Egypt is two states in one.
One is a developed tourist center, well-equipped and prosperous.
The other is the poorest North African country in which ruin reigns.
It is interesting to know how the indigenous Egyptians live, which are not related to the tourism business.
Take for example a small Egyptian citySafaga, which is located on the coast, but has no direct relation to tourism. There is no definite center of the city - it falls at the intersection of two central streets. There are no sidewalks in Safaga, pedestrians walk right along the carriageway. Strictly speaking, there are no strict rules of the road.
There are more motorcycles in Safaga than cars. Cars can be found here, but, in the main, very old. Here you can see, for example, Russian Zhiguli and Muscovites, covered for beauty from inside with skins with tiger color and with a Koran under the windshield.
Arab families are numerous, on the streets of the cityMany children. Egyptian children are sociable, happy to be photographed with foreigners, however, like indigenous adults. Any child here will not miss the opportunity to ask an adult for money.
Almost every house in Safaga is not completed, becauseThe tax on it is much lower than the tax on the completed premises. The walls of the houses, the owners of which made the pilgrimage to Mecca, painted, painted, they depict the means of transportation of a Muslim to holy places.
The beach of Safaga is very different from the beaches in the resort area of Egypt. He's very dirty. By the way, the Egyptians do not bathe at a temperature of 25 degrees, since such days are considered cold.
The family life of the Egyptians is built on the centuries-oldMuslim traditions. The man is the head of the family and the owner of the house. He is completely free in his actions and desires. A woman is engaged in home and raising children. For a woman, education is not important, and if she works, it is considered a disgrace for the family. A woman should not go out without a hijab (kerchief). Men-Egyptians can have up to four wives, if able to provide them.
To tourists, Egyptians are treated with disdain, as to "cash cows". But despite this, they are good-natured and cheerful people.