Planning your elective--Egypt
Mark Wilson gives some useful information
- By: Mark Wilson
Up in the northeast corner of Africa, Egypt has so much to offer the visitor. Despite this it is not generally a popular elective destination. It has some amazing cities, with its capital, Cairo, being the largest city in Africa. Other places with fascinating histories include Alexandria and Luxor. East of the Suez Canal is Mount Sinai and Mecca. In the west you have the Pyramids in Giza and the Nile bisecting the country into arid and semiarid deserts. In the south is the Aswân Dam, which sadly is making the Nile increasingly saline.
Of course, for the divers out there, there is the Red Sea with some of the best diving clubs being around Hurghada.
With some eminent Egyptian doctors and surgeons in Britain, you would think there must be loads in Egypt. But this is not the case. The doctor and patient ratio is 1:1340 (in Britain it