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Tourism to Egypt has dropped dramatically

Tourism numbers have dropped dramatically since the uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak last year. If you want to avoid crowds there, now is the time to go!

“After January 25, tourism stopped. There’s no more work,” laments Saad Darwish, who sports around a dozen of the baseball caps he has for sale, one atop another, on his head.

In ordinary times, around 1 000 tourists a day would be flocking to Saqqara, one of the oldest and richest of Egypt’s many archeological sites.

But these days the numbers range from a handful to about 200, according to vendors here.

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Story: Celine Cornu, IOL News | Photo: Reuters

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