I hope I do not offend anybody by asking this. I ask because I am seeking knowledge, not because I have a lot of prejudices or anything like that :)
I'm getting married, and we're thinking of a Nile cruise for our honeymoon. We haven't decided on the ship just yet, but it'll be the normal package with excursions etc.
We're both unfamiliar with Egypt. We've travelled a bit before, but mainly within Europe and the US. Having said that, I'd like to think we're both knowledgeable, open minded, non-judgemental people that certainly have no plans of being any kind of hillbilly-esque tourists that complain because things aren't like they are at home ;)
The thing is - I find myself a bit insecure and unsure of what to expect. I'm certainly not going to be surprised by an atmosphere that is a lot more noisy, chaotic, etc. etc. that in - say - London. I'm aware of naggy salesmen and pickpockets. I know, and have no problem with, that this is a completely different culture. I plan to act according to local customs, that includes dress. What has got me thinking is all the comments I've read in here about females getting hassled a lot - no matter what they wear.
This, I don't know what to think about. I'm not really good with that sort of stuff. AND I know that people online tend to exaggerate, I can deal with a few lines being shouted here and there, but how often does it really happen? And what sorts of things do they say? How about groping? (I feel like an ignorant person just for asking, but I really don't know what to expect...) Will it help being with a man and in a group? And how to deal?
We want a relaxing, fun-filled, completely chilled out honeymoon, and worrying about this has actually got me thinking that it could partly ruin the trip. I hope I'm wrong :-/