|Subject: Re: Egypt - is it a good vacation destination?|
what your friends seem to be talking about are the cultural and economic differences between the third world and the industrial world. what many would call irritating and bothersome, others might call exotic and fascinating.
i am sure that your friends might have loved staying in a comfortable hotel but as soon as they stepped outside, they were in the real egypt. many travel groups move from a five star deluxe hotel and then onto an air conditioned bus, tour on the bus and then back to the hotel. it sounds as if your friends did some nice touring and had a chance to experience the egypt of the people living there. i think that if you go with that attitude, you will have a wonderful visit.