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I'm a female and will be travelling with another femae companion to Cairo in coming July for a photo journalism project. I'm...

...interested in places which allow photography opportunities addressing to a social cause. Will it be safe for us to venture into these places alone or is it better for us to hire a guide/driver to bring us around? I have heard of City of the Dead and I wonder will the habitants act aggressively if we visit their place, and do they request payment upon realizing that we're taking photographs of them?

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Country: Egypt

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hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hello there, welcome to Egypt, it is better if you have an Egyptian with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Alexandria, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 60 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
yess wellcome to egypt and you have to get a car with guied better if so just call me 0020101018011 it will cost you 50$ aday with air condition car and good guied go everywhere just mail me if you want that will pick you from airport also,
for sure it will be better for you to have a company with you like a friend not for the reason of security but he can communicate with the other people , and you are allowed to take pic whenever you want only accept the closed areas that may be they need to pay .it all depend's were do you want to travel here in egypt and i can ask for you about the accomodation
my friend yees you can but better to have a guied and rent car if so just send my mail will send you acar at the air port tak you and stay with you all your tour with guied
will cost you 50 $ aday my mail
well that would be very good that u contacted me, well about the car "transportation i mean" it's not any problem i have my own car and about accommodation we will stay at my family's home which is big enough and u will stay in separate room which is about 30m square with ur independent bath room.and about food it'll be at same home. it's big enough and u can feel free cuz u r not the first foreigners we host.we will go to my home and if u feel not comfort in it so i can sort out for u room in hotel for about 200 E.P which is about 40$ per night with break fast and possibly dinner as well.and maybe 30$ if u'd like to but that will be 3star hotel,it's entirely up to u. about the dead city it's about 20 min by car far from my city so it's so close about taking photos it'll be so easy and and i can sort it out for u without any problems from public or government. u can take photos for any place u'd like to except the building inside the egyptian national museum but out side the building inside the museum side wall u can take photos as much as u need without any problem.thats the only place u can't take ur camera in which i mentioned and all the photos u need to take it'll be for free or at most 1 us dollars maximum for the photos u need but i'm pretty sure that it'll be for free. i work as a tour guide in british travel agency called longwood holiday but the time u will be here i will take days off for ur hospitality and guiding. about how much i need so it'll be 400$(total price-both of you) including the transportation inside egypt & accommodation but incase u will stay on ur own in hotel so u will pay for that but i will ask then for 250$(total price-both of you). but plz try to tell me when u will be in egypt exactly to arrange my days off at my work. if u would like me to send u photos for me and my friends from UK i hosted be4 at my home so plz try to supply me by ur email to send it to u.
hey
from what i understood , u already got ur accomodation
so now i think u should be going wz someone egyptian just to show u around , its safe and people are so frinedly if u wanna do it alone
if u'd like i can accompany u coz i love photography so may be i can get a couple of techniques
contact me if u want , i dont want money
HI Makiyo Lio , how are you ?, Great that you choose egypt to make your project , it's better to be accompanied with egyptian , but in the same time you could do that without any one it's easy ,it's very safe here in Cairo , any way if you need any help or you wanna ask me for any thing , i can make breefing for you for all the places that you could visit to complete your project , for free ofcourse , i will not ask you for any thing dont worry , iam interested in photograghy and archeology ,you could contact me through my email: or
my cell phone no. (002-0123318318 )
u are welcome any time
Thanks
Mohamed
ok ok when u come to egypt u just call me den i will get to places u can take a hell of a photos this is ma num in egypt 0112039419 and this ma e mail
hi my name is kareem salah .... i am a free lencer photographer ... if u intersted to be together u can join me and my friends and it is for free ... :) u can just call me 0129444362 ..... we know a lot of places that surve ur cause and also u can feel safe with us .
it will be more easy and comfort and also more safer for u if u have tour guide he can show u which places .
egyptian ppl is nice and i can tell u they will welcome u so much maybe they will try to invite u for a lunch or something like that they r not gonna bite u or ur friend :) maybe they gonna flirt with u and ur friend not much than that and i guess that is happening in all over the world and as i can see u already have many offers from lots of guys to be ur tour guides just pick one and go :D
hope that i helped u in what u were searching for
Hey,
First of all, Egyptians have an amazing hospitality and they are not aggressive by nature at all!
But as an Egyptian I advise you to have a tour guide because you will need him to communicate with the Egyptian public while you are doing your project.
I don't think people will request payment when they are photographed.
Finally, welcome to Egypt
If you need further information feel free to message me here!
With Regards,
Sherif Mohamed
if u are going to visit cairo i can take u a tour and go to places all for free i just like to cummunicate wtih forigner and i can pick u up from airport too
hello ,me and my wife will be with you for free if you intersting mail me at
one_man_only hotmail com
Hi, it's not a necessary to have a guide with you as you can come here in egypt & you will found a lot of agents doing that for you & the cost will be againest the daily basis for renting a car beside the driver, it's safe here to roam everywhere with all safe but it may recommended to have an egyptian person with you as that will help in reducing the cost in visiting the places that your project requirded, do contact me for communicate about that. have a nice trip
hii
its good things to see photographer interested in egypt ..
i am tv programms director and if u want a company in ur trip or want to discuss a plan or spend good time .. so u can call me or add me as remonfouad@ yah oo .com
its for free and friendship and hope we could be friends even without this project
hi there, welcome to Egypt, it is recommended if you have an Egyptian Tour Guide with you to show you around and to communicate with the public just in case, photography is allowed in most places, but it is better to take permission form the person or people before doing so, the guide will tell you where it is safe to do so, do not provoke the public. i am in Cairo, willing to get a car and a guide for you for only 90 $ a day including both guide and a car with driver 12 hours a day
hey there, of course u r welcomed to visit Egypt & take as many pics as u want! some sites allow photography, others don't, but when u r in the streets, it's all easy, just make sure u have a guide who speaks Arabic & English & A/C car with u, i'm a tour guide & can also take u to the city of the dead if u want, over there sometimes the people ask for a little tip when u take their pic coz they r poor & they have seen lots of tourists coming to take their pics, but we r talking less than 1 USD$ generally!!
contact me on & i'll help u. bye
yes wellcome to egypt and you have to get a car with guied better if so just call me 002 010 5151 733 it will cost you 50$ aday with air condition car and good guied go everywhere just mail me if you want that will pick you from airport also,
NOrmally you would be able to get your visa at the consulate and I think you would still be able to do so but only they can really answer that question. As you are from the Phillipines you CANNOT get a visa at the airport, you must get it at the Consulate in Dubai before you leave.

To apply for a visa, contact the nearest Egyptian consulate. For a list see the Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs' website at .
Your application requires the following documents:
 A passport that is valid for at least another six months
 One passport-sized photograph
 A completed application form
The visa fee depends on your nationality. South African and Sudanese citizens pay no fee, others pay between US$ 20 and 60. A tourist visa is valid for three months from the date of issue and allows you to stay in Egypt for 30 days from the date of your arrival.
look when u come to egypt i can show u all places u want and for free cause i like to help tourists that my email i can ofer u help so if u want just send me a message
most of the places in cair allowed to take pic just sme little place didnt allow photos and u can get cheap hotel near pyramids and good service too and its better for u to get egyptian guide frome the pyramids place that will be good for u and welcome to egypt

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