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Egypt in summer? by Richalive on 20 December 2005 11:39pm
 
Can anyone advise me? I am planning to take my daughter who is 10 on a trip to Egypt ..Cairo,Luxor,Aswan,Red sea.The best date for us to go is in her school holidays in August but I have heard from the Tourist agency that it is VERY hot and therefore perhaps not the option. Has anyone any experience of travelling at this time of the year so that I can make the right judgement call for us both?
Very many thanks for your advice.
Richard
 
Re: Egypt in summer? by tucsonmike on 21 December 2005 4:59am
 
Coming from someone who lives in a desert.
Make sure you have sunscreen at least 30 block.
Make sure you have canteens. Even if your water gets warm, warm water is better than no water.
It's not like a wetter climate. In the desert, if you are thirsty and your lips are dry, you are already in troble. You can be dangerously dehydrated and not sweat.

Make sure you have hats. There is a reason I wear a cowboy hat.

Wear sunglasses. I know this sounds like common sense, but don't forget.

Keep your clothing, light colored and loose fitting.

I can't help you vis a vis animal life in Egypt.

Most of all, the precautions will make sure you have a great time, even if you go in hot weather.
Mike
 
Re: Egypt in summer? by onaught on 21 December 2005 11:43am
 
we were there this year at the start of july,
the heat is relentless especially down at luxor,
the sun is very strong, having been to death valley i thought it was hotter in egypt....

the valley of the kings is very dry and with the desert and rock it is a necessity to wear sunglasses due to the sun reflecting offf everything....

if you dont mind the sun and heat then enjoy...

just remember, a good hat, sunglasses, sunblock and lots of water,
also when i was there i wore baggy cargo pants of light material, which did help keep me cool....

enjoy it, its a magic place...

http://ollien90.blogspot.com/
 
Re: Egypt in summer? by Richalive on 23 December 2005 9:19am
 
Hi tucsonmike and onaught.
Many thanks for taking the time to reply and for your very helpful advice.
Wishing you a great Christmas and a good travelling 2006.
Richard
 
Re: Egypt in summer? by tucsonmike on 23 December 2005 1:30pm
 
Glad to help Rich and Happy Holidays and successful New Year to you.
Mike
 
Re: Egypt in summer? by montyfreak0234 on 5 March 2006 8:23pm
 
Yeah, I really wouldn't recomend going to the desert in the middle of the summer (especially when you don't have air conditioning, that happend to me once).
 
Re: Egypt in summer? by perfectbitch on 6 March 2006 11:12am
 
Animal life in Egypt? Camels mainly I assume. : ).

However, there are a few insects and reptiles but even fewer mammals.

Your trip sounds great - Enjoy. Linz
 



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