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Hi Jeenesh, Egypt is a wonderful place to explore but also one where you need to know the rules and how to deal with the hassle. As an experienced traveller you should be able to read up on this. I think it would help. There is a lot of batering and scamming ie not knowing what currency you are negotiating in for a product or taxi. Vistitor numbers are very low so there tends to be a lot more pressure put on those who go. Ask about how to behave or what to expect on each of the destination forums ie Aswan forum, Luxor forum. You can only be on the train during the day. Check that in your plans. Keep your eyes open, everyone will be your 'friend' and take you to the 'best' place, 'best taxi' etc which will be their families. Backsheish is the way everything is dealt with. Tipping is expected but take care to only give it for good service. Don't give out your personal details, your name given to a trader will be known thoughout the market in seconds. This can be funny but can backfire. Keep a sense of humour, deal with situations politely but firmly. Lovely country but you need to know the culture. I am also attaching itinerary options for you that can help you in planning in your trip to Egypt. I hope this helps. Thanks!
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Hey Jeenesh, The best way to plan a trip to a destination is by reading authentic, real-life experiences of other travellers in that location. I recommend you to go through the many itineraries and guides shared on Tripoto. You can check them out here: https://www.tripoto.com/travel-guide/egypt Have a nice trip!
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