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Gap Year in Egypt

Egypt, in northern Africa, has a booming population, high unemployment and harsh agricultural conditions mean it’s got more than its fair share of poverty. Egyptian industry centres around oil, petroleum, textiles, iron and steel; its low GNP is supplemented by tourist income (despite efforts by militant groups to discourage visitors) and by international aid.

You can travel, stay, and eat here very cheaply; full meals often cost less than £2 and air-conditioned bus travel starts at about 20p.

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