SO...MUCH... SAND

SO...MUCH... SAND

trying to not take the sands home?

One thing everybody thinks about when they think about Egypt is sand. Lots and lots of sand. Well, Yes There is lots of sand. It's one of the iconic things about Egypt. Lets face it however, not everbody wants to take the sands home with them. Or atleast if they do it's because they want a momento thats symbolic.

Having it in their clothes, shoes, backpacks or whatever is a different matter. Dressing to beat the sands however is a tall order. When it comes to shoes there are a few options a visitor can go with. Sandals are one, being open as such it's easy to just kick the sand off. Some will still stick to the bottoms of your feet due to body oil and persperation anyway, but atleast your not collecting it. Boots are a good option. By this I'm more talking about riding, or tall combat boots, as anything shorter will still collect sand as you walk. Anything like running or basketball shoes will just catch anything you cick up and have countless ways for sand to work it's way in.

 

There is also a pretty common sense rule when it comes to clothing in general. The more nooks and crannies, the more you will collect. This will become clear when you check your pockets and pull out a handfull of the stuff, or seperate the folded seams in your wear and notice the line of sand trapped there. Loose flowing clothes and t-shirts are a good way to go. Though if you are feeling up to it taking a page and wearing the more traditional loose flowing gowns or tunics my help leave the ancient sands where they properly belong.