"Where it all begins"
- Ancient Egypte Monuments
- Two Religions
- Beaches & Beyond
- Going With the Nile River
Important cities: Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh
Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)
Visa policy: Link
Area: 1,001,450 km2
Languages: Egyptian Arabic, English, French
Mobile Phone: Egypt's GSM network is relatively large in urban areas. SIM cards from any of the three carriers (Vodafone, Mobinil, Etisalat) are available.
Country code: +20
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Internet TLD: .eg
Time Zone: UTC+2
Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel
Description: Egypt's weather is mostly desertic, with hot and dry summers and moderate winters. There's a Mediterranean climate on the north coast. There're more rain in the Sinai Mountains and the Red Sea mountains.
When should you go: Adventurers should go to Egypt from October to March, when Egypt is sunny and warm. It is the same period for the cruise on the Nile. For diving in the Red Sea, it's better to go from March to June and from September to December.