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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Alexandria?

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We asked people in Alexandria if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"I was in the mobile shop and after arranging our cellphone airtime etc. was asked for the visa, whereupon I pulled out my husband's passport and pointed to our visa. Much to the shop assistant's amusement he pointed out that he wanted the Visa credit card," remarked another expat in Alexandria, Egypt.

"It is important to be respectful of local customs and traditions when visiting Alexandria. It is important to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. It is also important to be aware of the local laws and regulations, and to avoid taking photographs of military or government buildings. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local customs regarding public displays of affection, as these may be seen as inappropriate in some areas. Finally, it is important to be respectful of local religious beliefs and practices, and to avoid making any comments that could be seen as offensive or disrespectful," said a member in Alexandria, Egypt.

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