The Egyptian Pound (guinay) in LE5, LE10, LE20 LE50, LE100 and LE200 notes
Regional food differs depending on whether you’re in the north or south, beside the sea or in the desert. Look out for the ways different regions prepare mulukhiya, a rich green vegetable, and Ta’meya – or falafel. On the coast dine on spice-laced fish baked in earthenware pots. In the north, ful medames – flavoursome fava beans – is a must.
If a service charge doesn’t already appear on your bill, it’s customary to add around 10% as a tip. Many visitors also give a moderate tip to particularly helpful tour guides and taxi drivers.
Greet locals in the Egyptian way by saying “Ahlan” throughout the day