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How To Learn The Language In Egypt

Egypt is an ancient country which has traditionally been the nexus of multiple trade routes, both by sea and by land, and if you are moving here to live and work, you will need to know a little about the languages that are spoken here.    more ...

Driving In Egypt? Here's What You Need To Know

Every country has its own way of doing things. The Brits love to queue, while other countries prefer to elbow their way to the front of a gaggle. Americans see tipping in a restaurant as mandatory, while in Japan it’s an insult to leave a few notes for the waiter.    more ...

Cairo's Most Desirable Neighbourhoods For Expats

One of the most important decisions you will have to make as an expat is where to base yourself. You want your new home to be in a safe area of your chosen country, with all the specific amenities that you need for your lifestyle. You will have to consider many aspects such as whether your preferred area is located near good schools for your children to attend, or how long your commute to work would be. This is especially relevant when we’re ta ...    more ...

A Brief Guide To The Main Religious Beliefs In Egypt

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Egypt is a fascinating country, both historically and in contemporary times. Geographically, as well as culturally and politically, it ties together Asia, Africa, and Europe in many ways. Egypt is where we find some of the oldest evidence for key human inventions and developments such as agriculture, writing, cities, the nation state, and of course religion.

The ancient Egyptian religion was a complex polytheistic system that went through man ...    more ...

Top 10 Safety Tips For Expats In Egypt

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Egypt has long been a popular tourist destination in the Middle East. Its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, combined with its modern-day development and large, diverse economy have made it a great place to visit.

Unfortunately the frequent political tension has made it a less than ideal expat location, apart from of course affecting tourism. More recently, since the events of the Arab Spring in 2011, Egypt has once again been in a st ...    more ...

Preparing Yourself For Culture Shock: Five Cultural Customs You May Not Know About In Egypt

Figuring out what to expect in Egypt can be quite confusing for many expats. Most people across the world have a strange assortment of disjointed facts, myths, and complete fiction associated with Egypt. There are notions about pyramids and pharaohs’ curses, a vague awareness of a cat-worshipping ancient civilization (at least in the minds of most modern cat lovers), and some superficial knowledge of the political uprisings and upheavals of the ...    more ...

Staying Safe In Egypt As An Expat

Expats have been concerned about safety in Egypt ever since the Arab Spring began in 2011, when anti-government demonstrations erupted and a violent unrest took hold of the country. This resulted in an exodus of many tourists and expats. Although the situation has stabilized since then, civil unrest continues to manifest itself now and again. The country witnessed peaceful elections in early 2012 and a new civilian president assumed office later ...    more ...

The Current Political Situation in Egypt for Expats

The 'Arab Spring' of February 2011 was one that, involving as many countries as it did, generated a variety of different results, and different implications for future foreign policy in the region. The popular anti-authoritarian demonstrations typifying this movement fanned out to Syria, where a civil war still continues to rage, and to Egypt, where the ruler being protested was successfully ousted.

Magazines such as Foreign Policy approving ...    more ...

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