He is also a gay man who has spent most of his life in what has become one of the most dangerous places to be a sexual minority. Homosexuality is not explicitly illegal in this country that bridges northeast Africa with the Middle East, but people are routinely arrested and imprisoned on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity, according to Amnesty International. The crackdown was sparked after a gay man waving a rainbow flag was arrested during a concert in Cairo.
Laura Plummer deserves sympathy. The year-old shopworker from Hull had already endured 11 weeks of incarceration in an Egyptian cell when she learned on 26 December that she had been sentenced to three years for drug smuggling. Her offence: flying to Egypt with almost doses of tramadol in her baggage.
Me and my boyfriend are booking to travel to Hurghada and I was just wondering how safe it actually is for us both to be there. Are we going to encounter any problems whilst on holiday there? Somebody please put my mind at ease so I can enjoy the holiday. Many gay couples travel to Hurghada and have good holidays.
Bargaining is part of life when shopping in souqs and markets. It may seem an annoyance, but it pays to see it as a game. Just follow the basic rules:.
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We stumbled upon a secret blog, detailing homosexual hangouts across Egypt, and the best way to pick up a willing suitor on the streets. Egypt could soon become a hot spot for foreign gay tourists thanks to a the country's first gay sex guide aimed at randy tourists. The raunchy anonymous blog gives explicit details for foreigners hoping to hook up in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh and even Upper Egypt.
Egypt is a conservative society that increasingly condemns homosexuality. Although homosexuality is technically not a crime in Egypt, homosexual acts in public are, and gay men have been prosecuted using debauchery and public morals laws with prison terms of up to 17 years. In late the Egyptian government launched a large crack-down on the LGBT community, arresting 57 people in a series of raids. The situation for the local LGBT community remains very tense, and although there is a small and very underground gay scene in Cairo and Alexandria, tapping into it as a foreigner can be tricky and is risky.
Learn more about ancient Egyptian history in the Safaga area which is famous for its historical sites and natural beauty. Mons Claudianus is an interesting historical site, reachable by organized excursions that includes a stop at a Bedouin camp where you can observe their culture and sample their food. A small sand island in the middle of the bay of Safaga, Tobia is an ideal place to spend a day at sea.
The aftermath of a two-vehicle accident, which left at least four Germans and several Egyptians dead and others injured, is seen on the road between Hurghada and Safaga on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, Sunday, Dec. AP Photo. The Germans were airline crew members on their way to the Hurghada airport early Sunday, police said.