Comments on: Perception Busting in Egypt http://uncorneredmarket.com/perception-busting-in-egypt/ travel wide, live deep Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:10:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/perception-busting-in-egypt/#comment-411270 Thu, 03 May 2012 20:26:49 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9976#comment-411270 @Theodora: We’ve found that in every country there are positive and negative experiences, but hopefully the positive interactions outweigh the bad. Regarding the idea of “perception busting” mentioned here, it was in connection with the demonstrations in December 2011 where everyone back home thought the whole of Cairo – and the whole of Egypt – was under fire and full of violence because of the way news reports were portraying the situation. The point of this post was to show — in the moment — that life was carrying on, very much as normal, in the rest of Cairo and other parts of Egypt (e.g., Alexandria).

Personal security issues like theft and harassment have unfortunately been the norm in Egypt’s tourist areas for decades (my mother remembers this from her visit over 50 years ago). However, you and a couple of other people we talked to have highlighted that these problems have increased since the Revolution. I still have not heard of many incidents of armed crime (like what happens often in Central America), but tourists should be aware of the situation so they know what to expect and how to protect themselves.

@Jim: Glad you enjoyed this and that it brought back good memories about Egyptians from your visit years ago!

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By: Jim @NeverStopTravelinghttp://uncorneredmarket.com/perception-busting-in-egypt/#comment-411223 Thu, 03 May 2012 16:15:33 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9976#comment-411223 Good post. I remember how kind the Egyptians were years ago when I traveled there.

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By: Egypt – perception busting | NATURE TRAVEL EGYPThttp://uncorneredmarket.com/perception-busting-in-egypt/#comment-410638 Tue, 01 May 2012 15:11:47 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9976#comment-410638 [...] http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/2011/12/perception-busting-in-egypt/ [...]

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By: Theodorahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/perception-busting-in-egypt/#comment-409072 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:16:10 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9976#comment-409072 I too have had positive experiences in Egypt. I’ve also had a hell of a lot of negative ones, and I would observe that, simply because of more criminals and fewer police on the streets and societal breakdown, things are less safe after the revolution.

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/perception-busting-in-egypt/#comment-345135 Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:52:56 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9976#comment-345135 @Jenny K: Now that’s funny. I didn’t see that before, but now that you mention it…

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By: I Felt Save & Welcome in Cairo, Egypt | Roamancinghttp://uncorneredmarket.com/perception-busting-in-egypt/#comment-343979 Sat, 07 Jan 2012 16:37:00 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9976#comment-343979 [...] Perception Busting in Egypt ~ Audrey & Dan of Uncornered Market [...]

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By: Jenny K.http://uncorneredmarket.com/perception-busting-in-egypt/#comment-343464 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:33:56 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9976#comment-343464 George Clooney, is it you!?

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By: Travel Post Roundup (Jan 4) | Budget Your Triphttp://uncorneredmarket.com/perception-busting-in-egypt/#comment-342519 Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:20:52 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9976#comment-342519 [...] Perception Busting in Egypt at Uncornered Market [...]

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/perception-busting-in-egypt/#comment-339798 Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:12:43 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9976#comment-339798 @Dave: Exactly. It’s difficult to get this across when it’s in the best interest of media outlets to create as much drama as possible.

@LivingIF: Am glad that we can share a different perspective and that others can benefit and continue the conversation. Thank you!

@Sutapa: Exactly. We feel bad for people in the tourism business, but if you ever wanted to go to Egypt and see it all without any queues and crowds, now’s the time.

@Don: Hope for the future indeed. Hope for the fact that people are people, wherever they happen to live.

@Jaime: Enjoy. Egypt is certainly a worthwhile stop and now is as good a time as any.

@Ellen: What’s so amazing about your experience (and we’ve had others like it in Iran, as well) is that people go out of their way to show you a different view. They know what the media tells everyone and they just want to share what they see as the real, the truth, their truth. And for this, we are grateful.

Television does a pitiful job of telling the story, I’m afraid.

@Andrew: Thanks. More from Egypt coming soon. Definitely check it out for yourself when you get a chance.

@Zakir: Exactly. I think the general public needs to see and hear more about these off-TV experiences. Whenever we tell people in the U.S. about our experience, they almost can’t believe it. But they do. Then the television is back on, and the old narrative creeps back in.

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By: Zakirhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/perception-busting-in-egypt/#comment-338078 Tue, 27 Dec 2011 06:53:40 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9976#comment-338078 I went to Cairo with my wife last October, we found that people there are friendy and it is safe unlike what you saw in TV.

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