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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 07:53 PM

Has anyone gone to Egypt or Jordan? I have some questions

We are planning on going next feb/march. My concerns are being female as to what to wear and how to behave.

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Reply Has anyone gone to Egypt or Jordan? I have some questions (Original post)
RazzleCat Mar 13 OP
sinkingfeeling Mar 13 #1
Nitram Mar 13 #2
RazzleCat Mar 13 #3
SwissTony Friday #4

Response to RazzleCat (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:04 PM

1. Been to both. Dress modestly; slacks or capris with blouses are fine.

Jordan is perfectly accepting of western female dress, as is the majority of places in Egypt. If you are staying in 'tourist' areas, you will be fine. I would not feel safe in Egypt as a single woman so was with a tour guide at all times. Take a large scarf to cover your head in mosques.

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:38 PM

2. My wife and I travelled in Egypt and loved it. Long pants for men, long pants and longs sleeves for

women. Might cover the hair when you enter a mosque. We went to mosques in Cairo and they were beautiful, cool, and welcoming. As for behavior, just be cool. No need to talk in a load voice. Smile. Watch other people for cues.

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Response to RazzleCat (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:51 PM

3. Thank you so much

I was planning on a mid calf full skirt, and some loose slacks along with a couple of long sleeve cotton tops. I always bring a scarf the "cover the head" thing is universal when visiting religious sites.

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Response to RazzleCat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:06 PM

4. My wife and I went to Jordan about 6 years ago.

The advice from sinkingfeeling and Nitram is excellent. Neither my wife nor I had any problems. We were treated as honoured guests.

Haven't been to Egypt, but we were to plan a trip, we'd adopt the same approach.

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