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Egypt Travel Nightmare!! Why I’ll Never Go Back!!

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  • @capt2be
    @capt2be 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2479

    Worked at the US Embassy in Cairo for 2 years. I had a diplomatic passport (Vienna Convention…”you can’t look in my bags”) and STILL dealt with the same crap. Cairo has a near zero percent repeat tourism rate for a reason.

    • @GaryVelardo-rb6nw
      @GaryVelardo-rb6nw 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +70

      Are there not any warnings to tell people - DON'T GO THERE ! ?

    • @lugi25
      @lugi25 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      So if you have that type of passport, you can ignore security?

    • @firstman9273
      @firstman9273 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      If you are talking about hotel security, I think you will find that they can ask and insist to look in your bags, if you want to stay in their hotel, you have the choice to find another hotel.

    • @naicul2006
      @naicul2006 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      For me such countries does not exist it's a big no no. Big deal they have airports 😂

    • @blastofo
      @blastofo 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      Dont go to Egypt? Where else are you gonna go to see pyramids. Luxor hotel in Vegas?

    @RALIF.ISMAIL ปีที่แล้ว +6359

    i was just there last month. i didn't believe when youtubers say "don't go to egypt" but after my visit, i fully believe it 200%. Pyramids are nice but honestly, it's really not worth the scams and harrasments.

    • @lexkenjrluther4905
      @lexkenjrluther4905 ปีที่แล้ว +142

      You lived there.. I swear they spamming bots so badly just to make Egypt look nice.

    • @Dvlly99
      @Dvlly99 ปีที่แล้ว +41

      True. But you can’t claim this guy isn’t exaggerating to a crazy extent with things like using a phone in public for example lol

    • @LearnVisually2023
      @LearnVisually2023 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      what if u get it all toured?

    • @bitGbit
      @bitGbit ปีที่แล้ว +267

      @@Dvlly99 he's not exaggerating anything, I was there and not even a TH-camrs. From what I saw the coffee shops owner could simply be a government informant this is personally happened to me. So none is exaggerating anything my friend.

    • @Sussexxsquad
      @Sussexxsquad ปีที่แล้ว +153

      The Pyramids are lit with scammers

  • @lefat4697
    @lefat4697 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +174

    Im a fashion photographer turned documentary filmmaker. I went to Egypt last year to photograph working horses transporting tourists to the pyramids of Giza. Needless to say the treatment of many of these animals. If not most is absolutely abhorrent. I was lucky to escape with all of my footage. Currently preparing my exhibition here in Berlin. Im getting death threats to this day. The government of Egypt does not want my photographs and footage published. One of my guides. An egyptian living in Germany is trying to get me jailed on false accusations.
    Ever since she found out my work was speaking negatively about Egypt. She accused me of harassing her, trying to poison her, she accused me of physically attacking here in Germany. She is trying to sue the company that payed for my trip to Giza.

    • @robertfeather610
      @robertfeather610 16 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Good luck - sounds awful. What a backwards country

    • @rottie615
      @rottie615 7 วันที่ผ่านมา +11

      I’d love to see your photography

    • @PH-lp2dg
      @PH-lp2dg 5 วันที่ผ่านมา +4

      As a horse owner myself thank you for exposing this. It is sickening

    • @MahmoudMohamed-yu3eu
      @MahmoudMohamed-yu3eu 4 วันที่ผ่านมา +4

      As an Egyptian, I feel I have a responsibility to apologize to you. Your work is very important and I think most Egyptians would agree. Our government’s bad actions do not represent us and we do not support them, but we are responsible for apologizing for them. I hope that your problem will end and that you will not hate Egypt because of these bad actions that do not represent the people, but rather represent a stupid and dictatorial government. I assure you that after the departure of this government soon, God willing, Egypt will welcome your visit again to improve our image and apologize for your previous visit. ♥

    • @algorithm1635
      @algorithm1635 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ​Don't apologize to anyone, north African Tunisian here speaks with you from Tunisia, from the east here , they are Americans, and by the way I'm totally against this puppet leader like "sissi" ect..., but don't apologize to anyone, they are Americans, they aren't welcome in any place in the east in first place ​@@MahmoudMohamed-yu3eu

  • @wolfdima
    @wolfdima หลายเดือนก่อน +252

    Each person I know who visited Egypt said "Never again, my trip was a mess". Now I understand why.

    • @Merooyy
      @Merooyy 20 วันที่ผ่านมา +5

      dont beilve them. Egypt is HEAVEN

    • @Sa_merican
      @Sa_merican 19 วันที่ผ่านมา +9


    • @straatman9000
      @straatman9000 19 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

      Morocco is the same

    • @user-zc4yl9yp4o
      @user-zc4yl9yp4o 18 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@Sa_merican is you that's for sure shower first

    • @user-zc4yl9yp4o
      @user-zc4yl9yp4o 18 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@straatman9000 morcoon people the feet cleaner than your face

  • @sandracasillas153
    @sandracasillas153 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2925

    I just came back from Egypt a month ago and I have been to many countries before and this was by far our worst experience as a tourist. It’s not tourist friendly at all. Everyone tries to take advantage of you. This is the one country I can say I will never go back. Very chaotic, my husband and I couldn’t wait to leave the country. Our final straw was airport employees asking for money in every corner of the airport.

    • @broyout3586
      @broyout3586 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +74

      It's not everyone. It's just the ones that you come in contact with, by them initializing contact with you. Mind you, I had the exact same experience in Egypt, coming from Luxor and Aswan.
      My epithomy came in Cairo, where I wandered into a random gass station asking for an address. The guys there couldn't help me if their life depended on it, but as they were having lunch, they sat me down with food and drinks, expecting nothing in return.
      Once you can look past the tourist infested carnage, you'll find extremely hospitable and joyous people to interact with. It's a lot easier in Cairo or Alexandrie though, a huge city full of people living their life without any inclination at bothering you.
      PS even the ones coming up to you to harass you can be dealt with to turn them into normal people, but that's bit of a dark art. You have to firmly establish you won't take any bullshit from them. A lot of them get the message and put their tourist mode off. It be much easier if you spoke arabic (I witnessed it a couple of times), but only a couple of words go a long way too.

    • @hkushan
      @hkushan 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +196

      Good.. So basically do not bother about going to Egypt. Got it. 😊

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

      ​@@hkushan and guess what ? no one is waiting for you to come 😊

    • @hkushan
      @hkushan 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +169

      @@Whoareyou-dt4kg you are right!! coz tourists visit a country only when the natives there wait for them. 🙃

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      @@hkushan and we are waiting for tourists as well, but if you don't want to come then no one is forcing you to go there 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • @BlueSky-qs3wp
    @BlueSky-qs3wp 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1572

    My dad studied in Cairo in the 1960s and swears they were the best of his life. In 2015 he went again and was so disappointed in everything.

    • @ml8022
      @ml8022 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Muslimcountries are very dangerous for white folks

    • @poetcomic1
      @poetcomic1 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I lived in Cairo in 1970's and a friend was a female professor at American University. As we would walk down the main streets, young men would smile and wave and say the most incredibly OBSCENE things
      to her. Usually, female tourists smile and wave back and these douche-bags never get tired of the same joke.
      My friend however spoke fluent Arabic and turned on them and gave them a spew of obscenity and anger that scorched their ears. In Germany, Amsterdam, London etc. young Muslim males play this smile and wave game while talking gross obscenities.

    • @eliciaeldridge3452
      @eliciaeldridge3452 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +73

      I knew someone who also studied in Cairo in the 1960s and said the same thing, it really is to bad , I hope it can return to how it was.

    • @Matt-bp5vy
      @Matt-bp5vy 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +105

      Arab spring happened

    • @polang1234
      @polang1234 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      You’re lying

  • @spartan_jackttv1867
    @spartan_jackttv1867 6 วันที่ผ่านมา +16

    I will say it endlessly and I’m so happy to see this video because Egypt was easily the worst place I’ve ever visited in my life.

  • @Yaddu143
    @Yaddu143 2 วันที่ผ่านมา +5

    This guy is one of the most humble men I have met in my life. I’m truly sorry that you and your team had to face this situation in Egypt.

  • @craigfry8818
    @craigfry8818 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +390

    Yep, got robbed by a policeman that marched me to an ATM. Told me to get money and paid $150 US to not get arrested. I was with an organised tour group and moved away from the crowd by 4 metres and that's when I got clipped. Just the absolute worst country.

    • @Ressuu
      @Ressuu 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

      Yet you didn't try to get the tour guide involved to help? Just pretend you don't understand and shout for the tour guide to come help "translate". Always pretend you don't understand in these situations, it's likely they will get frustrated and go search for an easier mark.

    • @OK-pi6fq
      @OK-pi6fq 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Cairo is not a country

    • @Thunder_Dome45
      @Thunder_Dome45 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Whaaat? Police don't do that. Maybe in America, but that's usually the judge.

    • @Jose-antonio2
      @Jose-antonio2 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      ​@@Thunder_Dome45stop the cap
      Last week college student get arrested for having 200$

    • @angr3819
      @angr3819 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      ​@@Thunder_Dome45Don't do that? 😂 They do it all over Africa, and some other countries.

  • @MaverickLee11
    @MaverickLee11 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1510

    "It's a nightmare"
    Could not summarize my experience in Egypt any better than that.
    I actually never felt this way after visiting any country before, everybody lies, cheats, manipulates, threatens and rob you in broad day light.
    If you don't take all these warnings and still want to go there because you THINK you are a traveller.. then be warned, the moment you leave the airport or trainstation, you are going to get robbed, cheated, scammed etc. The taxi drivers will quote you a price and then change the meter half way through the ride and will go crazy if you question it and threaten to drop you off in middle of nowhere (which is worse than it sounds as you are like a steak in a tank of piranhas if you are not with locals you can trust - baring in mind you can not trust ANYBODY).
    Can't even enjoy the historical places because everybody harasses/threatens you.
    Worst experience of my life. I should have stayed at home and watched egyptian landmarks on TH-cam, would have been 1 trillion times better, enjoyable, educational (and safer).

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Asian troll man

    • @datingandlifeadvicechannel7534
      @datingandlifeadvicechannel7534 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Same thing happened to me

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@datingandlifeadvicechannel7534 noob

    • @piotr5338
      @piotr5338 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      You 100 percent right. Nation of thiefs .After 2 days began be disgusting. After 7 days you start to be aggressive. In Egypt you can get to know Arabs as they really are .😢😢😢

    • @babalwacezu5583
      @babalwacezu5583 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +10


  • @frankxavier4770
    @frankxavier4770 6 วันที่ผ่านมา +12

    I was hesitating to go to Egypt for vacation. After watching this, I'm definitely not going. I'm going to Greece 😅

  • @Elephantine999
    @Elephantine999 หลายเดือนก่อน +175

    I have never read comments before in which 100% of the responders agreed wholeheartedly. How sad that the home of one of the world's most ancient and advanced civilizations that has so much to be proud of and to share with the world (and who make so much money from tourists!) is such a mess!

    • @leerussell8499
      @leerussell8499 22 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Rose colour glasses slipped just so you know any country has this kind of stuff except for the cash cons

    • @k-Sayl
      @k-Sayl 22 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      NEW DAYS. OLD DEMONS. Period.

    • @delicheres
      @delicheres 22 วันที่ผ่านมา +9

      Muslim country now 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • @aaa-sz9ul
      @aaa-sz9ul 20 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Ancient? Yes, advanced? Not really, otherwise these problems probably wouldn't exist.

    • @kingbaby8761
      @kingbaby8761 20 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ​@@delicheresMuslim countries and socialist countries are always going to be a mess to visit.

  • @yinq7558
    @yinq7558 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1411

    The other thing about Egypt is I experienced more scams there than in any other country 😅 the “pyramid access is closed but I can show you another entrance” trick, the “do you want to come to a local wedding in a rural town as a guest” trick, every scam in the book, to the point where I no longer wanted to talk to anyone or even make eye contact. Tourists are viewed as cash cows, there’s really no integrity when it comes to interacting with tourists. For anyone visiting Egypt, I recommend a full service tour, so you minimize local interaction and chance of getting scammed.

    • @texasdude1
      @texasdude1 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +69

      Same exact shit happened to me , but i was told by the police.

    • @brettmartin3529
      @brettmartin3529 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +62

      That's really sad. I went to Egypt in 2008 before the revolution and the people were very nice and never tried to scam us. There weren't any hoops to jump through and the military actually escorted tour buses to protect us.

    • @CrowdedHouseVlogs
      @CrowdedHouseVlogs 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      We were invited to many wedding and had a great time!

    • @user-pb7sc7uc1s
      @user-pb7sc7uc1s 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Egypt is NOT safe , unless you wanna gamble with your life.

    • @torrifavors896
      @torrifavors896 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +31

      Full service tour is the best way to go! We had a tour guide who had connections to everything.Things were very organized and enjoyable!

  • @indigorocks
    @indigorocks 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +104

    Striking off of my bucket list! Thanks for the message.

    • @Bouzoukiellas
      @Bouzoukiellas 8 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      Same here. And what’s crazy is that everyone who has been there has the exact same issues. Pyramids aren’t worth it anymore to me.

    • @samehahmed7819
      @samehahmed7819 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

      We do not want your visit and we are not honored by it. It is enough that Egypt receives more than 10 million refugees on its soil. Stay away from us, you saboteurs

    • @osamabidenobama8240
      @osamabidenobama8240 7 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@Bouzoukiellasfinally a taste of your own medicine 😂

    • @SueNicholls-95
      @SueNicholls-95 7 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      Don't scrub it off, it's a fabulous country. With an amazing history. ❤

    • @julianhermanubis6800
      @julianhermanubis6800 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ​@@osamabidenobama8240 All Egyot has going for it is tourists. If the tourists stop coming, the economy will tank. But keep it up and see.

  • @missionviejo1769
    @missionviejo1769 28 วันที่ผ่านมา +18

    I stayed at the Movenpick Hotel in Taba, Egypt. Guests were using their bare hands to scoop up food from the buffet. I even saw a lady dip her finger in the salad dressings to taste. Very aggressive masseuse by the pool telling me my feet looked bad and needed a massage. Music at full blast all day.
    Went to a small local shop next door. Employee opened my backpack and rummaged through it. Did not even ask.
    Definitely do NOT recommend the Novenpick Hotel in Taba, or Egypt for that matter.

  • @Crazyfreak424
    @Crazyfreak424 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +898

    As an Arab who's been there i can tell you %80 of those situations are pure power trip. They love to flaunt any little position of power they get, it's not just the system it's the people.

    • @mahsaahsam7823
      @mahsaahsam7823 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

      It's mainly the military system bro, nobody can do anything to them.

    • @kathrynletchford5114
      @kathrynletchford5114 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      That is a sign of low intelligence..

    • @alexander3893
      @alexander3893 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +11


    • @nadiasawicki4108
      @nadiasawicki4108 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +57

      Sadly the real ancestral Egyptian who are now lying in tombs and museums are long gone.

    • @AlbertRei3424
      @AlbertRei3424 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@mahsaahsam7823no, all people from north africa are like that,they like to belittle the poor, feeble ones, no pity

  • @vuesnat
    @vuesnat หลายเดือนก่อน +19

    I just visited Cairo. I had a friend with me who is high up in the Egyptian Police chain. So I didn’t have any problems at all. And actually got it in for free everywhere! BUT everything in the video is true. My friend told me the moment they see you as a foreigner they will try every means possible to take your money.

  • @kamelcent
    @kamelcent 18 วันที่ผ่านมา +18

    i lived in egypt for 7 years , it was everyday some action , brutal fight , it was a scary country to live

  • @kingsexploits
    @kingsexploits 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +847

    Yes, "I once asked a friend from Sudan if he had been to this country. His immediate response was, 'Why do you want to know?' I told him I was interested in visiting there for a holiday. He then said, 'People go to places to enjoy, not to fight with people and systems over there.'" Watching your video reminded me of that conversation and lucky I did not go there.

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Sudan??? 😂😂😂😂😂😂
      Also no one is waiting for you to come

    • @oliveryt7168
      @oliveryt7168 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +69

      ​@@Whoareyou-dt4kg the reality is, all the poor Egyptians can't live without foreign money...

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@oliveryt7168 nah, they can lol

    • @gctechs
      @gctechs 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      @@Whoareyou-dt4kg "lol" indeed

    • @henrykemka2164
      @henrykemka2164 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +35

      Rotten governments afraid of being toppled by a piece of sandwich 😅

  • @alex_smallet
    @alex_smallet 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +576

    I visited Egypt twice about 20 years ago. Never again. They beg for money EVERYWHERE. Guy in a toilet worked as a toilet paper dispenser and asked for tips, a local jumped into a picture I was taking and then demanded tips for his face in my picture, a guy shook my hand on the street and did not release it for a few minutes demanding I go inside and buy something from his shop, at the pyramids young men offered post cards as a “present” and then demanded money, our group was going through souvenir shops as through a flock of attacking birds, children are taught to ask for money, heck at some place we were surrounded by a group of children offering hashish. Bus drivers decided to have fun on a mountain road and were overturning each over. Not to mention the fact that every time I came back with food poisoning. Egypt is a great place, but its population is uncivilized.

    • @ASAk-ti1pc
      @ASAk-ti1pc 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Even most of the educated peoples also behave like uncivilized..... Very racist peoples

    • @kalleklp7291
      @kalleklp7291 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I can guarantee you it's not like that anymore. Street beggars are taken by the police. Aggressively trying to sell something is not tolerated. We just walk by all these street sellers and say "La, la" which means "No no".
      None of them dare to put their filthy hands on us. They know damn well they'll get in trouble for doing so.
      However, 20 years ago it was different..I know. ;)

    • @baloog8
      @baloog8 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Why did you go in the first place despite all the bad reputation?

    • @alex_smallet
      @alex_smallet 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +48

      @@baloog8 in the year 2000 I had no idea. This is a unique cultural place in the world history, I still think it’s worth visiting Egypt once in a lifetime. If I knew about this reputation, maybe I would not have been shocked as much.

    • @baloog8
      @baloog8 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      @@alex_smallet thx for answering. Makes me more open. Though I'll probably stick with a tour or have a reputable, savvy guide.

  • @MahmoudAhmed-nt8qz
    @MahmoudAhmed-nt8qz หลายเดือนก่อน +68

    As an Egyptian I agree with you one hundred percent.

  • @humanvibes2112
    @humanvibes2112 หลายเดือนก่อน +72

    It's super important for you to share your experience and get the folks in Egypt to really think about their actions. Change is needed, and if it means some folks gotta find a new job, so be it. Egypt's got this awesome culture, but hey, we all slip up sometimes. With your voice, I know we can make things better for others who might go through the same thing. You've got the power to spark that change.. thanks for the video i subscribed you after this

    • @Merooyy
      @Merooyy 20 วันที่ผ่านมา

      bro im Egyptian, yes there are some scammers, police alot yes, however its not to this extent at all. and ask people who have went to Egypt. also our econemy is struggling consedering there are Millions of illeglal immegrants coming from sudan. consedring the war they have there, and although we are tolerating their awful presense, they still call us racist. Also they support the afrocentric BS. whichs what we Egyptians are against absolutly.

    • @MidnightWarrior1976
      @MidnightWarrior1976 17 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      "Slip up sometimes?" How about a full-fledged disaster culture.

    • @breannathompson9094
      @breannathompson9094 7 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      The people beg out of desperation. Egypt has a terrible government that provides nothing like jobs or even housing for their people. Only the rich people get anything nice there. If some people didn't beg they would starve. They don't have any choice until a job opens.

    • @desertflowerz89
      @desertflowerz89 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Work on the way Egypt protects women children and animals too. The problems run deep

  • @user-qu2tn1ty1u
    @user-qu2tn1ty1u ปีที่แล้ว +1801

    This might not be that interesting but I've been to Egypt with my friends this summer and after 5th day I started feeling very emotionaly unstable. We were treated as walking ATMs and people inflated prices to us all the time.
    Nevertheless, we decided to go outside at night on our 6th day (we will be leaving to Serbia on 7th) and we wanted to buy drinks from a local store. The shopkeeper was the first man that showed dignity and honesty towards us and did not buff the prices up. My mind was blown because until that point noone treated us as equal human beings. And don't get me wrong I'm not a stone but that perticual gesture (acting normal) had such impact on me that I started crying. I thanked him so much for being honest and he was also very touched for me explaining why I am crying and even gifted me a small present from his shop. I could not belive how much I could miss the honor and dignity that a man SHOULD posses. If it was me to be asked tommorow - that man saved his country in my eyes.
    Hurghada - shop right after the new marina fish market.

    • @LynaLoopS
      @LynaLoopS ปีที่แล้ว +88

      aw man your story is so dreadful ! I can totally understand how, and why, you would feel that way. People treating you like an object is the most maddening and heartbreaking experience one can go through. I'm glad you met a noble heart, and shared the name of his shop. It's so sad to know that there are so many upstanding Egyptian citizens, suffering from those crooks and this farce of a governement. If anything, thanks you for sharing your experience, it really made me feel emotional. I hope you are recovering well :)

    • @Blessed381
      @Blessed381 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I was in Egypt in July and had a great time. When back in January and has a horrible time. I didn’t feel as if I was human. I felt like I was just a dollar. No one seen me. Then just seen me as money.
      I was so upset that I talked to the hotel Duty manager. He said everyone in the tourist industry is like this.
      It was the FIRST time I didn’t feel human traveling overseas. I regretted visiting again.
      The kindest people I met in Egypt where the poor people living in the cemetery. They are ALL homeless and living in the cemetery.
      They didn’t see me as an American dollar. They showed me kindness. I am a female traveling solo.
      Everyone was taking my money. Tour guide took my money, canceled my reservation. When I asked for my money, he threatened to come to my hotel. I mentioned it in my travel group. Man said I am not alone, he is my brother. Found out he wanted money from me as well.
      Everyone wanted money Except homeless living in the cemetery

    • @LynaLoopS
      @LynaLoopS ปีที่แล้ว +32

      @@Blessed381 how baffling. i'm glad you're safe, being a woman, I guess things are just worst

      @SRBOMBONICA86 ปีที่แล้ว

      Тешко твојој девојци ако ти плачеш јер је неко био фин према теби ,ниси ти за Египат ха ха,мајко мила не дај Боже да ти мораш ратовати за Србију ,појели би те шипци ,без зезања

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  • @muratkaradag3703
    @muratkaradag3703 ปีที่แล้ว +1091

    My Experience in Egypt:
    I went there with 2 friends. We are all muslim and 2 male + 1 female
    When we arrived some airport employee came to us and checked us (none of us spoke arabic). They spoke arabic in a very aggressive way. Eventually they took our Camera and my 2nd mobile phone. They said I couldnt have it back until we leave the country. It was exactly, how our friend here described. I also had to pay like 100€.
    At the hotel, we were checked AGAIN and had to w8 about 4-5 hours, just to get to our room! Our rooms was not like it was advertised. Toiletts were disgusting, dirty and dusty beehh.
    In the streets, many people harassed us, trying to sell us anything and tried to scam us. All the products were soo expensive for us, not for the locals. One after another wanted us to go in their shops, some guys even tried to force us in. When my friend went alone down an alley, he went into a shop and didn't buy anything (because of shitty good). Upon reunification, there was all of sudden a child following us, bringing cops and he told that my friend tried to rape him !! From this hearsay he was arrested and we fought 2 days to death to get him out ! We HAD to give money to officers big sums, which they gladly took from us without doing anything !! If it was not for our embassy (of Ger), he would have rotten there !!
    And the hell trip wasn't over then. People were following us, harassed our feminime friend by the THOUSANDS because they thought she is a woman, she wants to have sex with all the arabs there. They even touched at in uncomfortable spots. It didn't feel safe.
    And whats worse, there is in restaurants and shops different pricing for tourists and locals. When we ate at an restaurant, we ordered for like 15€ food, and we had to pay like 50€. When we asked for the menu, it was an entirely different one with higher pricing. When he threatened us with police, we just payed and left.
    After all this, I wasn't interested anymore to get a taxi to see the pyramides, I didn't wanted to check out any more any culture, other cities or what so ever. We were all physically, emotionally and financially exhausted and totally disppointed by everything what was connected to egypt.
    In the end we spend more than 2000€ in that shitty country for a trip of 8 days !! All kinds of experiences we made were just negative. Harassments, taking our money and assets, lying and cheating us, stealing and so on. You can't imagine just how these people are !! The final 2 days we just stayed at our hotel.
    This tour made me hate this country, its authorities, its people (majority was unfriendly and sex-obsessed-men), its culture, its cities (overcrowded, dirty and garbage piled up everywere), its landscape, basically EVERYTHING !! They treated us like enemies !!
    I feel sorry for people who go there and have a bad time there !! Thank god we made it out of there ALIVE

    • @Blueapples514
      @Blueapples514 ปีที่แล้ว +130

      @Ben Lee look muslim???? Where the fuck can you see him? Please do tell so we can also pass off judgemental comments

    • @twentyeiight8
      @twentyeiight8 ปีที่แล้ว +73

      dude im so sorry this looks horrible even though i’ve never been in there

    • @zoe9632
      @zoe9632 ปีที่แล้ว +34

      I'm sorry 😢

    • @muratkaradag3703
      @muratkaradag3703 ปีที่แล้ว +62

      @@Blueapples514 Exactly, as if there is a phenotype, that indicates one is muslim. We are a religous group, not a unique people. I have e.g. lots of friends from India, some are Sikhs, Hindus and others are Muslim, and still can't tell who belongs to which group, which also doesn't matter to me.

    • @bollywoodoverhollywood8139
      @bollywoodoverhollywood8139 ปีที่แล้ว +138

      I deal with Egyptians every single day and the vast majority of them are all sadly as you’ve described. Interacting with them drains you physically, emotionally and mentally.

  • @steventurner3036
    @steventurner3036 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +911

    When I went to Egypt I was on a 5 day Aswan Dam river boat. I was with 3 other Americans all in their 50's. The rest of the 300 passengers were from France. One day after a daytime tour, we went back to the boat for lunch. All the food on the buffet was covered with saran wrap. None of the French passengers had arrived yet for lunch. We were refused (by the crew) to allow us to get food from the buffet; instead, they brought us lunch on plates and then they stood around staring at us. I told my fellow Americans something was up, and not to eat the food. They thought I was paranoid, and proceeded to eat their lunch. Ten minutes later, the French tourists arrived and the buffet line was opened. I got in line and ate my buffet lunch. Later that night, all my American friends got violently ill with food poisoning; later on back in U.S., they found they had been infected with worms found most commonly in dog feces. Thank God for my justifed paranoia. Never go to Egypt as a tourist.

    • @delboy-su3wf
      @delboy-su3wf หลายเดือนก่อน

      Dirty unts. We all know why these type done this .

    • @queenbey6678
      @queenbey6678 หลายเดือนก่อน +102

      You were the only one with survival instincts

    • @michaelmayo3127
      @michaelmayo3127 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Yeah, makes you want tobe French!!

    • @mobe3006
      @mobe3006 หลายเดือนก่อน +82

      Wow, that is concerning.
      I'm glad to hear you were able to avoid being did poisoned. This sounds like they hated Americans.

    • @sushimamba4281
      @sushimamba4281 หลายเดือนก่อน +34

      What they did was despicable.

  • @flynnstravelvideos
    @flynnstravelvideos หลายเดือนก่อน +27

    I always wanted to go to Egypt, but after seeing all these reviews and reports, I think I'm going to stick to all the other countries on my list and just watch documentaries about Egypt. And gosh, I am so glad you got your gear back. What a horrible experience.

    • @ericpetersen8155
      @ericpetersen8155 7 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Worst place ever. I’ve been to 42 countries. I live in America, moving to Dubai

  • @msadah5768
    @msadah5768 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

    Went to Cairo in 2008 for a Lasik surgery and sworn never to go back. Worst week of my life. They would try to rip you off everywhere including the brand new 5-star hotel I was staying at. If you don't allow them to rip you off, they would turn your experience into hell.

  • @JBouBei
    @JBouBei 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14002

    The fact that you guys still pulled through with this stuff and manage to put out content about food is what makes you guys indeed, the Best Ever Food Review Show. keep them videos coming.

    • @mahersaber6381
      @mahersaber6381 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      You fcking liers I been in EGYPT most beautiful safe country I ever been very friendly caring people I ever seen best beaches in the world

    • @Voo504Doo
      @Voo504Doo 2 ปีที่แล้ว +33

      We’ll said

    • @whiteknight10
      @whiteknight10 2 ปีที่แล้ว +39

      I had faced same problem... With no proper logicall explanation, It happen about 4-5 years i was and still curious had anyone why

    • @vacuumgaming9963
      @vacuumgaming9963 2 ปีที่แล้ว +53

      I watched a lot of food blogger and they never went through this , he went to this bad experience it’s unfortunate but he has no right to keep on posting his video saying don’t go to Egypt it’s bad .

    • @dannydanny6811
      @dannydanny6811 2 ปีที่แล้ว +194

      It is his channel, his show, his experience, his view and the insane amount of $ he has to to specific people for no good reasons. I thank him for the advise, Egypt is out from my checklist.

  • @GSNn
    @GSNn 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13472

    Saying that I can relate to you is an understatement, if you think your experience was bad you should have seen mine, you really should be thankful you just got harassed, I almost died there, been living in Egypt for years, till 2 years ago when I almost lost my life. got attacked by a group of people who wrecked my car at the time smashing my front and back windows and my front bumper just for the sinful act of taking pictures of the beautiful desert highways, p.s they weren’t cops , but I’ve seen a lot from cops on the other hand, they would stop me or ticket me just for the 2nd sinful act of not being or looking Egyptian, one even made me pay a bribe, his reason? Having a blond hair “literally said that to my face. Just cringes me to think about it mate!
    I agree with everything you said and I’m glad I moved away from that country 2 years ago!

    • @fengxiong3687
      @fengxiong3687 2 ปีที่แล้ว +720

      I'm sorry you had to go through that man, it must have been a horrific experience! I'm happy you're alive and didn't get hurt. Sounds like you could have seriously harmed by that mob mentality.

    • @Pats308
      @Pats308 2 ปีที่แล้ว +494

      bruh sound like Texas

    • @memeconnect4489
      @memeconnect4489 2 ปีที่แล้ว +527

      yea its a shit hole i also had a very bad experience there

    • @MoreBestEverFoodReviewShow
      @MoreBestEverFoodReviewShow  2 ปีที่แล้ว +2845

      Wow. Wild story. Trust me, I know it could have been much worse and I know there are so many bad stories. That’s why I needed to tell the truth.

    • @yosephahmed7527
      @yosephahmed7527 2 ปีที่แล้ว +476

      @@MoreBestEverFoodReviewShow honestly man you should speak to the american embasy and get them in trouble

  • @fourthmwu
    @fourthmwu 23 วันที่ผ่านมา +15

    Yes, I agree 100% because I just came back from Egypt one week ago, I will not go back until it changes for good.

    @DEEPWATER. 14 วันที่ผ่านมา +5

    My friends were there. A young couple with their two little children. Airports staff went through their stuff and stole valuable from them, poor hospitality.

  • @philholland8288
    @philholland8288 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1025

    Went to Egypt 2 years back, absolute hell on earth. Same deal, had iPad with charger and a camera was asked what it's for, tried to charge me a fine $400, a horrible horrible country, every person I spoke to wanted cash, going through a checkpoint had to pay an official (yeah right) $250, had a coffee which was awful and the bill was $12 just for coffee. Everything about this country is corrupt and horrible, never going back, I think if more people catch on the tourist trade will dry up.

    • @Quotenwagnerianer
      @Quotenwagnerianer 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      It's really mindboggling. Egypt has NOTHING going for it except tourism and the tolls from the Suez Canal. And what do they do instead of making sure that Tourists have the best time of their lives? They try to rob them blind at every oportunity and do not treat them like guests.
      Way to ruin your country even more...

    • @jetpark3743
      @jetpark3743 2 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      I had no problemos. I guess I was lucky

    • @naynaynay324
      @naynaynay324 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      @@jetpark3743 Same for me and I've been to Egypt + 10 times over the years (was there just last December), so not just a matter of luck but also how you carry yourself.

    • @qxtubemixvedios1725
      @qxtubemixvedios1725 2 ปีที่แล้ว +29

      12$ 😂😂😂😂 my poor friend you are so clean for this world 😂😂
      A coffee in Egypt would never cost more than 4 dollars even in starbucks. The problem that you went there without knowledge that is your problem

    • @philholland8288
      @philholland8288 2 ปีที่แล้ว +81

      @@cycologist7069 71 people would disagree glad it went well for other people, good for them it didn't for me so be respectful.

  • @boundforthewoods
    @boundforthewoods ปีที่แล้ว +1267

    I just recently returned from a 5-6 day trip to Egypt, and while my experience wasn't quite a bad as yours, it was only marginally better. While there we visited Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor. The corruption in their systems is almost surreal to behold. I was completely unprepared for it. Our guide was our only saving grace as she helped us avoid as many issues as possible. The trip was full of bribes and "tips" that we had to pay along the way just to move within the country. It wasn't just officials but a portion of the citizenry as well that had extortionary systems in place.
    After enduring this for several days, and while preparing to leave the country, we almost ended up having to call the US Embassy in Cairo after we, a group of 11 US Citizens, were held for our "protection" for several hours under armed guard at the Cairo Airport until we paid the security chief at the airport to let us go 5 minutes up the road to our hotel to sleep for the 2 hours we had remaining before our flight departed. My summation: Egypt is historically beautiful, but systemically appalling.

    • @user-gv2xy6xi7l
      @user-gv2xy6xi7l ปีที่แล้ว +14

      Hi, I'm Egyptian and I'm sorry if something happened to you, but Egypt is very beautiful, and I hope you will come again and I will welcome you very much. Aswan is amazing right, and in other amazing places like Dahab and Ras Mohamed Protectorate and many other places

    • @cheapstake
      @cheapstake ปีที่แล้ว +84

      deff never going* rather go to Russia anytime/day over egypt 🤣🤣🤣

    • @Jared_Hangluah
      @Jared_Hangluah ปีที่แล้ว +55

      @@user-gv2xy6xi7l Sorry bit from what I read and heard, not a single one who have visited Egypt will ever come back.
      Like the guy in the video said every country should stop going and giving them money then only then Egypt will know that they need to do something to attract tourists. Until then, there's no hope.
      In my case, I haven't seen the Pyramids and it's one of the places I always wanted to visit ever since I was young, but after seeing how Egypt really is now, I'm okay with not visiting the pyramids. *Scrabble away from my bucket list

    • @rolux4853
      @rolux4853 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      @@user-gv2xy6xi7l yes you are absolutely right, the country is beautiful!
      But the government is worse than a dictatorship in Egypt! It has to be overthrown there is no other solution, the people have to really stand up, bring the, down and get a system with real laws and freedom established!
      The people should be all for it, or do you and your fellow Egyptians like those scams and try to steal as much money as possible from tourists?
      I hope not, so stand up for the country you love and get a democratic government going!
      I wish you all the best my friend and hope your country is getting better in the future!

    • @MrGayo7
      @MrGayo7 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Go down Sisi!!

  • @ullahsd
    @ullahsd หลายเดือนก่อน +20

    Thanks for sharing your sad experience as a result many people don't need to go through the same experiences.

  • @quite1enough
    @quite1enough 8 วันที่ผ่านมา +6

    The issue with Egypt that you NEED to know someone from Egypt's authorities. It's corruption and nepotism all over the place. I remember traveled there back in 2011, and we had a guide that had connections with army guys as well, and we were allowed to places that tourists never visiting. That being said, the Egyptian hotel manager offered to bring a girl for me as a s*x service, I politely denied. That was... horrible.

  • @lisalisalisa7721
    @lisalisalisa7721 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +580

    If anyone watches sailing zatara, when they went landed in Egypt on their catamaran, they had multiple authorities trying to shake them down for money and then began discussing confiscating their million dollar boat. They made the quick decision they would leave the country. Which the did at night to get outside the country limits. That entire country is corrupt AF and dangerous. It is off of MY bucket list.

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      And no one is waiting for you to come

    • @wolfthequarrelsome504
      @wolfthequarrelsome504 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +157

      ​@@Whoareyou-dt4kg they all are, with their hands out.
      Just like you.

    • @MrJhchrist
      @MrJhchrist 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +39

      And they had a welcoming, almost wonderful experience in Saudi Arabia. Heck, they stopped in freaking Yemen and didn't have the trouble they did in Egypt!

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@wolfthequarrelsome504 nah nga lol

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@MrJhchrist no one cares

  • @jamsjars9505
    @jamsjars9505 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2812

    "They're worried I'm talking crap about their country... They've given me a reason to talk crap about the country"
    Those sentences perfectly encapsulate how a paranoid government bureaucracy that try to prevent people talking shit just makes people talk more shit. Especially foreigners who have the ability to talk shit about any country they want and one with a huge following. If anything, this experience has convinced tourists to steer clear of Egypt.

    • @jholejapes8880
      @jholejapes8880 2 ปีที่แล้ว +51

      This is so true. The more transparent you are the less people care what you do. Even when you stuff up

    • @mcmlxxx1980
      @mcmlxxx1980 2 ปีที่แล้ว +143

      I've been twice in Egypt. Both times they tried to scam me multiple times. Dirty and unsafe country.

    • @educaspe5887
      @educaspe5887 2 ปีที่แล้ว +52

      @XPress hilarious Policy of Egypt, towards tourists,
      very disgusting

    • @hraslan
      @hraslan 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      No they simply show what a white man think of other countries false entitlement

    • @jenghiskhan69
      @jenghiskhan69 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @XPress Egypt is a trash country nothing to see would rather go to Syria a lot to see

  • @jaehongsong4904
    @jaehongsong4904 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +811

    I visited Egypt about 2 months ago and it was the most racist country that I have ever visited. Not just the officials but people too. Kids followed me saying racist stuff and demanding money, shops tried so hard to scam me, restaurants just flat out ignored me when I wanted to order. I have never experienced such racism and I visited over 20 different countries. Sad state of Egypt

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +38

      Average afrocentric :

    • @PhoenixRising1111-tu2nu
      @PhoenixRising1111-tu2nu 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +148

      @@Whoareyou-dt4kgAverage troll

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      @@PhoenixRising1111-tu2nu bot

    • @VErisot
      @VErisot 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +148

      @@Whoareyou-dt4kg I think his name is asian, korean och chinese maybe, what do you mean afrocentric lmao????

    • @chocolatecream5593
      @chocolatecream5593 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +182

      @@VErisotthey think only black people complain about racism

  • @therallyguy1
    @therallyguy1 26 วันที่ผ่านมา +6

    This is so eye opening. Reminds me of the local fanous archeologists Zahi Hawass who won't let anyone besides himself study the pryamids

  • @sherwinh1661
    @sherwinh1661 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    i just canceld my december family trip to egypt. thanks alot

  • @saschaglobisch2598
    @saschaglobisch2598 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +589

    Me and my Wife has been also once to Egypt for a 2 weeks vacation and we will never go back to Egypt for so many reasons. It is honestly one of the worst countries to visit.

    • @mpazinambao2938
      @mpazinambao2938 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Oh damn. I wanted to visit the pyramids.

    • @LeutnantJoker
      @LeutnantJoker 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@mpazinambao2938 You realize they're right next to a shitty city right? THey're not that special. The photos you see frame it so you don'T see the buildings. If you think you'll be in the middle of the desert with an amazing view you'll be sorely dissapointed. You'll be right next to the shitty city with tons of tourists and tons of security making sure no western tourists get blown up. Don't

    • @user-zc4yl9yp4o
      @user-zc4yl9yp4o 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      Am Egyptian I love to see you never go back we really don't need you there

    • @moniquew327
      @moniquew327 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +102

      ​@user-zc4yl9yp4o you really do mate, and instead of being rude just admit that there is chaos in Egypt. I really doubt he made a video just to dimish Egypt and its people but rather put a light on what's the situation.

    • @deants5149
      @deants5149 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Not a country

  • @roborob347
    @roborob347 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +235

    I was there last year. I've never felt so watched in my entire life. I was constantly harassed by the police everywhere I went. I can't tell you how many times I had to show undercover police officers my passport. I lost a whole day because I had to sit in a police station and I finally figured out they just wanted a bribe from me. It's the most corrupt, crazy, and exhausting country I've ever visited and I will not be going back until leadership changes and brings in some reforms. The Egyptian people were nice, a part from the ones who were trying to scam me at the pyramids but I expected that.
    Note: I followed every law in their book and never did anything I wasn't supposed to.

    • @giovannigio6217
      @giovannigio6217 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      it's not just tourists who are mistreated , also locals, there is reason egypt is 166th out of 180th at reporter without borders rank (rank for free speech and journalism). it's a really dangerous country, I just give you some clues I list you a bunch of safer countries: russia, afghanist, rwanda, sudan and others. yes these countries are safer than egypt in terms of free speech and human rights.

    • @spikelee5716
      @spikelee5716 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      its like i keep telling people, you give them money and they dont bother you, thats how corrupt they are

    • @byurBUDdy
      @byurBUDdy หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      From what I saw, the problem seems to rest with the bureaucracy and people there instead of the leadership. It isn't the leader who catcalled your girl, or extorted money from you. So unless the culture changes then any change in leadership is pointless.

  • @mikeinnyc8559
    @mikeinnyc8559 25 วันที่ผ่านมา +18

    Went there a year ago on a Viking Nile cruise trip and I have to admit that i was awed by the sights and felt safe enough given that i was traveling within the 'bubble' of my tour group. Most Egyptians were warm and welcoming people but they clearly must work under a corrupt and chaotic system. I never strayed from my group and I don't expect that I will ever want to go back again.

  • @p0esbek
    @p0esbek 25 วันที่ผ่านมา +15

    I used to travel around the Middle East a lot as a musician and I'd been missing the food, people and culture. This video just brought back so many memories of why I didn't want to go back anymore. All of these random people suddenly going on power trips over things they know nothing about.
    Once I nearly missed a flight back home whilst I could see my gate because my In Ear Monitors were suspicious and I had a pair of suspicious drum sticks so they forced me to go back to the Check-in desks, check in my carry on luggage, go through security again and come back to the gate.
    Another time, I was interrogated for 2 hours in Lebanon because someone asked me if my pedals were a bomb and I said no. Super suspicious. They had all these confusing questions like "if this isn't a bomb, why did you say 'no' when he asked you before?" or random things they insisted they needed to know like what my father's name and profession was. I think on that same trip another member of the band was also interrogated because they thought he was an Israeli spy.
    In Jordan and in Lebanon I had to bribe the customs to keep my equipment.
    In Bahrain, one of our crew was interrogated for ages because he had a DSLR and a gopro so they wanted to know if he was a journalist.
    In Dubai, I'd constantly get strip searched and have the same "what's this?" "my underwear" "Why is it in this bag and you don't have a suitcase?" "Because I'm a touring musician and don't have a lot of space or baggage allowance" "You do drugs?" "no" "You do drugs. I know. Go talk to my colleague there" and rinse and repeat. I really don't miss the perpetual harassment and hassle now that I'm in Europe.
    Funnily enough, I had no issues in Egypt apart from the constant harassment from the touts on the streets, but as much as I love that region and have so many amazing memories out there, this is definitely a problem that they need to somehow resolve. I'm not sure how, but goddamn it is a nightmare.

  • @fawzytat8498
    @fawzytat8498 ปีที่แล้ว +1829

    As Egyptian, I can't agree more! this is the exact reason I had to fled this country. The fear of being thrown any time in jail JUST BECAUSE someone thinks that you should! there's no system, no rules and surviving there is just a matter of luck and/or having some corrupted connections.

    • @HardCore_Islamist
      @HardCore_Islamist ปีที่แล้ว

      no one is mentioning that these problems are happening due to corruption of the government which America supported to overthrow the "Islamist" government that won by democracy and election and which also made a lot of progress to build the country economically and religiously. the old government was already making progress in fighting corruption that was there before president Morsi was elected , but that all disappeared thanks to western intervention and America.

    • @Raptify-sh4kt
      @Raptify-sh4kt ปีที่แล้ว

      Islam screwed Egypt up.

    • @grundgesetzart.1463
      @grundgesetzart.1463 ปีที่แล้ว

      that is also called keeping outsiders out and watching your borders. It is bad that they treated Sonny this way, he doesn't deserve it at all - but many, many others do deserve it. They cannot make exceptions, only because someone is "famous"...and you "fled" Egypt because you are most likely a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer and/or member. Let me guess, you are in Europe sitting on welfare, right? You are not welcome here, either.

    • @TheLadymaryam
      @TheLadymaryam ปีที่แล้ว +28

      The same in Iran

    • @aymanmohamed6717
      @aymanmohamed6717 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      مكبر الموضوع انت يا عم فوزي

  • @cadindian3247
    @cadindian3247 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +241

    I agree that it is a nightmare. We visited the Pyramids, and these tour guides made us sit on a camel, and when we were on the camel, they said. "We will not climb down you from the camel unless you pay 40 US dollars". My friend just leaped from the top of a camel during an argument near the pyramids, where there are big stones. And they made me sit there until I handed over the money. It was frightening for me to start crying. I would never recommend anyone go there.

    • @zm_headhunter
      @zm_headhunter 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      It's sad how these people near touristy sites who are most of the ones that make contact with the tourist. It's sad how they painting a dark photo about a country full of good people

    • @nininong2008
      @nininong2008 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3


    • @abbadi111
      @abbadi111 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@nininong2008 Hope you will be in the same situation one day, the days are rounding.

    • @bosbil8597
      @bosbil8597 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      YOU ARE SURE WE TALK ABOUT THE SAME COUNTRY @@zm_headhunter BECAUSE EGYPT,💩💩💩💩💩💩🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🐷🐷🐷🐷👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿

    • @jakeorbach1018
      @jakeorbach1018 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Jordan is the same way near Petra

  • @IrhidJewokij
    @IrhidJewokij หลายเดือนก่อน +38

    Thank God that I found this documentary at the right time just before I book my visit to that country, you’re a blessing Sonny and team.. thx for saving me of losing money and time by visiting that country. Keep up the good work 🫶🏻

    • @hihello-yw3ty
      @hihello-yw3ty 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

      I have been to egypt 3 times and planing to go again this year, its the best place i visited hoenstly so maaannyy things to do and many places to visit
      Just lile any place in the world take care thats it. But dont miss such a fascinating place, its called the mother of the world fo a reason ❤🇪🇬

    • @nicodoe9396
      @nicodoe9396 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ​@@hihello-yw3ty you've left this same comment on multiple posts. You must work for the embassy 😂. Scumbag

    • @waelhamza988
      @waelhamza988 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      That country called Egypt and you didn't book shit give me a break

    • @IrhidJewokij
      @IrhidJewokij 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ⁠@@hihello-yw3tygood for u then coz judging by loads of comments here it’s more like mother of scammers nowadays lol

    • @IrhidJewokij
      @IrhidJewokij 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@waelhamza988lol butthurt .. stay mad and bark louder

  • @markrichards6863
    @markrichards6863 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    I've heard the same thing from my almost everyone who goes to Egypt and even from people I know that are from. Egypt.

  • @seanabreu6258
    @seanabreu6258 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +110

    I went to egypt once and ill never return. The place is crazy. No systems and everyone just wants to rip everyone else off.

    • @gogo-vj4qw
      @gogo-vj4qw 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      What did you expect? It's egypt 😅😅

    • @user-zc4yl9yp4o
      @user-zc4yl9yp4o หลายเดือนก่อน

      Is allows say you not welcome to Egypt and we don't need kind of preson like you in my country. Man we love Egypt 🇪🇬 for ever

    • @Thetruthspoken-cv8jp
      @Thetruthspoken-cv8jp หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      as an egyptian i assure you that
      pray i get out of this shit hole alive

    • @samehahmed7819
      @samehahmed7819 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@Thetruthspoken-cv8jp ب وص م ك

  • @yourlocalbrokegamer9678
    @yourlocalbrokegamer9678 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2067

    As an egyptian, i thank you for this video. I hope this video goes viral and change Egypt for the better.

    • @zinedinehaouche3737
      @zinedinehaouche3737 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Can I ask you something I am from Africa from Algeria and I want to ask you when you said for the better what did you mean

    • @zinedinehaouche3737
      @zinedinehaouche3737 2 ปีที่แล้ว +67

      @@KLM0000 no no I want it to be in English so the other people from other countries can understand us that's all I hope he answered

    • @jettsteari3062
      @jettsteari3062 2 ปีที่แล้ว +42

      Change for the better? ..lol impossible. Yuh can't make a silk purse out of a pigs ear.

    • @zinedinehaouche3737
      @zinedinehaouche3737 2 ปีที่แล้ว +40

      @@jettsteari3062 and you know what I don't know about you but I'm a Muslim feel Muslim you know something that Allah told us that if you want to change community you need to start by your own self because the community equals a lot of people gathered to the people need to change themselves to the better first

    • @mohammed9w553
      @mohammed9w553 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@zinedinehaouche3737 There is no changing for the better unless america leaves this country alone , that's what capitalists do to weaker nations , they destroy them and plant dictators to crush any resistence and to steal the resources of the nation and the poeple , it doesn't just happen in our muslim countries , it happens in africa and south america , america is the most evil nation in the world and its people deserve every bit of harsh treatment provided by their government's lapdogs , for them to see how evil their goverments actually are and how they live their lives our of the sweat and blood of other nations , capitalism is the worst.

  • @hihatdug5131
    @hihatdug5131 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Very informative. Always wanted to go but will not plan a trip any time soon. Thanks!

  • @Pizzaman507
    @Pizzaman507 17 วันที่ผ่านมา +4

    as an Egyptian i honesty think you described it accurately and i myself hate the fact that i belong to this country

  • @theknowledgeoflondon1444
    @theknowledgeoflondon1444 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +330

    15 of us were planning to have a bachelor party in Egypt ( we are from UK). although they had amazing deals, after watching your video and several others TH-camrs, we decided to go to Romania instead. Thank you for raising awareness

    • @Dan_Kanerva
      @Dan_Kanerva 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      you all needed a TH-camr to tell you that arab countries are 🗑? man no wonder you just take in inmigrants thinking they will assimilate , you guys know NOTHING about how other cultures work . There is a reason most countries in the world don't accept illegal inmigrants , especially muslims

    • @natevv8380
      @natevv8380 หลายเดือนก่อน +37

      Bachelors in egypt? Let’s go see some pyramids with the boys😂

    • @Thedini1959
      @Thedini1959 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Don't believe everything on social media

    • @zes7215
      @zes7215 หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @moltenlava1877
      @moltenlava1877 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      all the best, enjoy

  • @saurabhsrivastava1264
    @saurabhsrivastava1264 ปีที่แล้ว +552

    I too had a very similar experience. I went there for a conference and stayed there for three nights. Absolute horror. I must, however, say that some of the people I met there were magnificent and really helpful. But there is "no system" out there for "anything at all".
    Some observations from my side:
    1. You have to tip anyone and everyone. I am an Indian - I am used to this behaviour - but never ever have I paid a tip to a person, every time I had to go to the toilet at the Airport. At Cairo Airport, the cleaners in the toilet keep standing at the doors. When you leave, you are supposed to tip them. I had to wait at the airport for 6 hours. It seemed like a never-ending wait.
    2. When you go for security checks, there will be people who would take your bag - even if it is a simple backpack, that you can easily put yourself on the belt - and put it on the belt. You will have to tip them for doing so. I was quite adamant not to give a tip to a guy for just putting my laptop bag on the belt. But he kept insisting. There was some white guy behind me in the line, who whispered to me "give him the tip, or else, they'll FIND SOMETHING in your bag". I got his clue and gave him 20 Egyptian Pounds.
    3. To avoid travelling, I had booked a room in the same hotel where my conference was scheduled. At the last moment, the conference organisers changed it to a hotel around 20 km from my hotel. I was so furious I had almost made up my mind to not attend it and go back. Fortunately, I met a kind person from Saudi Arabia there, who helped me out in arranging a cab (by speaking to everyone in Arabic on my part), and also cheered me up. But this "no system" part was so true - the organisers did not even apologise for this abrupt change.
    I stayed right next to the Nile river, and the great pyramids were only 30-40 mins from there. I did not go there. In my mind, it was a kind of protest - I did not want to spend any more money than required in Cairo.

    • @The_W-tcher
      @The_W-tcher ปีที่แล้ว +130

      "give him the tip, or else, they'll FIND SOMETHING in your bag" Holy shit that's awful.

    • @mariakerberus1017
      @mariakerberus1017 ปีที่แล้ว +45

      Wow... that's incredibly useful advise for anyone thinking of going there! Thanks alot for warning the rest of us. I'm so sorry you had such a terrible time. I'm just thinking of how much money that must have cost you, omfg! I don't blame you at all for refusing to give them a single cent more on anything!

    • @sircasm6578
      @sircasm6578 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      Thank you for the comprehensive write-up 👍

    • @shivas3003
      @shivas3003 ปีที่แล้ว

      Don't ask yourself why France sells so much repressive material to this country... the same material that was used against the "yellow vests"

    • @dayvek2903
      @dayvek2903 ปีที่แล้ว

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha, I don't know which country you are from? but for sure Sri Lanka or India. whole world are watching the situation India and Sri Lanka are facing. you just shut your mouth.

  • @richturbo9376
    @richturbo9376 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Just caught your video, couldn’t agree more.
    I’ve only been once, but that was enough, never again 😂👍

  • @easydrive3662
    @easydrive3662 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Due to crazy travel restrictions during the covid plandemic as i call i decided to take a weeks holiday in sharm El-Sheikh egypt as Egyptian restrictions were more relaxed. The hotels are fantastic as well as the beaches and the general scenery! But what really shocked me was the sheer amount of airport security esp when flying out of sharm, 3 security scanner checks, 2 forms to fill out, a lazer hand scan and finally a drugs check, it got to the point it was just laughable! I guess security was more tight at sharm due to an incident a good few years back when i bomb was planted on an A321 aircraft.
    Like mentioned in your video ive never seen as much security even at the hotels but i guess its for customer safety.

  • @AndyDouglasChannel
    @AndyDouglasChannel 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +350

    I wish I’d seen this video sooner. We went to Egypt (Sharm El-Sheikh) in October 2023. All inclusive with the family in what was billed as a 4 star hotel. Worst holiday of our lives, hotel was dirty, no customer service, everyone after money, whole family got sick, and to top it off, we were involved in a massive crash in our holiday transfer on the way back and all the company cared about was us signing something to say we were ok. When you’re presented with police with machine guns in front of your crying young children, you’ll sign anything. You couldn’t pay me to go back there!

    • @simonsays2685
      @simonsays2685 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

      Sharm airport was horrendous when I was last there. people walked into the baggage reclaim area and took the tags from your bags and then asked for money to give you your own bags back. Same when we left, trying to charge you to put your bags on the belt when you checked in for your flight. And we were all sick from the food.

    • @AndyDouglasChannel
      @AndyDouglasChannel 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@simonsays2685 I forgot all about the awful experience on arrival into Sharm! We had something similar, where I went to get another bag from the conveyor belt, to find some random guy with my family holding on to our trolley and putting my child on top of the bags (unrequested and without permission). He then proceeded to take us through entry security and expected payment at the end (I think we gave $5). At the same time, another lady who was also on the same flight told us that she was fleeced for $30 by someone else for the same process and they'd made her uncomfortable enough that she felt she needed to pay them for her bags back. Just another reason to avoid this place at all costs.

    • @uk..bruiser..4046
      @uk..bruiser..4046 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      Cheers for sharing your experience with us and sorry to hear about the bad experience, including the crash. I know what it means to have young children, they are the love of your life and all we want is to protect them and them to have great experiences. Was considering Egypt, but definitely not anymore. I have even heard of shark attacks, resulting in horrible deaths quite neat the beach, although not sure if it was Sharm el Sheikh

    • @nathumbzockwa
      @nathumbzockwa 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Have you tried...Pakistan?

    • @simondymond8479
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  • @lewishamilton3668
    @lewishamilton3668 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1485

    I'm Egyptian and I'm so sorry you had to go through this but I can vouch that all of this is completely accurate and I stopped being a street photographer due to the massive paranoia, stupidity and lack of clear laws/systems

    • @elpresidente5679
      @elpresidente5679 2 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      اهخخ والله شي يزعل 💔

    • @originalthoth7313
      @originalthoth7313 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Just because you have an Arab name or account name that doesn't mean you are Egyptian.

    • @MonicaLovesCheese
      @MonicaLovesCheese 2 ปีที่แล้ว +145

      @@originalthoth7313 wtf is ir problem, lmaooo 💀💀💀

    • @EgySimba
      @EgySimba 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      اسف على ايه يا عنيا 😂😂😂
      يعني لو انت مخرج وروحت بالادوات دي لبلدهم هيستقبلوك في المطار انه عادي اتفضل
      طيب ايه رايك انك ساعتها هتترحل اصلا ودا اصلا بعد مايتاكدوا من البيانات والتحريات واللي ممكن تخليك تقعد بالكام يوم لحد مايتاكدوا وبردو تترحل
      وزي اي نظام دولي بقاله سنين من غير ورق وخطابات موافقة حكومية لدخول الحاجات تعتد نوع من انواع التجسس
      دا في اي دولة يابن مصر يا فتك ولا سيادتك مطيباتي 😡

    • @Mmesomachii
      @Mmesomachii 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@originalthoth7313 bro?

  • @mattfox6263
    @mattfox6263 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    And this is why I stay in my own yard. I enjoy the driving and the scenery I get while it's still there. Don't miss out on the journey.

    • @nicodoe9396
      @nicodoe9396 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Your yard must be massive

  • @saschadietz6609
    @saschadietz6609 5 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

    Wow. This is a horrible story. Thank you guys for sharing this experience! At least everyone can now avoid the mess Egypt seems to be!

  • @CrowdedHouseVlogs
    @CrowdedHouseVlogs 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +573

    We lived in Egypt for 3 years and made lots of great lifelong friends and memories BUT anything dealing with government offices is a nightmare and the airport is the absolute worst experience of my life! They took our dogs and we had to pay $500 to get them back . I was bawling in the airport begging them to at least let me see them and make sure they were ok .. nope! This was 3am so it took a whole day of gathering the funds and going from office to office to office to finally get the paper work we needed to pick them up .. also we are very well traveled and we called ahead and did everything they said to bring them in. Like you said their is no system and no 2 people give you the same rules or guidelines. Egypt could be amazing but they really need to clean house!

    • @58landman
      @58landman 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +41

      Maybe. But I view Egypt and most other ME nations as places where ancient timing still controls and hatred of anything 'non-native' to the country is looked upon with anger and jealousy. Other than antiquities, there is not much else there.

    • @jitgtij
      @jitgtij 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      That is soo inhumane

    • @ura9390
      @ura9390 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      shouldnt really be bringing your dogs to egypt without the right paperwork and research

    • @toucheyes9248
      @toucheyes9248 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      I feel you

    • @58landman
      @58landman 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

      @@ura9390 No kidding. That's the best answer. Don't go period.

  • @charlesE89
    @charlesE89 ปีที่แล้ว +232

    I've been to around 50 countries and lived in 10. Egypt is by far the worst experience I've ever had.

    • @kasirsadalos
      @kasirsadalos ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Just curious, which country was your favorite?

    • @charlesE89
      @charlesE89 ปีที่แล้ว +22

      @@kasirsadalos ah difficult question haha, I think Netherlands is the best run country I’ve been too, Indonesia was probably the most fun/beautiful for me

    • @ppo2424
      @ppo2424 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I lived in Egypt for 5 years,and lived in many countries and visited over 100. Egypt was fantastic, loved it.

    • @moltenlava1877
      @moltenlava1877 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      u ever been to India ? And how it was ? Hope u didnt had any trouble here :)

    • @aaap3875
      @aaap3875 21 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      @@ppo2424 I visited over 100 countries, Egypt was the worst by far, I hated it.

  • @theprettybond159
    @theprettybond159 11 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    Thank you so much for saving me the trouble of a terrible trip

  • @jobarmure6169
    @jobarmure6169 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Some in tunisia, my mom is an old grandma, she went to visit her grandchildren in tunisia from France, she bought them a talkie-walkie as a gift. She was arrested in the aéroport, and charged with terrorism, we had to contact a high politician to make them drop the charges.
    It's a banana Republic, and I'm Tunisien...

    • @thomasanders8515
      @thomasanders8515 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      You're comment both funny and sad at the same time

    • @jobarmure6169
      @jobarmure6169 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      @@thomasanders8515 trust me it's absolutely nothing funny, arresting an old woman of almost 80 years. it's outraging and extremely sad.

    • @thomasanders8515
      @thomasanders8515 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      @@jobarmure6169 its definitely sad. But the funn part you wrote that you are a Tunisian.... You wrote that bit buy yourself, so yeah this part is supposed to be funny cause you wrote it in that way

    • @algorithm1635
      @algorithm1635 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Another Tunisian here , he is American, he is not welcome for us in first place, before even we speak about good treatment or bad treatment
      - he is American, if you are American, don't travel to our region in first place, you aren't welcome for us in first place
      - north African Tunisian here speaks with you from Tunisia here, I'm not st**immigrant here like you who speaks here,
      And by the way I'm against this st*** puppet leader like "kais said", and all this st**puppets leaders like "sissi", ben Selman "ect.... Ect....., the Muslim community in condition of anger like no any time before, and All this puppets leaders, their time already is soon from Dakar Senegal to Jakarta Indonesia to Malaysia to the north turkey and Balkan region ect...
      - if you are American, don't travel to any place in the east,, we are in condition of open war with your country and many others western countries like alliance, don't travel to the east

    • @algorithm1635
      @algorithm1635 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

      He is American,, he is not welcome for us in the east In first place, not just in Egypt, in all the whole region from Dakar to Jakarta , before even we speak about good treatment or bad treatment
      When you see an American or a British still travel to the east, it's like insult of intelligence for me like Tunisian,, before everything and before even we speak about good treatment or bad treatment, and away from this puppets leaders like "sissi", or "ben Selman", or my puppet leader "kais said" or any puppets leaders and their gouvernements with them from Dakar to Jakarta to Malaysia to the north turkey and Balkan region ect....
      Another north African Tunisian here who speaks with you from Tunisia here

  • @lawindish
    @lawindish 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2773

    You successfully described the daily life of an egyptian. Imagine being an egyptian citizen. As an egyptian I am sorry you had to go through this.

    • @jackjames1245
      @jackjames1245 2 ปีที่แล้ว +467

      I am Egyptian and I really want to thank this man for showing the real Egypt. Not like the bullshit propaganda you see in the American media.

    • @starjadiancloneinvestigato1772
      @starjadiancloneinvestigato1772 2 ปีที่แล้ว +267

      Yeah I'm glad there's some big name travel youtuber talking about the BS in Egypt. When I went in the past you could not do ANYTHING without having to bribe, bribe, bribe. We are stopped just for having blond hair and blue eyes, fair skin is a crime here. My sister was almost sexually assaulted and we decided to just stay in the hotel for the entire trip. Never going back to Egypt ever!

    • @archipelagoindonesia6217
      @archipelagoindonesia6217 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      I'm praying for egypt, May Allah overthrow the tyrannical Dzalim-ist regime soon.. Islamophobic regime that have De-Islamisation agenda with full of hateness to the Islamic people power.. and its clear to see.. we are struggle in the same situation, pray for us too please!
      lot of buzzer Islamophobic hired to "attacking" Islamist power, and spread hateness to Islam itself by Dzalim-ist tyrannical Islamophobic regime, so sick! but its reality nowadays, and we need to "wake up" to change our situations!

    • @Paraclef
      @Paraclef 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      The nwo will be like this world wide. Franks are arabs, check relationship between france and ottoman from francis the first meet souleymane, until "1918, they said.
      The masons are born from this relationship, lgbt = bacha bazi, a slave for a slave, trans replacing women sacrificed in surrogacy farm = a woman for a woman.
      Your dna has the devil within.

    • @keshavgobin3241
      @keshavgobin3241 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Shit country it is I have gone thru Egypt history damn not a good one the people are racist as well

  • @TheRudymunoz7
    @TheRudymunoz7 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +260

    I can feel the frustration and anxiety just by listening to your experience. My wife went to Egypt last year and she told me that it was horrible, and some of the people that were with the group she was with, had their cameras taken away and never got them back. Horrible!!!

    • @louisevanluffelen6612
      @louisevanluffelen6612 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      Thank you for that message. Was going in May to Egypt on my on. I cancelled the holiday.

    • @cr3237
      @cr3237 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      You can't take photos of anything, unless you pay. Or if you are in the tombs or pyramids, they want to sell you photos/postcards. I saw a man have his phone snatched by a man who bellowed at him he'd been taking illegal photos. He scrolled through the phone, didn't find any photos that were illegal, then threw the phone back at the man. Fortunately he caught it, but he didn't care if he did or not.

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@louisevanluffelen6612 lol and no one is waiting for you to come

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@louisevanluffelen6612 and no one is waiting for you to come

    • @Hae3ro
      @Hae3ro 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      They also don't like western women

  • @thecedex
    @thecedex 23 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    I was in Egypt last year. While I had a good time, a great experience, and the people were nice. I must say there were many instances of being harassed, scammed, and put in uncomfortable (sometimes life threatening) situations.
    I will say though I had a wonderful time in Siwa. It's one of the few places where I can walk around and no one will bother you and if you do talk to a local it's just a nice casual conversation.
    I also liked Elephantine Island in Aswan. It's a nice 2 days of just chilling and relaxing. And people there were very friendly.
    But I had no regrets going to Egypt, I am glad I went and it was a good experience but it's a kind of thing where I will have to consider if I want to go back.

    • @Zombot012
      @Zombot012 20 วันที่ผ่านมา

      That's the most wilfully stupid comment I've ever read.

  • @NostroDioNima
    @NostroDioNima 2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This was one of most interesting videos I have seen recently. Thanks

  • @DIYDaveT
    @DIYDaveT 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +177

    Very sad that Egypt is self canceling from people's bucket list like this but it is what it is. Thanks for putting the word out.

    • @cbee402
      @cbee402 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      LOL YEAH, OK

    • @ants08031236414
      @ants08031236414 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I never included Egypt in my bucket list. Pyramids and all that stuff, who cares!

    • @benthurber5363
      @benthurber5363 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Just seeing some vids on how much of a tool the minister of antiquities is (or whatever his title is,) was enough to dissuade me. The absolutely atrocious way of handling and resisting scientific discovery of their only real tourist draw (and perhaps their main source of foreign income) was absurd. So nothing in this video is surprising.

    • @SalmaMohamed-iz4qy
      @SalmaMohamed-iz4qy 14 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      As an Egyptian i agree it's actually heart breaking for Egyptians to see this happen to egypt because Egyptians are extremely kind and welcoming in general and acts like these from the government and the scammers that are everywhere is just disgusting.tbh changing the problems in egypt isn't that hard the government just actually profits off of the corruption,stealing the resources and more.and as he said and i couldn't agree more for a country that profits that much from tourism and is a huge part of our economy it's disgusting that instead of doing something about the core problems they actually just sugarcoat it.Egypt has the potential to be one of the most visited spots on earth because of the richest history in the world and monuments like not other,lots of incredible oasis and not even exaggerating the best beaches and incredible brains that love this country and are actually willing to do so much for it.yet the potential is either not used or simply lost because they don't change the system and the actual problems it's beyond heartbreaking for Egyptians and we actually face the scamming and those problems too by the way

  • @AB.GC0
    @AB.GC0 2 ปีที่แล้ว +555

    Sadly, this is the most accurate video I have seen about Egypt in years.
    Even local people get completely uncomfortable around cameras because they either believe what the regime says about "foreigner spies" or because they're terrified of what might happen to them if the police thought they were "cooperating" with a foreigner with a camera... You can see it clearly a few times during the videos.

    • @em4703
      @em4703 2 ปีที่แล้ว +44

      Isn't tourism one of their main economic branches? Its fking crazy that they would bark and bite at the hand that feeds them, all over some random paranoid shit. This left a bad taste in my mouth, I decided against visiting it.

    • @fatheematomobolajishofunde1524
      @fatheematomobolajishofunde1524 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@em4703 Don't judge based on just someone experience,have been living here for close to five years and there are pros and cons not as back as y'all are making it to be

    • @originalthoth7313
      @originalthoth7313 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      @@em4703 You're spamming all the video threads with the same reply. What's you model country?

    • @basmaaly1486
      @basmaaly1486 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Not true..

    • @AB.GC0
      @AB.GC0 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@em4703 no one is feeding anyone. It's not a charity lol... The regime simply controls everything and prefers tourists who stay in the small bubbles the regime created for them so they don't see how the regime is ruling the rest of Egypt with iron and fire.
      The country is definitely worth a visit but not under the rule of this dictatorship regime.

  • @rugbyf0rlife
    @rugbyf0rlife หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Ive been to a coastal resort in Egypt, so avoided the towns and cities. I can agree though the short time between airport and hotel, it was chaotic and scammy.
    I guess it comes with the culture. The hotel and staff were great though.

  • @leestrz4153
    @leestrz4153 21 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    Off my list. I carry a lot of gear and tech devices. So far everywhere ive been has been pretty cool about it but your experience is my nightmare. Thanks dor saving me the money and time.

  • @brn2bwild2001
    @brn2bwild2001 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +264

    Thank you...I've just taken Egypt off my "Bucket List."

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      And no one is waiting for you to come

    • @ChardeeMacdennis339
      @ChardeeMacdennis339 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +49

      @@Whoareyou-dt4kgclearly not. That’s the point of this video. It is inhospitable to tourists, which is not a flex.

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@ChardeeMacdennis339 I am saying the truth

    • @ps1laracroft989
      @ps1laracroft989 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      you live in third world country fked up country like egypt do you?@@Whoareyou-dt4kg

    • @Yungbull999
      @Yungbull999 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@ChardeeMacdennis339don’t mind the idiot he just wants to troll

  • @jameslast3192
    @jameslast3192 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +756

    Thanks for this. Just cancelled my $20,000 honeymoon to Egypt thanks to you!

    • @DosDosDosDosDos787
      @DosDosDosDosDos787 หลายเดือนก่อน +131

      Good 👍🏽 go to European countries or Thailand or Indonesia never go to these scammers countries

    • @Thunder_Dome45
      @Thunder_Dome45 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      What? No go to Egypt. Just don't photograph anything.

    • @tnadg9521
      @tnadg9521 หลายเดือนก่อน +87

      For 20,000 usd in the Philippines, you can stay at the best and most exclusive resorts and have a spa day everyday.

    • @mariaschoenfeld
      @mariaschoenfeld หลายเดือนก่อน +56

      U can buy a house in Egypt for that money? 20000$ was a scam anyway 😂

    • @algorithm1635
      @algorithm1635 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​​​​​You aren't welcome in Indonesia too, travel to your west world,, if you are American, don't come to us in the east, especially an American republican, dont come to us *​@@DosDosDosDosDos787

  • @Thomas-ts2me
    @Thomas-ts2me หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I am from Europe - so not so far from egypt - and had thoughts about a vacation in egypt. So I found your video. ===> Never ever would I now make a vacation in this country!!!

  • @swindendo3922
    @swindendo3922 11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I went on holiday to Egypt around 12 years ago. I visited Cairo. It was a guided tour and even then it was crazy! The guide took us to different places, each time dropping a handshake and a little cash to the next person looking after us haha it’s was nuts! The people there are just looking out for themselves, but not in a malicious way! The pyramids were full of tourist traps but what do you expect it’s a tourist destination and each person is looking for the next buck to help them live. Egypt is a place for people to visit once, experience the madness and beauty of it, yes you have to look beyond the craziness of it, but as soon as you accept Egypt for what it is and accept their culture it’s impressive. I won’t return to Cairo, but I’m glad I visited!

  • @yazeedalsalmi1816
    @yazeedalsalmi1816 ปีที่แล้ว +1874

    I visited Egypt once, and it was the worst trip of my life. The amount of pressure and harassment is honestly unbearable, they think I’m some sort of a Sheikh or a prince once they know I’m from Arabia, which made me wear local clothes and try fitting in to avoid all that shit. I was relieved once I got to the airport, just to be approached by an airport worker who grabbed my luggage and skipped the whole line and checked my bags in, l knew what was coming. So I told him I had no money and I showed him my wallet, after a long argument, I had to get him off my ass and I gave him the last money I had. I genuinely was so close to a nervous breakdown once I boarded my plane and got the hell outta there.

    • @John_DaMan
      @John_DaMan ปีที่แล้ว +23

      but you were able to communicate cause you both spoke arabic right?

    • @ballerinlife9512
      @ballerinlife9512 ปีที่แล้ว +241

      @@John_DaMan it doesn't matter my friend for real... I speak Arabic and I still got f'ed up every day when I visited Cairo. See, when they hear you speak an Arabic dialect that's not Egyptian they'll know that you are a tourist... And they'll swarm you.

    • @John_DaMan
      @John_DaMan ปีที่แล้ว +94

      @@ballerinlife9512 i see...damn i hate being haggled when traveling..i guess Egypt is off my list.

    • @lhibaking
      @lhibaking ปีที่แล้ว +14

      So don't come to Egypt again

    • @yazeedalsalmi1816
      @yazeedalsalmi1816 ปีที่แล้ว +203

      @@lhibaking Trust me, I won’t even think about it..

  • @astrorobinson3716
    @astrorobinson3716 ปีที่แล้ว +299

    My grandparents went there before they passed. They visited quite a few different countries in their lifetime but they talked about Egypt like it was absolutely dreadful.

    • @navylaks2
      @navylaks2 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Egypt, Morroco, UAE, Qatar etc they're all the same dreadful places because they are part of Muhammadania.

    • @hircine92h
      @hircine92h 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

      it is dreadful indeed.

    • @pipipupu5104
      @pipipupu5104 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@hircine92hyou're racist to Indians and Egyptians

    • @hircine92h
      @hircine92h 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@pipipupu5104 Kinda I am. I just hate %99 of those ppl.

    • @pipipupu5104
      @pipipupu5104 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@hircine92h why is it because you're white

  • @prathapthoguru9834
    @prathapthoguru9834 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Removing from my bucket list, Thank you!

  • @tracyjohnson3496
    @tracyjohnson3496 7 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    I'm so sorry you had to go through all of this.
    Such a shame.

  • @hediya1704
    @hediya1704 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +80

    I’m Chinese, have been in Egypt once in 2017, had experienced nearly losing my passport and finally found in the airport, the taxi driver and police were working together to cheat me for some money for the passport I found by myself, unbelievable country……

  • @mohammedosman88
    @mohammedosman88 2 ปีที่แล้ว +403

    I am Egyptian and I agree with you 100% ! People need to stop visiting there so that things could change after a $$$$ crunch!

    • @xfilevirusxrubberdickie2494
      @xfilevirusxrubberdickie2494 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Egyptian government are stupid

    • @aminurrahman5739
      @aminurrahman5739 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Was literally in the process of booking my holiday to Egypt but not anymore. Disgraceful

    • @kevinanand94949
      @kevinanand94949 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Ur the only genuine guy below the commments who said real truth

    • @ismailmounsif1109
      @ismailmounsif1109 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      What’s better be ruled by those hypocrites the Muslim brotherhood sisi is a millions better than Morsi and that’s a fact be grateful he provides for you security minus the bad things he does.

    • @killerrabbit2693
      @killerrabbit2693 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Not sure you understand what the word sadistic means.

  • @ArtemKonstantinovich
    @ArtemKonstantinovich 11 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Thank you for the warning. Taking Egypt off my bucket list

    • @samehahmed7819
      @samehahmed7819 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

      We do not want your visit and we are not honored by it. It is enough that Egypt receives more than 10 million refugees on its soil. Stay away from us, you saboteurs

  • @fplmaestro2264
    @fplmaestro2264 29 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

    I had a layover there before connecting they took my passport and all and said they want to call Canada to confirm if they were expecting me. I'm like what the hell these are my permits with the Canadian government stamps on them. Was there until final call for boarding on my connecting flight. The absolute worst experience I've ever had

  • @gregbrogan9061
    @gregbrogan9061 ปีที่แล้ว +132

    Decades ago my family went on vacation to Egypt. We were in the airport in Cairo trying to take a domestic flight to Luxor. The guy behind the check-in counter looked at our tickets but told my father we are not on the flight list. After some discussion, it was decided my father should go behind the counter and look at the screen himself... The screen was turned OFF! My father handed him some money, the screen was turned on, and there we were on the list. Just felt like the scamming was everywhere. Amazing historic sights in Egypt... but....

    • @LetsRock1t
      @LetsRock1t ปีที่แล้ว +4


    • @kanoziko8583
      @kanoziko8583 ปีที่แล้ว

      It is clear that the way you speak is racist. Egypt is a beautiful country, a safe country, and a country that has many very beautiful places. You came to Egypt to search for problems, and you did not come to Egypt to search for beauty, calmness, and peace. Your way of expression is very clear because you are a racist person.

  • @purplelamington279
    @purplelamington279 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2974

    This needs to go viral, so that future tourists who have never visited the country can be alerted.

    • @justinh7099
      @justinh7099 2 ปีที่แล้ว +95

      I was literally just there for a month. He is exaggerating a lot.

    • @RealPlatoishere
      @RealPlatoishere 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@justinh7099 Egyptian or a moslim which are u or both lol .......🤡

    • @innanalaken2981
      @innanalaken2981 2 ปีที่แล้ว +173

      I was planning to visit. Now I might not go. I don’t want to risk goin there.

    • @relaxedandhappylife7932
      @relaxedandhappylife7932 2 ปีที่แล้ว +86

      @@justinh7099 do you have stuff just like this guys? Try it then you'll know.

    • @cbtan16
      @cbtan16 2 ปีที่แล้ว +155

      Seeing previous youtube travel vloggers getting scammed at the pyramids; plus now this video - makes me not ever want to go to Egypt at all.

  • @ahmed_hishamh
    @ahmed_hishamh 15 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    OMG this is very heart breaking to me as an Egyptian, I wish I could do anything to make these people's experiences any better but I guess I will never be able to, I just wish something would change and people and tourists would be able to enjoy their experiences again!

  • @zombiemom6701
    @zombiemom6701 25 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    This is a shame. I’ve been obsessed with ancient Egypt since I was a kid and it was on my bucket list to go.

  • @ChrisEva589
    @ChrisEva589 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1145

    I'm Australian, my wife kids and myself are extremely well travelled. I agree...don't go to Egypt. The hassle, corruption and vulnerability to travellers is very, very scary.

    • @originalthoth7313
      @originalthoth7313 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Fake stuff, Egypt is rated one of the most safest places to travel.

    • @LAZY_LKPS
      @LAZY_LKPS 2 ปีที่แล้ว +174

      @@originalthoth7313 based on what?

    • @amroelzamly8975
      @amroelzamly8975 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @@LAZY_LKPS on the huge number of tourists every year 😁

    • @originalthoth7313
      @originalthoth7313 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      "Egypt Selected Among Best Destinations For 2022 By Lonely Planet
      Egypt joins Malawi, Nepal, Oman, Anguilla, Slovenia, Belize, Mauritius, Norway, and the Cook Islands, as the world’s top destinations travelers should think about when selecting their next traveling experience, where Egypt was hailed for its rich history and architectural wonders through the ages."

    • @lowbeeman
      @lowbeeman 2 ปีที่แล้ว +94

      @@originalthoth7313 why are you even on this comment thread?

  • @mowgoud
    @mowgoud 2 ปีที่แล้ว +395

    I am a 38 years old male Egyptian. and I am just so glad that your videos showed the true side of egyptain government to the whole world. I struggled with this, every single day for 33 years before leaving.

    • @MrGayo7
      @MrGayo7 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      That right! The world must know!!

    • @ismailmoharram16
      @ismailmoharram16 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      And I am egyptian and I am telling you good riddance...please stay where you are

    • @abyhamdy1290
      @abyhamdy1290 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Why what did you do wrong? In every country, and I mean every country there are both the good and the bad sides. It totally depends how you want to see it! Just for you to know the Egyptian government is going to take action into this and will allow tourists to film as much as they want! “The world must know”.

    • @rehamalvie2027
      @rehamalvie2027 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Not only government maximum guy is also a lunatic compared to other people.

    • @wigglyk2796
      @wigglyk2796 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Egypt is a highly developed Islamic country. All these foreigneres spreading hate about egypt will be taken to task. Strict punishment must be given to the enemies of Egypt.

  • @ImTasty1978
    @ImTasty1978 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I have watched you for years. I have never heard you say this. This was nuts. That got terrifying.

  • @j.covington547
    @j.covington547 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Thank you for this video and information. My wife and I have just changed our plans!!

    • @thomasanders8515
      @thomasanders8515 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Dont go there. Especially with woman!

  • @filip3620
    @filip3620 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +180

    I was in Egypt and while seeing the ancient sights was amazing. Everything else was not. Worst trip I ever went on and never going back. Most people were hostile and at one point a whole group of men surrounded my girlfriend and was making her very uncomfortable. I had to get her away and they became threatening towards me. Very unpleasant.

    • @colonelccccc
      @colonelccccc 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

      No worries, thanks to the Internet, they will soon stop seeing so many tourists in the following years.

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      ​@@colonelccccc and who told you that they are waiting for tourists even to come ? 😂😂😂😂

    • @TroyTempest777
      @TroyTempest777 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@Whoareyou-dt4kg Because you simple minded fool, tourism accounts for a large percentage of egypts economy. Without tourists they lose billions of dollars.

    • @Whoareyou-dt4kg
      @Whoareyou-dt4kg 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      ​@@TroyTempest777 lol even if tourism makes 100% of it's economy, no one is not waiting for anyone to come

    • @rallara
      @rallara 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      You were very lucky. Watch Lara Logan's experience from 2011, absolutely shocking. Raped by a mob

  • @richardfox4803
    @richardfox4803 2 ปีที่แล้ว +147

    My Egyptian horror story, in brief. I had food poisoning on the first day. The first symptoms I noticed was coming out of a coma on Day 5, only to find myself tied to a hospital bed. My family had been told I was unlikely to live. Due to the nature of my family to only people able to travel were women, they were advised by the British Foreign office that as unaccompanied women they would be more at risk than myself. It turns out that 2 days of my coma had been spent lying on the floor of my hotel room, charming. After 2 week in an intensive care, I had to be medically evacuated by a Doctor. The British Consul and the Doctor worked for the best part of 36 hours clearing the paperwork. Despite this every person we had to pass in the airport did his damndest to stop me boarding the flight. The lowest point, among many, was when Egyptian customs insisted the Doctor to put his resuscitation gear in the hold ! When they finally were convinced of the reason , they then tried to stop him taking the batteries for his oxygen generator and it took a twenty minute negotiation so that he could provide enough oxygen for the 5 hour flight. A single battery at a time ! Meanwhile I'm slumped in a rickety wheel chair. The moment I felt the airplane wheels leave the runway I a wave of relief and joy, and swore I would never return to Egypt EVER !

    • @gregrenox9644
      @gregrenox9644 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      The Mindset of Them is such a Backwards that its true their way of thingking is like a Stone age People. Never understood basic human Reasoning and Decency.

    • @m1k1a1
      @m1k1a1 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @XPress Right. I mean who would have guessed Kinder was an Egyptian company.

    • @ysfelo3818
      @ysfelo3818 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      That's so bad. Glad you got out if there and doing well now

    • @Celisar1
      @Celisar1 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @XPress Troll.

    • @kimmanning4989
      @kimmanning4989 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Holy cow! That’s horrific

  • @PeterEnis1510
    @PeterEnis1510 6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Thanks for showing your experiences

  • @shane864
    @shane864 ปีที่แล้ว +754

    Every time there is a "what's the worst place to travel" question asked online, the answer is always Egypt. Like, overwhelmingly. Everybody hates going to Egypt. What a shame.

    • @paulaelias3008
      @paulaelias3008 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      a shame to who???

    • @sikerslalatm3147
      @sikerslalatm3147 ปีที่แล้ว +150

      @@paulaelias3008 maybe to the people whose lives depend on tourism ? Or maybe the fact that the county itself is very beautiful and full of history, and not being able to visit it would be a shame? What a weird question

    • @paulaelias3008
      @paulaelias3008 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@sikerslalatm3147 Who tf are you.

    • @businessisboomin7252
      @businessisboomin7252 ปีที่แล้ว +108

      @@paulaelias3008 bro, don't get defensive, the person is right

    • @shadowvortex6653
      @shadowvortex6653 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@businessisboomin7252 na you

  • @shahzadachowdhry9266
    @shahzadachowdhry9266 ปีที่แล้ว +322

    I’ve lived in Cairo for 9 months now, and I can tell you that Egypt is a very crooked country. You’ll meet some of the most kindest people, but you’ll also encounter some of the most dishonest and unethical human beings who care only about money.

  • @Zizoosworld
    @Zizoosworld 22 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    I absolutely loved my time in Cairo, stayed with my 4 year old and yes its not the cleanest city and densely populated but hey, the City has been in existence for a super long time and its the rich fabric of the city that makes ut a worthwhile place to visit. If you can speak some Arabic, it will go a long way too. I went to so many lovely restaurants in addition to the usual sites

  • @ondrejsevcik5588
    @ondrejsevcik5588 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I was in Egypt 1 month ago and I totally agree.