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What to put in your suitcase when travelling in Egypt

A trip to Egypt will take you to a mythical destination that will allow you to discover some of the most amazing wonders of humanity. So that your holiday is not spoilt by anything, it must start with a meticulous preparation of your suitcase.

As for your clothes, you'll need light clothing which will help you to cope with the temperatures which often tend to soar. The thermometer can easily flirt around 40 to 45 degrees. Light clothing does not mean clothing which is too short. Women especially should avoid plunging necklines, bare backs and shorts which reveal their thighs. This doesn't happen in Egypt. In the evening on the Nile, you'll no doubt be happy to protect yourself from the greedy appetite of the mosquitoes. If you plan to dive into your hotel's pool or into the waters of the Red Sea, remember to take your swimsuit. Again ladies, definitely leave overly small bikinis at home, even if you love them.

In your first-aid kit, you should carry medication to help relieve everyday issues. Travellers to Egypt regularly suffer from traveller's diarrhoea. Take something to quickly solve the problem. To dive into the pool of your hotel or in the waters of the Red Sea, remember to take your swimsuit.   Finally, a good sun scream is essential to protect yourself from the sun's rays. Remember that you're in the land of the Ra God, or Sun God. If you prefer measure its power without any protection, take advantage of the space left by your sun cream and slide in a tube of Biafine.

Egypt is a fabulously photogenic country. You could say that it's "photogreat". Take your camera so you can capture fantastic pictures. To explore the Red Sea's wonderful seabed, take a mask and a snorkel, even if you an always hire them out there. Make a photocopy of your passport, always useful in case you lose it. And don't forget your debit card so you can withdraw money.

What to put in your suitcase

  1. A real thirst for adventure so you can put yourself in the shoes of a modern-day explorer
  2. Treatment to relieve traveller's diarrhoea.
  3. Some sun cream so you don't burn after just two minutes
  4. Some good walking shoes for those walks
  5. Your international driving licence so you can hire a vehicle out there
  6. A camera so you can capture those wonderful memories
  7. A debit card for your withdrawals and payments
  8. An English-Arabic dictionary so you can communicate out there
  9. A photocopy of your passport which will come in handy if you lose the original
  10. Mosquito repellent
  11. A fairly full first-aid kit to help with those everyday cuts and scrapes
  12. A mask and a snorkel so you can explore the seabed
  13. Your swimsuit so you can go swimming
  14. Some long clothing so you can visit religious sites
  15. Some light clothing so you can withstand the scorching temperatures
David Debrincat
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Updated 26 October 2018
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