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    • Travel during election time

      Cairo Apr 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM

      I am a 56 year old mother who will be traveling with my son (30) and his friend (24) to Sharm May 24-31, then plan on spending 4 days in Cairo, May 31-June 4. With the upcoming elections, what are your thoughts as far as safety/timing? We are all American citizens

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    • nabq taxi or bus

      Egypt Apr 5, 2014 at 4:45 AM

      Can anyone please tell me weather I should use bus or taxi to get about from nabq bay to sharm etc and any idea on prices please.

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    • Day excursions

      Sharm El Sheikh 2 hours ago

      Hi all

      My girlfriend and I are arriving in Sharm, staying at the Hilton in Sharks Bay. We have looked at some things to do, in particular the quad biking, St Catherines and desert star gazing trips.

      Is it cheaper or better to buy these trips when we are over there?? I see they are advertised through companies over the internet but want to get the best deal possible and was considering buying before we go.

      Is there any other trips that are a must do when we are there, first time going to Sharm so any advice is greatly appreciated.

      Thanks

      Andy

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    • Aswan airport transfer

      Aswan Apr 13, 2014 at 1:14 AM

      What is the usual taxi fare from Aswan airport to central Aswan?

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    • Is it safe to visit Cairo?

      Cairo Apr 3, 2014 at 6:41 PM

      Hi, we are planning a trip in August and have a stop-over at Cairo for 13 hours (12:30 pm - 2 am) and 17 hours (6 am - 8:45pm) both ways. I was thinking about doing the Museum on one day and the Pyramids / Sphinx on the other. Could you please tell me if it is safe to travel outside to the city? I read an article which said that the Egyptian government is wooing tourists to visit places like Luxor and Aswan, but are not promoting Cairo. Also would you advice that we do both on the same day?

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    • Latest Train travel in Egypt from Cairo to Luxor and suitable to travel with 5 year old??

      Egypt Mar 31, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      Hi there,

      I've been to Egypt several times but not for 10 years. I'm a UK passport holder and I'm debating about going with my inquisitive 5 year old daughter in May and taking by train from Cairo to Luxor. Can anyone tell me if the day trains are still running between Cairo and Luxor and how you can book a ticket? Also, its a repeated question but how safe would Cairo and Luxor be with a 5 year old? I've had great experiences in the past but not sure what to expect now!

      Many Thanks

      Richard

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    • Should I visit Cairo?

      Cairo Apr 16, 2014 at 2:03 AM

      Greetings, I am thinking visiting Cairo to see the Pyramids and such a couple days after the elections? Is this advisable? Will is be safe after the elections? Thanks for any advice and help you can give me.

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    • UNSURE AND SCARED

      Cairo Apr 2, 2014 at 5:12 AM

      Just really frightened by whats going on in cairio , i fly out on the 16th May and have been told that the elections take place 26th-27th may i am going there to get married , i actually dont know what to do , this is the only time i have off from work and need to do this this year , my flights are booked , can anyone shed somelight as to their thoughts please

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    • Bombs attacks in Cairo

      Egypt Apr 2, 2014 at 8:26 AM

      We travelling from South Africa to Egypt from the 17th April to the 29th of April. WOrried about the uprising and bomb attacks in Cairo. Should we cancel our trip? Is it safe to travel to Egypt anymore?

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    • Travelling to Eygpt in August 2014

      Egypt Mar 30, 2014 at 6:14 AM

      Im doing a tour of the major acient sites around Eygpt and i was wondering if anyone else was planning trips around this time and if i should be concernced for my safety? Im travelling with a tour company with two males and another female.

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    • Would you go to Sharm El Sheikh?

      Sharm El Sheikh Mar 24, 2014 at 12:47 AM

      Would you go to Sharm El Sheikh?

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    • going to Hurghada in april 2014

      Hurghada Mar 24, 2014 at 2:38 AM

      is Hurghada safe now? seems alot of travllers have had no problems there with security etc?

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    • should I cancel my August Holiday 2014?

      Sharm El Sheikh Apr 16, 2014 at 5:38 AM

      Hi
      Please could someone advice? my 12 year old and I are going to Sharm Grand Plaza Resort Nabq Bay, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt for two weeks in beginning of August, its our first holiday for years..Yet now many people are saying we should cancel it as it will be way to hot! I feel stupid for not checking before booking! Hotel and area has great reviews and look beautiful! but i'm worried it would be ridiculously hot for us brits? Any advice please?

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    • VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CONNECTING FLIGHT FROM CAIRO

      Egypt Apr 13, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      Hi, we are british citezens and will be travelling to Hurghada in August. Both ways we have a short stop over in Cairo and connecting flight (3 hours stop overs) . will we require a visa for Cairo and a separate visa for Hurghada? if so how much does the Cairo visa cost? Hurghada is around £10 per person.

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    • One big day in Cairo.

      Cairo Mar 20, 2014 at 2:12 AM

      I would like to arrive in Cairo at 7am, visit the pyramids, then return to the airport for a flight leaving at 11pm. This would be on Wednesday, April 9th. I know traffic will be bad from the airport to the pyramids. Do you think it will be enough time? Would it be safe? Should I find a taxi to take me to the pyramids or should I set up a guide in advance to meet me at the airport?
      Thank you so much for your help.

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    • Advice on solo travel/working

      Egypt Apr 1, 2014 at 9:37 AM

      Hello,

      I need some advice a friend of mine is considering working in Egypt she's only young (19) and will possibly be traveling solo. I don't mind her going out there, I think it would be great for her! Just a little worried about her safety as I would really hate it if anything happened to her while she's out there.

      While we were on holiday a few months ago, there were several guys and staff at that matter who gave her a lot of attention and being a bit straight forward with her.

      Many thanks

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    • From Alexandria to Cairo by boat (yacht or dahabyia)?

      Egypt Apr 8, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      I am doing research for a book. I have been in love with Egypt since I was 6 years old, but unfortunately never had the opportunity (read: money) to visit that country. I am looking for information on the navigability of the Nile coming from Alexandria going to Cairo, in the late 1890's, early 1900's. Yes, I know the Nile does not exactly reach that city, because it turns into a delta. But from what I've seen of old maps of Alexandria, there was a connection from the harbor through side canals--I think one was the Mahamoudieh Canal, if my memory serves me right--that allowed small boats to reach the Nile river. I believe there was a dam built near Cairo, that had sluices, but can't find exact dates. I would be very thankful of any information anyone could advance.

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      Alexandria Dec 29, 2013 at 9:41 AM

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      Alexandria Sep 23, 2013 at 1:07 PM

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      Alexandria Feb 26, 2012 at 7:58 AM

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      American woman traveling solo next week in Alexandria -- need advice

      Alexandria Nov 30, 2011 at 4:38 PM

      Hi.

      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:

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      Christian religious items

      Alexandria Sep 7, 2011 at 1:33 AM

      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

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      Alexandria Jun 17, 2011 at 10:07 AM

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      cab fare from al nozha airport to city?

      Alexandria May 25, 2011 at 2:29 AM

      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 .
      TIA

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      Alexandria May 11, 2011 at 9:15 PM

      Good day,

      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.

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      Alexandria Oct 15, 2010 at 4:04 PM

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      Alexandria Oct 14, 2010 at 5:05 AM

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      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.
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      Alexandria Oct 13, 2010 at 5:08 AM

      Hi,
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      Alexandria Oct 3, 2010 at 8:30 PM

      Hi,

      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!

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    • Name of Heliopolis St, Camp Cesar, Kamb Shiiziir, Alexandria

      Alexandria Aug 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM

      Hello Everyone

      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.

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      Thank you so much for your help.
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      1 Answer Feb 18, 2013 at 4:33 AM
    • Express bus to Cairo airport from Alexandria

      Alexandria Aug 1, 2010 at 1:01 AM

      Hello!
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      thank you so much/ SHUKRAN

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      Muhafazat al Iskandariyah Jul 15, 2010 at 7:01 AM

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      Alexandria Feb 24, 2009 at 9:34 AM

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