a toxic relationship, or in an environment that does not inspire health.

For this reason…

Let’s start by discovering how traveling affects you personally, that you are the most important in the movie! Psychological benefits: how traveling will enrich you on a personal level.

Doing things differently within our routine can be complicated and even strange.

So the opportunity to do things differently opens up before you. To organize a new routine where you feel better and the tasks are more in line with you.

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 How will you know if your trip has transformed you and it was not something specific?

The main compass is located in the area of the solar plexus. That is, your own body will give you the signals as to whether you are acting right or wrong.

Specifically, if…

  • · Chest tightness has been reduced.
  • · You feel happier in your routine (even when you work).
  • · Others notice you more cheerful.
  • · You are more productive.

They are signs that the trip has not only involved a physical movement, but also a mental one.

Travel, move things inside you. Things that were perhaps very still and quiet in your routine. So it’s time to.

Take out your security and personal confidence

In your environment, you will not do things that you do not feel like or that scare you since you can choose more easily. Traveling, you will have no other choice.

The normal thing is that many situations, people, or laws, are going to force you to do what you do not like.

That’s good, right?

Because if it were not like that, you would never have put yourself to the test and you would be wasting a large part of your abilities. As always, they are much bigger than you could ever imagine.

They just need a good context to express themselves … Travel!

If you sometimes feel that it is difficult for you to identify your feelings, decide or give your opinion, here is a guide to eliminating insecurity with 10 wild tips. In it, you will learn to identify whether or not you are an insecure person and how to strengthen your confidence.

When traveling, as shy as you maybe, if you don’t speak, you don’t eat. Or you don’t sleep in a comfortable place. Or many other uncomfortable things that can happen to you when traveling.

So even though you may be afraid of ridicule when speaking in another language, meet new people. Or to do things without you having anything under control…

When traveling, you simply DO IT.

It is pure survival.

This activates a lot of abilities in you, like…

You improve your social relationships: you gain more facility to meet new people and connect with them. As well as to maintain quality relationships in the medium and long term.

Communicative: you learn to express yourself better. Know more clearly what to say and how. A fundamental tool to flow with others!

Creative: expanding your imagination, coming up with new ideas, solving problems ingeniously. Your creativity can help you solve a problem with your partner, earn more money, or have to eat for 3 days. Don’t underestimate it!

Spatial: to be much better anywhere without needing GPS. You don’t always have battery or coverage. Not to mention the distractions that one can have while traveling. So having a photographic memory and a good spatial ability can save your life.

Many, many more abilities are activated in you when you live fully awake. With all active senses.

However, these are some of the most important capacities that can help you travel, and that at the same time, you develop them on your trip.

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Did you know that you had so many treasures stored within you?

You have the right to show yourself as you are! Do not reserve.

Expose yourself to discover the best of yourself.

Traveling breaks your rigid patterns and expectations you know that the only thing that makes us suffer is what we choose to think?

As simple as that.

When you are suffering, perhaps because of your past experiences you are giving a negative meaning to that which worries you.

But really … You can live differently!

And that is shown by India celebrating the death of a loved one, Africa’s way of organizing itself, or a different way of saying things in English.

In this blog, you can also find an example of this transformation of meanings that we give to certain things in life in 7 personal development lessons that I learned living in Brazil and that will help you find the way to the life you want.

I love these confirmations that you do live how you want. And not because “things are like that.” Do you also like this evidence that shows that we are free people who can decide how to live?

In short, traveling increases your mental flexibility. One of the best abilities for survival and happiness.

And there is more. Travel…

Reminds you that everything is constant change

Sometimes people live in cities as if days are the same as others.

As if nothing changed.

“An equal day,” say some. Or, “as always.”

How can a day be the same?! There is no scientific reasoning that understands this time (or life) stoppage.

In other words, don’t be the one who dies at 25.

If you feel that nothing changes in your life. You are probably not living consciously.

There are many things that we do not know, but one clear thing: transience is one of the universal laws. That is, everything is constant change!

This is ambiguous, but also one of the healthiest attitudes you can dress up in.

And since everything changes … Thank you!

You connect with the abundance

Outside the home, there are many wonderful things.

But also a lot of horrible things. Or at least different.

So, get out of your comfort zone to explore the world…

And in case you didn’t know, gratitude, along with compassion, are the two emotions that are most friends of happiness.

It is for this reason that Buddhist monks and lamas are the main representatives of these two emotions through the meditations, talks, courses, and books they teach.

Come on, it’s impossible to feel sad if you cultivate gratitude and compassion in your heart…

Social benefits: Traveling will benefit the way you interact with others

And speaking from the heart and understanding others better through compassion. We enter the field of social benefits that travel produces.

It does not matter if you travel alone or accompanied.

I think it is important that you always have an open attitude to meeting other people. And that if you travel with someone, do not use your relationship as a refuge so as not to face the shame, insecurity, or laziness that sometimes relating to people of another language can create.

What is important is that do not just make a trip, for fear of going alone or alone. In this case, it is interesting that you ask yourself: Why am I afraid of traveling alone?

Answering this question is going to mean getting to know you a little better. And above all, trust you more. Since I’m sure that any answer you give yourself has to do with the past, and none with the present moment.

In other words, it is time to get rid of what you have seen on the news, what you have heard from people afraid to travel and get out of your comfort zone. Even from some bad experience that you or a loved one may have had in the past.

It’s time to face it!

On the other hand, a very interesting social phenomenon when we travel is that.

When you travel you stop interacting on autopilot

We don’t just follow routines. If not, our relationships also take routines.

eye! Do you know how boring this can get?

They say that others are a reflection of ourselves. So it is very difficult for you to know certain aspects of yourself if you do not surround yourself with people who are very different from you.

So the next time you get mad at someone, remember that you are mad at yourself. This can also help you better understand your discomfort and the true (and only) reason you may have emotional distress or anxiety.

Since often when we get angry, we demand things of the other. What’s more, we hope that the other will do concrete things to calm us down and that we stop being upset.

Instead of thinking that it is us who hurts, and therefore, all change must begin with improving our attitude and actions.

Do not worry. Traveling you will meet many different people. Sometimes they are going to drive you crazy. And from others, you simply would never want to separate …

 You expand your social network

And beyond how each one is. Traveling develops in you a strange feeling of brotherhood.

And I’m not talking about sects, religions, or anything like that.

Probably because you know that you are more insecure, and may need help at any time. So that you too are ready to help others more.

Wonderful right?

Thus, it is impossible to feel alone.

It is also scientifically impossible. Since science already knows that in reality, molecularly, we are not separate from anything.

Rather, we would be like the agglomeration of particles. But agglomerations that do not stop being in contact with the rest of things in life.

So let us know that we are more united than you can imagine.

Professional Benefits: Why Not? Benefit from traveling in the workplace (even if you are not an employer)

You don’t have to take an exclusive business trip. Otherwise, while you’re having a good time, you can also …

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Train yourself to differentiate yourself

Take advantage of the trip to learn about how your profession develops in other places.

You can do this by signing up for some kind of training. Or simply, surrounding yourself and seeking encounters with people from your guild.

Sometimes sharing with other people who also do the same as you is enough to learn what you needed to improve.

Make enriching collaborations

Even better … do you know you’re going on a trip?

Beforehand, do a small search for professionals with whom you would like to collaborate and make a proposal.

You won’t tell me it’s not a great idea.

Nor is it worth telling me that you are not an online entrepreneur. This is just an example. But I am convinced that whatever you do or are interested in, you can make collaborations and meetings as cool as this one.

Get inspired to make changes after your trip

If you have not been trained, nor have you collaborated with anyone, you will have learned something as well!

So don’t go back to your robotic routine.

Before going back to work. Stop, write down the new ideas and sensations that have arisen during the trip. So…

Prepare the benefits of your next trip

Personal benefits happen for the simple fact of traveling, but the same does not have to happen with social and professional benefits. So we can also search for them.

To do this, I recommend that you not only organize the places you are going to go. But also…

· People, groups, or entities that you would like to meet.

· Customs, parties, and activities.

· Projects where you can collaborate.

· Professional collaborations.

In this way, you will multiply the benefits of these incredible life experiences!

Sure there are things you’ve already done. And others that don’t.

And now it’s your turn

 And… which ones would you like to experience on the next trip?

 What psychological, social, or professional benefits have you already experienced on your travels?

 Have you already felt the 3 types?

I wait for you below, I would love to listen to you and know what you think of all this that I have told you.

In this way, we enrich each other.

Do you realize? We haven’t started the journey yet, but just by talking about it, we are already helping and benefiting each other!

It has been a pleasure to accompany you here. We can say that in a way we have traveled a bit together… Now let’s continue with the adventure!

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