S1 African Adventure EGYPT Emma McInnes and Elliot Lambie 1C2 IP6 Mr McGowan
Sharm el sheikh Luxor The capital city CAIRO Malawi Alexandria
CURRENCY The Egyptian Pound (guineeh) The Egyptian currency is also used by other people including the Gaza strip.
MAIN PRODUCTS Papyrus paper paintings are very common in Egypt, they are also very expensive. Tourists pay lots of money for just 1 painting. Tourist also pay money to see the ancient pyramids and buy mini souvenirs of the pyramids and sculptures of ancient Egyptian gods. As see below
Flag, Religions & Language The flag in Egypt is red , white and black There are 2 main religions in Egypt; Muslim and the ancient religion with lots of gods and pharaohs The language in Egypt is mostly Arabic and so is the writing Hieroglyphics
Egyptians are friendly, hospitable and modest. They also have a sense of balance and moderation. Problems in Egypt, however, have a tendency to resist solutions. Everybody seems to accept that trouble will somehow work itself out. Insha’Allah and Ma'lesh are essential vocabulary for the visitor. A key to enjoying any visit to Egypt is infinite patience.
Egyptians are proud and sensitive. Proud of their history but sensitive of their present. This paradox explains why people do not like foreign photographers poking their cameras into their everyday life. Unless photographed at their best or in situations they are proud of, Egyptians are more comfortable away from the cameras.
Egyptians are, generally speaking, colour blind. Other races are regarded as equal and given the same consideration. Foreigners who live in Egypt are treated with respect and tolerance. Egyptians abroad are sometimes shocked and surprised by race hate problems in other countries.
CHARITY PROJECTS In Egypt there are many different projects to help the children. You can sponsor a child from SOS children's villages, the charity was set up in 1977 and the first village was build in Cairo. The village has 33 family houses and there is also a large nursery school, which is open to children from the local community as well as children from the village. There is also a village in Alexandria which has 11 family houses, two youth houses and like Cairo it has a nursery which children from the local community also attend. Bungalows at the children's village provide summer holiday accommodation for the children.
Wildlife Egypt has amazing wildlife. Especially under the sea. It has lots of different kinds of fish and also some sharks. Its clear water is good because you can see all the amazing colours of the fish and coral better. It also has got lots of amazing desert animals such as snakes and loads of camels. They use camels a lot to trek through the desert.
landmarks There are lots of landmarks in Egypt such as the pyramids and sphinx, the Cairo museum, Luxor and other historic places. The most famous sphinx and most famous statue it is called the great sphinx. The great sphinx was built about 4,500 years ago. It is located near Giza, a suburb of Cairo. Three of Egypt’s most famous pyramids stand near the sphinx.