I am going on a cruise next month calling at Alexandria and Port Said. I will be taking excursions organised by Cunard but as this will be the only time I ever get to visit Egypt, I would like to buy a few momentos and presents. I gather that you get a much better rate for your money from Egyptian banks but with our timetable, this won't be possible. I therefore wonder if it's best to get our Egyptian currency in the UK or whether Euros, US dollars would be a better bet. As I have no idea about current prices in the country I also have no idea how much money we would need and don't want to change too much as I will never get another chance to use it!
I hope someone can help