Huffington Post, by Alyssa Ramos. Excerpt from I travelled solo to Egypt, and yes, it was safe.
Raise your hand if Egypt is at the very top of your bucket list. Keep your hand raised if one of the reasons why you haven’t gone yet is because you heard it’s unsafe. If you’re still raising your hand, you need to read this. Because I just traveled solo to Egypt for almost two weeks, and yes, it was safe.
I’m not just saying that Egypt is safe because I want you to read my article or check out my blog. I’m not saying it because I’ve already seen the dozens of press releases from travel and tour companies predicting Egypt to be one of the most popular destinations in 2017. I’m telling you what my experience was like, because like many of you, I was holding myself back from traveling to Egypt because of people telling me it wasn’t safe.
But, being the free-thinking, independent, global citizen and wanna-be World Peace maker that I am, I realized that all of the people telling me that Egypt was unsafe, hadn’t even been there! News reporters for one, had never reported their negative findings about Egypt FROM Egypt, they reported what they were told to say from a box in the U.S. That my friends, is what I like to call false advertisement. Or fear mongering. Or in simple terms; bullshit.
Yes, conditions were bad in Egypt way back in 2011, I will not deny that since even Egyptians explained to me what happened during the revolution. But that was years ago, and since then the country has not only improved its own conditions, but enhanced the conditions for tourists as well.
Why? Egypt’s third most important source of income, is tourism. They not only want you there, but they n