What should I pack when moving to Maadi?
We asked people living in Maadi to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...
"When moving to Maadi, you should pack lightweight and breathable clothing, such as cotton and linen, to stay comfortable in the hot climate. Make sure to include modest attire, like long skirts, pants, and shirts with sleeves, to respect the local culture. Bring a few pieces of warm clothing for cooler evenings and air-conditioned spaces. Pack comfortable and sturdy shoes for walking on uneven surfaces, as well as sandals for warmer days. Don't forget a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. Bring essential toiletries, including any preferred brands that may be difficult to find in Egypt. It's also a good idea to pack a basic first aid kit with medications for common ailments like stomach issues, pain relief, and allergies. Ensure you have all necessary travel documents, such as your passport, visa, and any required vaccinations or medical records. Make copies of these documents and store them separately from the originals. Pack a power adapter and voltage converter for your electronic devices, as Egypt uses a different plug type and voltage than many other countries. Bring some cash in Egyptian pounds, as well as a debit or credit card that works internationally. It's also helpful to have a small Arabic phrasebook or language app to help with communication. Lastly, pack a few personal items that remind you of home, like photos or small decorations, to make your new living space in Maadi feel more comfortable and familiar," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Maadi, Egypt.
"Clothing appropriate for the climate, which includes lightweight seasonal options for summer and warm, layered items for winter, toiletries, medication, bedding (sheets, pillows, blankets), towels, cleaning supplies, kitchen utensils, dishes, pots and pans, microwave, refrigerator, air conditioning, television, phone and internet access, stationary, furniture, books, art supplies, and decorations," commented one expat who made the move to Maadi, Egypt.
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