Kosher in Egypt? Greece? Other travel suggestions?
I am planning a trip to Israel this winter. In addition, I'd like to tack on a trip to another "once in a lifetime" place. My searches for kosher food in Greece and Egypt have turned up virtually nothing (some Chabad catering in Athens), so I guess I'm open to suggestions. I thought about Egypt because we are going to Eilat, but that doesn't seem very viable either.
Does anyone have a recommendation for an add-on trip (just 2-3 days) that's a bit exotic and where we can still eat?
Thanks in advance.
I had a great-uncle who worked for the Jewish Agency. He was quite observant. But when he traveled in Muslim countries (he lived in Morocco while working on the Aliyah), he would have grilled fish.
For food matters, i would suggest that you leave time for the side trips and when in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem you find a travel agent there that sets up packages for those who observe Kashrut. Turkey is a popular destination as well.
On the other hand, you can go to Cairo, go to the open synagogue and ask if anyone there has a suggestion. And you eat olives and vegetarian food, knowing that for the most part they don't use animal fats except butter in cooking.
Greece, well, there is some use of lard and all through the mediterranean, christian or muslim, folks eat their shellfish. Best bet, Israeli travel agent in Israel.