I love Egypt. It may even be my favourite country but there is no doubt it is one of the most stressful to travel around. From the moment a tourist steps outside their hotel door they become a target of all manner of touts and claims that ‘my [insert item here] is the best [insert item here]’ even if you had never cared for a [insert item here] before or even now.
Hello. Unable to hear the word 'felluca' without flinching we decided to take one of the small cruise ships that journey up and down the Nile between Aswan and Luxor.
Hello. It didn't take long after landing in Cairo to realize we weren't going to get much relaxation. This is the most hasslesom country we've ever been to. Almost the whole of Egypt seems to be involved in the hassle industry: taxi drivers, hotel touts, shop touts, restaurant touts, caleche touts, felucca touts, even toilet touts.