There's this little magazine you might see floating around in the Maadi area. It's called the Expats' Guide. It's a self-published magazine that contains a handful of ads as well as interviews with Egyptian radio personalities. I'm not really sure how that qualifies it to be an expats' guide. Nevertheless, I usually grab a copy when I go to Villa 55 and skim through it while I'm waiting for my food.
Anyway, things were plugging along nicely with the interview until I got to the page on the right. Safi is a college graduate with a bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery who works in radio instead, most likely due to the low salaries of doctors working in Egyptian public hospitals. But I digress.
I'm not sure exactly what the question was - probably something like "what advice do you have to offer other Egyptians", but Safi's response was this:
"Safi says be confident, be proud, learn how to step on your pride when you
have to. Safi says Egypt needs less Body Odor! So please shower once
a day. At least once a day. You don't have to have soap or shampoo,
just water, it's very important"
Thanks Safi. Sounds like good advice. But I think I'll stick with using soap and shampoo.