I'm going to Cairo in May, and unfortunately my husband now can't go with me because of work. As a result I've decided to cut my 2 week trip to Cairo in half and go to Greece for the second week.
There are many opinions expressed on-line regarding the safety of Western women traveling alone in Cairo, ranging from travelers having no problems, to people expressly advising 'DON'T do it'. My precautions will include seeing the sights through pre-arranged tours, I have transportation arranged through my hotel to/from the airport, I don't plan on walking anywhere at night, will take the hotel car to and from restaurants, I plan on dressing extremely modest and covered, and will wear a hajib if I'm walking somewhere in the day (hint: blonde).
Have any other women been to Cairo alone? If so, do you consider these to be suitable precautions in being able to experience Cairo with reduced harassment? I look forward to the challenge but would appreciate any feedback.