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Egypt by jenny_o83 on 24 April 2005 3:27am
I have booked a last minute diving hol to hurghada and was slightly worried by the warnings of friends and the foreign office of females travelling alone. Should I be worried, i will be diving most of the time so it shouldn't be a problem but wondered if anyone has been in the same situation. Any advice?
Re: Egypt by thatcherberry on 24 April 2005 11:57am
i think that alot of these crazy countries can be a little scarey, especailly for a woman on her own, but i also think that you only live once. And seeing as we are only here once i figure that we should take a few risks and live this life. so go for it! no worries...
Re: Egypt by hansvanooijen on 24 April 2005 10:37pm
With a good dosis common sence, dressed properly and staying in more or less public places, the changes are limited that something can happen. I lived with my wife for 7 years in Yemen and no memorable accidents happend. Always act and behave a bit according the countries habbit , rules and customs. Speak some words Arabic and people are open to help. Enjoy your stay in Egypt.
Re: Egypt by maple_muse on 26 April 2005 8:00am
Hurghada is one of those seaside town on the Sinai. It is got enough tourist that being a single woman shouldn't be a problem. I am sure that if you were sitting by yourself at a restaurant, there would be some local trying to chat you up and will try to invite you to some party.

If you hate the idea of being alone, there would be other people at your hostel that would love to keep you company.
Re: Egypt by jenny_o83 on 28 April 2005 1:59pm
Thanks for your replies, i fly next week so i'm just gonna take things as they come - and enjoy myself!

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