Everything you should know
 before Traveling to EGYPT

9 February 2022
Capital: Cairo
Currency: Egyptian Pound
Official Language: Arabic
Dial Code: +20
Emergency Number: (1) Police - 122 (2) Ambulance - 123 (3) Fire - 180
GDP: 1.39 trillion USD (2020)
Population: 101.58 million (2021)
Time Zone: UTC+2 Egypt Standard Time
TheSassyBlogger Flag: The gold coating symbolizes power. The emblem dates back to the first sultan of Egypt and Syria named Saladin. Saladin had a yellow flag adorned with an Eagle. The Eagle became a symbol of Egypt and Cairo when Saladin ruled the Egyptians.

EGPYT is Known for:

1. Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx
Of the world’s seven wonders, the three Giza Pyramids (Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure) still among the most fascinating. They were originally built as tombs for ancient Egypt’s great kings and to keep their treasures safe from robbers. The Great Sphinx of Giza is a statue with a human face and the body of a lion. It faces the rising sun “God of Ra” and was believed to be the pyramids’ protector.
2. Traditional Egyptian Sufi Dance
The Tanoura or Sufi Dance is an old religious ritual that goes back to 1517 when Egypt was a part of the Ottoman Empire. It was first derivatized from a mystic Islamic order called the Sufi or Daraweesh but later on, flourished to become a part of the Egyptian heritage. In this dance, you see a man wearing a very big colorful stunning skirt whirling around to music while maintaining balance and moving the skirt up and down all over his body and arms.
3. The Egyptian Cotton
Since 1821 when the finest cotton seeds were found and planted in Egypt, Egypt has been well-known and famous for the best cotton in the world. It earned the name of Egypt’s White Gold as its demand grew higher every day. Egypt’s unique climate and the fertile soil of the River Nile has always been ideal for growing cotton. Egyptian cotton has become a synonym with high-class sophistication and elegance.

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Falafel
Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty-shaped fritter made from ground chickpeas, broad beans, or both. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze tray.
2. Koshari
The Koshari or Kushari is an unusual combination. It comprises lentils, macaroni noodles, and rice in a single dish and it’s then topped with a spicy tomato sauce that uses a special Middle Eastern spice blend, garbanzo beans, and fried onions. It is a dish that is served in virtually every Egyptian restaurant, in every Egyptian home, and on every Egyptian street corner.
3. Ful medames
Ful medames, or simply ful, is a stew of cooked fava beans served with olive oil, cumin, and optionally with chopped parsley, garlic, onion, lemon juice, chili pepper and other vegetable, herb and spice ingredients. Ful medames are traditionally made in and served out of a large metal jug.

Best Places to visit:
1. Luxor
In ancient times, Luxor was, at times, Egypt’s capital. At times it served as Egypt’s capital, and spent time as one of its largest cities. Luxor city is contained the world’s oldest religious complex in human history the Karnak Temple where the worship of many gods took place during the various time periods of ancient Egypt.
2. Cairo
Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt. The Cairo metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area in the Arab world, the second largest in Africa, and the sixth largest in the world. The city lies along the Nile River, immediately south of the point where the river leaves its desert-bound valley and branches into the low-lying Nile Delta region.
3. Alexandria
Alexandria is the third-largest city in Egypt after Cairo and Giza, the seventh-largest city in Africa, and a major economic center. The main sport that interests Alexandrians is football, as is the case in the rest of Egypt and Africa. Alexandria Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Alexandria, Egypt. Alexandria is located in the country of Egypt, on the southern coast of the Mediterranean. It is in the Nile delta area.
4. Giza
Giza is the second-largest city in Egypt after Cairo and fourth-largest city in Africa after Kinshasa, Lagos and Cairo. Giza is most famous as the location of the Giza Plateau, the site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples.
5. Aswan
Aswan is a city in the south of Egypt, and is the capital of the Aswan Governorate. Aswan is a busy market and tourist center located just north of the Aswan Dam on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine.

Best Season to visit
Autumn and Spring- Egypt’s weather is pretty much hot and sunny throughout the year, but summers are exceptional even in this regard. Tourism picks up in the months following autumn, with October and November really some of the best weather Egypt has to offer. Tourists generally flock to Egypt in winter, for the cooler climate around the Nile and Cairo regions.

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