what is the currency look like and the value of a dollar in egypt
I am a female foreigner resident in Egypt and want to take a day trip from Cairo to Alexandria. I am looking for an affordable and reliable travel agent to take me sight seeing by on the last week of this month. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks.
Hello, we are thinking of spending 10 - 14 days at the beginning of August in Agamy beach. Can someone pls recommend where to find private housing (apartment or small house) for rent for that time. And which area would be suitable for us, as we are travelling with our small dog and wish to wear bikini / swimming trunks only.
I hope someone can help! Thx a lot!
i am visiting alexandria next week so can anyone tell me which is the best way to see the good things in the city and what is the convenient way to see these all thing. which is the best tour manager for things to see in the city.
I am an American woman traveling alone for a week in Alexandria (next week). I am meeting up with my husband, who is traveling on business at the end of that week. Together he & I will go to Cairo, Luxor, Sinai peninsula, the Petra & onward.
I have the right clothes & attitude -- I've been to other Islamic countries before. But there are some things that I cant seem to find info about:
1. Are self-guided tours OK? Are there any specific places I should avoid?
2. Whats the best neighborhood for someone in my situation to stay?
3. Will the weather really be too bad for diving?
4. If I did go diving, what's the most culturally-appropriate swimwear? I hate offending people or attracting unwanted attention.
5. Any other tips for the rest of the trip with my hubby?
Hello there! Can anybody guide me where to find Christian religious items (local handicrafts) in Alexandria or Cairo? Is there any web-site available (just to see them, not buy on line)? Stefanos
How I travel with my family and my car to alexandria from tunsia by ship?
Any idea about the approx. fare of a taxi from al nozha airport(near sumuha) to the city ( kafr abdo -bokla )being only a 15 minutes ride .
I need some help and assistance if you all would know how to get from Borg El Arab Airport to Misr Station so that we can catch our train from Alexandria to Cairo. Anyone know how much does it cost and mode of transportation to get there? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
How hot is it in Alexandria and Cairo in early December
How hot is it in Alexandria and Cairo in early December
I have a two part question. First, I'm coming to Alexandria by cruise ship on 20 and 21Oct, 2010. One day I wanted to spend some time in Alexandria. I'm not sure how close the cruise terminal is in relation to the sights within Alexandria. Do we need to take a taxi? Are taxi's metered or must we barter? Should we walk?
My second question is are there one day cooking schools in Alexandria? I'd like to learn to make some local dishes.
Im planing to book transit hotel for 1 night in Alexendria as my last day in touring egypt. Ive read good reivews, was wondering if anyone been there. does it have a view?
I cant see email id's for union or crecill.
also what's best way to go to cairo airport from here. take 4pm train that would reach cairo at 6:30 and then a shuttle to airport say another 1 or 1.5 hrs. estimate to be airport at 8ish as my flight is 11pm.
I'm going to be in Cairo and am very confused if I should visit alexenria as a day trip (saves check in & check out) or spend the night in alex so i have more time there (basically would get some time late night & early morning).
Day trip would give me 6-8 hours max i beleive would cover all the main spots. However, I heard the city has a nice mediterrain feel and maybe worthwhile to spend a night as that's max i can.
Can someone tell the earliest bus to Alexandria from Cairo. I have to catch a flight from Alex airport to Amman at 10:50am and the earliest train leave Cairo at 6:00am. If not I have to stay overnight in Alexandria, traveling by train a day earlier. What is the distance between the train or bus station to Alex airport? Thanks!
I used to live in Heliopolis St in Camp Cesar, Alexandria, more than 50 years ago. A friend of mine is now traveling to Alexandria and wants to visit the street.
Can anyone tell me the new name of the street please? I cannot seem to find it under the old name on any map. The best guess I can make is that the street is now called Youssef Fahmy. Is that correct?
Thank you so much for your help.
I heard about an express bus from Alexandria to Cairo airport-
could someone tell me more about this? Is it reliable?
Where could I book tickets and catch this bus? How much should I expect to pay?
How long does it take from Alex to Cairo airport?
thank you so much/ SHUKRAN
Can anyone tell me about taxis in Alex. Arriving in the West Harbour for one day and want to see some sights - is it easy enough to pick up taxis at all the sightseeing places, Library, Catacombs etc or would it be better to try and hire a taxi for a half day and if so roughly what would be the expected rate?
Also have heard that you aren't allowed cameras into catacombs - is there a secure place to lock them in or do you have to trust site staff with your camera - happy not to take photos but don't like handing my camera over to a complete stranger.
Thank you for any help/guidance you can offer.
Firstly, do you have to pay for an entrance/viewing of these sights, and if so how much? Secondly are these sights within walking distance of other historical sights or attractions?
Hi - i hope someone can help.
I would like to have a small gold cartouche made for my mum with my dads name in hieroglyphincs in it. I would like to place an order for it now and pay and collect it when we visit Alex. in january as a surprise for her.
I have seen sites for this in the Cairo area but none in Alex.
Is it possible for this to be done- does anyone know of any web sites for Alex.
I am only there for 1 day and so would like to have this arranged in advance.
Many thanks Elaine
Alexandria tram tips - Can someone help me to find the correct tram service (tram number) from Misr Station - Biblothica Alexandria and then Biblothica - Qeit El Bay and back from Queit El Bay - Misr Station. I believe yellow tram operate this route! I have only 6 hours transit in Alexandria......can i make a trip from El Nozha airport to Misr Station @14:00 hrs, buy my ticket to cairo (20:15 hrs) and go for a quick tram tour from misr station-corniche-library-queit el bay and back to misr station..............! thx
I was at the City Centre Mall in Alexandria in January and I came across a small kiosk in the mall that sold essential oils and perfumes. The vendor also had a basket of what appeared to be chunks of soap in a basket by the cash register. I was told that it wasn't soap but you used it to rub on your skin after showering. The scent was absolutely heavenly and I....can't remember what it was!!!!! The chunks are orange/gold in color, about 2cm thick and of varying sizes and the scent had a sweetness to it that lasts forever, but is not cloying. Please help me identify this item (and where I could possibly purchase it by mail) as I am not in the position to travel back to Egypt right at this moment to find it :) Thank you
I want to visit Alexandria then Damanhour and a place near there that was called El Rico (my family lived there a long time ago) there seems very little info about Damanhour, hotels, station etc I'm wondering if I should stay in Alexandria and just visit Damanhour I'v no idea what is there now. Also it seems hard to find hotels that are neither luxury tourist hotels or back packers hostels. Anyone got any ideas
Thanks in advance
hi, how far is Alexandria El Borg airport from Cairo Pyramid area. I see that we need to take highway #11. How much would a taxi cost one way and how long would it take. The thing is I am trying to see if it is practical (safe- as we would be travelling in the evening)to take a flight out of Alexandria instaed of Cairo as the flights are much cheaper. I want to know if its worth the hassle including the extra taxi fare.
Should I go through all the trouble to buy tickets Cairo - Alexandria and back with a travel agent or should I just get the tickets on the day we go to Alexandria.
Is it possible to walk from the Cruise Terminal to Pompey's Pillar and then to the Catacombs? We are fit 50 somethings and will be in Alexandria in September so not too hot.
My husband and I will be in Alexandria in Feb:
We would like a guide for the following:
I hear that the train starting from Aswan>>Luxor>>Cairo>>Alexandria is temporary closed. If I just want to go to Alexandria from Cairo, what else can I take? And the time and fee? thank you.
I will be arriving at the Alexandria cruise port on Feb 22. My understnding is I should take a taxi to the train station to get to Cairo. (We are active so we have no problem walking but have no clue how to get to the train station-is it easy and can I get directions.)
Once in Cairo I assume we jump on the Metro to go to the pyramids. which line do we take and where is the metro station. I have looked it up and it appears it is across the street??
Since we will have all day in Cairo what would the recommended sites be? And how do you get there?
We are also taking a felluca sail on the nile. What time do these run and how much are they? where do we catch the boat? is there anything we should know about this.
finally, I would like to ride a camel-or at least sit on one! (I am in Canada and we only have polar bears!!! haha)
thanks in advance! sorry for so many questions!
I'm arriving in Alexandria tomorrow night at midnight. I need a CHEAP place to stay and options seem limited. Anyone know of a good place?
Also, I'm going to leave the next morning for Cairo. How do you get there? I'm currently in Tehran, so I'm pretty much doing this blindly with no guidebooks and very limited Internet resources. Any/all advice is greatly appreciated!!!