I ran into Mindful Wanderlust and after reading a number of Giselle and Cody’s articles I became really interested. We exchanged a few emails and I learned about their forthcoming excursion I have never been to- Egypt, India, Nepal & Vietnam. I believed that the entered on the safety of Egypt of Mindful Wanderlust would be invaluable info for any world traveller, especially because they recently visited since Egypt has been admired among the planet’s best attractions.
Here is their post and I do hope you enjoy:
If you Are someone who has ever thought”I’d love to Visit Egypt”, Or”Egypt is My Own dream Holiday”
Ask yourself? Seeing Egypt in your lifetime is an goal that is attainable that is absolute.
We have a tendency to get stuck in our own small bubbles and believe what we hear and see in North America or about the news.
In addition, I think that individuals fear because it is mainly a Muslim country travelling to Egypt, and among the things that enters peoples minds is terrorism.
Open your mind.
The people of Egypt, like the millions of Muslims around the globe want what most of the worlds inhabitants need. To live in peace. To place food on their tables for their households.
To live in liberty. Is that a portrayal of a small number of individuals. We started getting welcomes.
“Welcome to Egypt””You’re most welcome” And my personal favorite,”Welcome home.
The people of Egypt are struggling. We believe it is included in 1 place, and really under control, although yes there is political unrest. Any violence that’s been reported has had nothing more to do with travelers. The footage you see on the news is replayed which makes it seem like there is a whole great deal more violence and turmoil there actually is here.
These individuals are fighting for liberty. We’ve had the absolute pleasure to speak with a few locals regarding their struggle, and we are pleased to encourage it.
This is Cody’s 2nd time in Egypt, and my 3rd.
We shall most definitely, without a doubt, return.
If you want an adventure you’ll never forget, let go of fear, and explore.
From amazing ancient structuresinto a feluca ride on the river nileinto a traditional Bedouin coffee ceremony, to Egyptian men attempting to tempt you into their stores, with clever questions like:”How do I take your cash now?” Or”I don’t understand what you need, but I understand I have it”
To be honest, it can be overwhelming occasionally. There’s some hassle, and you’ll receive cat called and stared at, however appropriately goes a long way if you’re a woman. Back in Egypt, the negative is constantly outweighed by the favorable. We were invited to some gorgeous antique shop to sit, chat, and have tea with no word about something that was purchasing. We learned that the person who owns the shop has a pet crocodile called Steve. We did not eat anywhere else our 3 days in Aswan, known as Panorama, also stepped into a beautiful restaurant and museum along the Nile. Our host was a man, from the name of Hossam, using a dry sense of humor.
He gave us his Facebook on our last visit.
At The Pyramids selling post cards, we met a beautiful man. We declined his offer, and for whatever reason changed our minds. We bought a bunch of postcards and made. We most probably made and phoned him back. Contrary to other vendors in The Pyramids this man gave us no hassle when we showed no curiosity about what he sold.
He had been so genuine, and elated, when we decided to call him back. We ended up taking photos walking, and chatting for some time about the state of Egypt, and it is really safe here. He had been filled with joy that he was able to speak with people that dwelt out of Egypt.
One thing all of us have in common is that the need for connection with each other, although we might have differences that most of us tend to focus on.
We will never be, separated by sex, race, age, faith from becoming connected and human.
Waving in a bus load of people, smiling at the muslim girl on the boat that is death, sitting with bedouin children that are eager to find.
All of those passing moments are really important at least.
So please don’t let fear hold you back from doing what you wish to do.
You’ll grow from every experience, although you might feel uncomfortable for a time that is little.
From Giselle and Cody from www.mindfulwanderlust.com