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Posts Tagged ‘Greg Melville’

‘Is backpacking in Egypt safe?’ Friendly Planet says yes!

I was thrilled to announce Friendly Planet’s return to Egypt a few weeks ago. Friendly Planet has been monitoring the situation in Egypt since the revolution in January 2011. After almost 30 years of sending tourists there, we have great contacts on the ground that send us information every day. That’s how we knew it was time for us to resume tours there.

It seems that other seasoned travelers feel the same way. That’s why Greg Melville asked, “Is backpacking in Egypt safe?” in Outside Magazine‘s online travel column, “Adventure Adviser.” I agree, along with other travel experts, that it’s safe to return to this historic country, where authorities have taken every possible precaution to keep travelers safe.

Pop on over to see what I had to say to Greg, and get some special insight about travel to Egypt right now! Thanks, Greg, for including my thoughts in your piece!