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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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    • travel from hurgharda to dahab

      Egypt Yesterday

      Hi is it safe for us to drive from Hurgharda to Dahab , we are british and moving to Dahab in june. is there a ferry from Hurgharda to Sharm ??

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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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    • Day excursions

      Sharm El Sheikh Yesterday

      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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    • 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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      White desert and NEW White desert

      Farafra Feb 9, 2013 at 7:46 AM

      HI again....continuing searching a lot...i found a tour-company(and only they do such a kind of tour, at least it was i found til now) that do a tour getting a site that they call "New White desert".....does someone Know if is there a different place on white desert with that name....the place, if exists, has a different visual(i mean a relief) from the rest?

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      Farafra Feb 9, 2013 at 7:36 AM

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    • Is it safe to travel in November 2012

      Pyramids of Giza Aug 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

      I am a white female and would like to travel to Egypt in November 2012 is it safe to travel to the ruins, and would like to do some scuba diving in Sharm. Is it safe to travel by train?

      4 Answers Aug 19, 2012 at 11:55 PM
    • The local stands at the Pyramids in Giza

      Pyramids of Giza Jul 11, 2010 at 6:35 PM

      Hello,

      I traveled to Cairo a few years ago and bought a beautiful stone cat statue from one of the local vendors. Sadly, it broke during the trip home despite my best efforts to protect it. Is there a vendor sells these cats who may have his items listed online? I would love to replace it.

      Many thanks,
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    • Restroom Facilities near Pyramids?

      Pyramids of Giza Aug 31, 2009 at 8:13 AM

      Can anyone tell me if there are restroom facilities near the pyramids? Thank you.

      Linda

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    • visiting pyramid with a baby

      Pyramids of Giza May 13, 2009 at 1:53 PM

      hi, i would like to ask is the pyramid area family-friendly? is there any baby changing facility? we will be visiting end of this month. we have a 20 months old baby with us.

      what time should we go? morning/afternoon? please tell me. thank you.

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      Horses and riding

      Pyramids of Giza Apr 22, 2009 at 10:47 AM

      HI
      I would like to experience the pyramids from an angle or location not full of tourists jostling for space. Riding a well kept horse out and around the pyramids seems like an option. What stables or vendors can anyone recommend? FB Stables and Prestige Stables are the two I have been looking at recently. Their prices seem to be about65 US for a half day.
      On these rides can a person get close to the pyramids?
      Any other hints would be appreciated.
      Thanks
      Doug

      6 Answers Jan 22, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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      How much to tip?

      Pyramids of Giza Sep 27, 2008 at 12:42 PM

      From what I'm reading online, tips are almost demand for everything. I have no problem with this... it's culture.

      However, would like some guide lines on how much to tip: rest rooms, photos and all those little things.

      10 Answers Oct 31, 2008 at 3:31 AM
    • How to book a day tour

      Pyramids of Giza Apr 14, 2008 at 1:37 AM

      I am visiting Egypt for 4 days in June and would like to know the best way of booking day tours of the Pyramids.

      Is it best to pre book this through a travel agent?

      Or can most hotels assist with this?

      Thanks in advance!

      11 Answers Sep 29, 2008 at 1:35 AM
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      Baharia to Siwa

      Bawiti Dec 19, 2007 at 5:21 AM

      Has anybody travelled recently from Baharia to Siwa and can provide info about the trip (buses/cars, how long, how much, permission requested)? I'm trying to organise a trip from oasi to oasi and don't know from which oasi start in order to make things smoother.
      Any tip will be welcommed!
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    • Bahariya - hiring an ordinary taxi

      Bawiti Sep 27, 2007 at 12:36 AM

      Hi. Does anybody know if it is at all possible and reasonably easy to hire an ordinary taxi (meaning a normal 2WD passenger car) for a day at Bawiti in the Bahariya oasis? Where should I ask?
      I would like to use it for a slow trip from Bahariya to Farafra with stops along the way. Knowing that the Black and White Deserts and majority of sites like Crystal mountain are just next to the paved road I would like to avoid the expense and over-organization of the jeep trips and enjoy it at my own pace. How much I should expect to pay? Thanks.

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    • Is it worth to spend time in Giza alone?

      Pyramids of Giza Dec 7, 2006 at 4:16 AM

      Hi all,
      Im planning to go to Egypt within cople of weeks.Are there any other interesting places in Giza or around Giza area than the pyramids?Is it possible to spend 3days in Egypt for Giza trip,Alexandria, and Cairo?Any advices will be greatly appreciated.
      Thank you,
      Sally

      4 Answers Dec 7, 2006 at 8:14 PM
    • Limo from CAI to Giza

      Pyramids of Giza Oct 26, 2006 at 2:38 PM

      My wife and I will be arriving later in the day into Cairo. I would like to reserve a limousine to take us from the airport to the Oasis Hotel in Giza. Would anyone know what I should expect to pay for a limo and does anyone have any limo contacts? I really want to take care of this before I depart.

      1 Answer Nov 2, 2008 at 1:29 PM
    • taxi ride from ramses hilton to giza..need some info!!

      Pyramids of Giza Oct 24, 2006 at 8:20 AM

      going to cairo in december.. and only have 2 days to do some sights.. is it better to go on a "tour" from the hotel or to get a taxi for the day to see giza etc...

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    • Advice needed!!

      Pyramids of Giza Jul 25, 2006 at 8:55 AM

      I plan to visit Egypt for a week early next year. I would like to visit the pyramids and then spend 2-3 nights in a nice resort along the red sea. since im not familar with the geography location of these places, can somebody help me on the itinerary of my trip?

      thank you very much

      1 Answer Jul 26, 2006 at 2:46 PM
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      Pyramids of Giza May 5, 2006 at 7:25 PM

      how much do camel rides cost in Egypt- pyramids?????

      2 Answers May 8, 2006 at 10:05 AM
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      Bawiti May 31, 2005 at 9:19 AM

      Hi,

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      Pyramids of Giza Oct 25, 2004 at 5:08 AM

      Hi, will be going to Egypt next month. I planned to take some pictures of starry nights with the Pyramid as foreground. Is it possible to visit the Pyramids during night time? Any security problem? I presume the mode of transportation is taxi, as such, what will be the reasonable price to pay?

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      How to get from sharm el sheik to Piramids of Giza?

      Pyramids of Giza May 4, 2004 at 12:05 PM

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      How are the camel rides?

      Pyramids of Giza Apr 2, 2004 at 10:53 AM

      Hi! I definitely want to have a bit of a camel ride while I'm there... I don't care how uncomfortable or expensive... I want pictures of me on a camel! =) But what is a good price for a ride and how long is a ride? Do they lead you around? Tell me about any experiences you've had riding a camel!! Thanks, Sarah

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      Pyramids of Giza Mar 28, 2004 at 10:23 AM

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      Pyramids of Giza Jan 28, 2003 at 2:53 PM

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