Please note that:
The Muslim faith determines the rhythm of life of Egyptians. This is evident from a purely external features: for example, five times a day the muezzin over the loudspeaker shall convene the faithful to prayer. And in the month of Ramadan, the night becomes day. Muslims fast all day and break their fast only after sunset. At this time, social life dies, government agencies are working only from 10.00 to 14.00.
Islamization almost completely eradicated customs Pharaonic era, except, perhaps, belly dance. However, radical Muslims have declared him as an uncompromising war, backed by threat of force, an increasing number of dancers prefer to remain out of work. Incidentally, many of these priestesses of art - the pupils of European schools of dance.
Islam is having on families and society is immeasurably greater impact than Christianity. The basis of secular law in Egypt constitutes a set of rules of Islamic law - Sharia, which, however, operates in a gentle way. For example, in Egypt renounced such strict penalties such as amputation of hands for theft. Attempts were made to reconcile the Sharia and modern legislation.
Egypt - an extremely hospitable country. Visitors are always greeted with open heart. You with interest questions about family, work, about your impressions of Egypt. Also, you are cordially invited to visit, even for a cup of tea.
For Russian citizens travel restrictions on the country there, but the single trip to the south of the country, especially in Luxor and Aswan, undesirable.