Cairo - Post Report Question and Answers

If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Umbrella and fancy car. - Feb 2021


Raincoat and skis. - Nov 2020


Umbrella. - Jan 2020


Shorts and tank tops. - Jun 2018


Heavy winter coats, tank tops. - Jan 2018


Sense of personal space, nice car, healthy lungs. - Sep 2017


Winter clothes. - May 2017


Snow boots. - May 2017


Umbrella - Jan 2016


Impatience, need for paved roads and lane markers, tank tops and hot pants, umbrella and rain boots - Jan 2016


Heavy winter clothing unless you plan to travel to Europe for winter. - Oct 2014


Winter clothes, but long sleeves and lighter jacket for winter months is sufficient. - Aug 2014


High expectations, need for consistent electricity, short skirts and tank tops, bicycle, flashy jewels and taste for alcohol... - Aug 2014


nice shoes - we walk everywhere b/c its so nice to move outside - so bring walking shoes. - May 2014


Luxury car, nice shoes, sense of safety/security. - Apr 2014


Your enthusiasm for this great culture; they will beat you down at every turn. Truthfully, Egyptians don't want us here. - Mar 2014


Short skirts and tank tops -- and your need to be respected as a woman. - Jul 2013


umbrella. It only rained twice in 2 years, and then it just spit. - Jul 2013


sense of security. - Jun 2013


Impatience. - Jun 2013


umbrella and rain coat. - May 2013


Hopes and dreams of a good tour, and your idea that you will be liked or accepted by the locals. Also, any feelings of safety. - May 2013


nice car and any revealing clothing. - May 2013


tank tops, short shorts, and plunging necklines. - Feb 2013


romanticized ideas about what Egypt is like. Even Arabs who visit here for the first time are shocked, particularly now, at the filth, deteriorating infrastructure, and significantly degraded security environment. - Feb 2013


High expectations. - Mar 2013


Optimism. - Mar 2013


sense of security. - Feb 2013


obsession with being clean; - Jan 2013


short dresses and slinky tops - or slinky clothes of any kind! Also, no winter gear is needed. Bikes for small children are iffy - teens and adults use them. Leave behind your ideas that the streets will be clean and the place will smell fresh. Also leave behind ideas that rules will be enforced . But, overall, people are kind. You can also leave behind your worries about stationary and framing needs - - - shops for those are everywhere! - Nov 2012


Umbrella - Sep 2011


parka - Aug 2011


Winter clothes, bicycle (unless you are a child or willing to drive your bike out to the desert to ride), expectations about traffic/promptness, short shorts or other revealing clothes. - Jul 2011


Heavy coat, gloves, umbrella (except for the sun). - Jun 2011


Bicycle. There is a cycling group that rides together every Friday morning, but there most of the sights along the way are eyesores. The crazy drivers make it too dangerous to ride your bike outside of Friday mornings. - Sep 2010


western attitide. I find they generally dont like Americans. - Jun 2010


Tank tops and short-shorts, and sense of personal space (Cairo is a city of 20 million people). - Dec 2009


Bikes - we went back and forth on this, but the roads in Maadi are just terrible, and there are no good options for tracks that kids can ride around on. - May 2008


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