Cairo-Bombings Dangerous??

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1. Posted by jooksing (Full Member 48 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Was just reading about the terroist attacks that occurred recently in April 2005? I am planning on going there in September. Has anyone been there before? Any tips on how to stay safe? Anyone thinks going to Cairo now is jsut too dangerous??


2. Posted by pepsoid (Budding Member 11 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I'm off to Luxor for a week tomorrow, so I've looked a little bit into this side of things. Personally I'm staying away from Cairo, just to be as safe as pos, but the following might be useful...

(putting "Egypt" in the Quick Search box for specific info)

...or the equivalent webpage for Canada.

3. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

they have this problem for long now - but it doesn't happen on a daily basis.

pyramids are better not to be missed

4. Posted by beduicom (Budding Member 14 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I wouldn't care. The risk is not greater then the one of you being ran over by a car, crossing the street back home. Enjoy Egypt!


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5. Posted by EGYPTGUIDE (Inactive 8 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

crimes happen in every where in all over the world
is that meaning the life must stop in any place
come and live in peace here in Egypt
it is safe may more than your country
my advice
show respect for Islamic religion
and modest in clothes very important

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6. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I was in Cairo in Oct and Nov 04 and didn't have any problems, once you dress modestly and don't go out of your way to call too much attention to yourself you would be fine. It is a place you should visit as there is so much to see. If you feel unsafe at any time in an area then hail a taxi and leave (they are quite cheap and can be found everywhere). I found most Egyptians to be friendly though you will find the exceptions are men trying to sell you anything in their (or their family's) shops, though it can be frustrating and annoying a bit of humour lightens any situation. (After one very long day oen market stall owner asked what I wanted, to which I replied some piece and quiet, and amazingly he said he had it and could bottle it for me in a very attractive perfume bottle, all i could do was laugh).