A tourist has revealed why visiting Egypt quickly turned into one of the worst travel experiences of her life.
Grace Cheng, better known as @gracietravels, spent a week in northeast Africa visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza and other historical monuments, but she never felt safe while the weather.
Her vacation was ruined by “aggressive” scammers prowling “everywhere” trying to rid innocent tourists of their money.
“I felt so uncomfortable visiting Egypt… Scamming is a big problem here and I didn’t really know how bad it was for the first time,” she said. stated on TikTok. video.
“The culture of unrest here is insane. Everywhere we went, we were constantly being asked to pay something. If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t feel safe here.
Grace shared her experience in an attempt to alert other travelers to the “exhausting” dangers she endured.
Grace Cheng did not feel safe during her stay in Egypt. She says scammers lurk around tourist attractions in an attempt to trick visitors into asking them for money.
“Don’t let anyone take your picture, don’t let anyone put anything in your hand, and don’t follow anyone if they have something to show you because they will ask you for money,” Grace continued.
She added that she “didn’t even feel safe” even with a tour guide by her side.
“We had a lot of friends in the area and they kept coming up with tons and tons of upgrades, like climbing a rock to take a picture with the background,” she said. .
Gracie said it was “a little scary” that the scammers refused to be paid and kept demanding money.
“That being said, if you have a good tour guide, they will know what is right and wrong when it comes to scamming. So for that, you can trust them,” she added.
Gracie also wouldn’t recommend traveling to Egypt alone, especially if you’re a woman.
“When it comes to men, they look at you, and it’s not even a normal look, it’s one of those really uncomfortable looks where they’ll never take their eyes off you,” she said. .
Besides feeling anxious in the presence of people, she was terrified of losing her luggage.
“We had private drivers everywhere we went, but every time we were dropped off at a site and left bags in the van, I thought I would never see them again,” she added.
“Don’t let anyone take your picture, don’t let anyone put anything in your hand and don’t follow anyone if they have something to show you because they will ask you for money,” Grace warned.
Other travelers who have also visited Egypt before said that they too never felt safe during their stay.
‘I agree. I have traveled the world and Egypt is the only country where I did not feel safe,” wrote one.
“I felt the same while visiting Egypt and Morocco,” commented another.
“I’ve seen so many videos of people saying Egypt is the worst place to visit. Which makes me sad, because I want to see him one day,” added a third.
Another said: “I would love to go to Egypt but honestly I haven’t heard a good word about it. »
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