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Egypt

  1. 1. Egypt Brought to you by Waldemar Santiago
  2. 2. Egypt <ul><li>A country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula f orming a land bridge in Western Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west. </li></ul>
  3. 3. People <ul><li>Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. </li></ul><ul><li>The great majority of its estimated 82 million live near the banks of the Nile River. </li></ul>
  4. 4. People Cont. <ul><li>Egyptians are always there when you need help. </li></ul><ul><li>They invite you into their houses when they hardly know you. </li></ul><ul><li>Family ties are far stronger than in the west. </li></ul><ul><li>Most don't drink alcohol or eat pork. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ramadan <ul><li>Is the ninth of the twelve months in the Islamic lunar calendar. </li></ul><ul><li>People fast from dawn to sunset, every day. This means not consuming food and drink, including water, during daylight hours. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the time when they all come close to each other and respect each other. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Customs <ul><li>Share bread off the same plate as another to commemorate opening up a relationship with that person. </li></ul><ul><li>Egyptian men kiss other men on the cheek. </li></ul><ul><li>It's considered highly inappropriate to tip professionals. If you take a taxi, don't tip. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Traditions <ul><li>Many weddings are still &quot;arranged marriages&quot; with the old tradition still alive of the groom's family proposing to the bride to be. </li></ul><ul><li>Egyptians believe direct eye contact is a sign of honesty and sincerity, so be prepared for disconcertingly intense stares. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Egypt its a very interesting country, full of history and traditions that follow generation after generation until this day. It is definitely a place I would visit before I die. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reference <ul><li>Egypt. (2009, February 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:26, February 24, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Egypt&oldid=272930329 </li></ul><ul><li>Panto, D. (2007, November 27). The Customs of Egypt - What To Expect. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Customs-of-Egypt---What-To-Expect&id=853261 </li></ul>

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