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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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    • 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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    • travel from hurgharda to dahab

      Egypt Apr 18, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      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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    • 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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    • Day excursions

      Sharm El Sheikh Apr 18, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • traveling by bus Siwa to Alexandra

      by annergizer Online Now Mar 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM

      how long is this bus ride, what conditions are the busses in and how uncomfortable was the trip ?

      I REALLY need to know!

      2 Answers Mar 30, 2010 at 12:49 PM
    • Libyan desert Visa?

      by Wodz Online Now Jan 11, 2010 at 1:07 PM

      Obtaining a Visa for Libya is near impossible these days. I will be wandering the eastern desert and wish to wander the Libyan desert as well (and thats all.. no cities in Libya), do you think it is safe to do so without a Libyan Visa? The area is so far remote that I highly doubt it would be a problem but I would rather be safe. Even if I could apply for a Visa I would, of course, not have any valid proof of flights into Libya, hotels.. nothing of that sort since this is a different situation.

      Does anyone have experience with this? I have to think that the majority of travels to Siwa also go to the Libyan/Great Sea desert... right?

      Any help is much appreciated!

      3 Answers Jan 12, 2010 at 7:28 PM
    • Do any charter companies flying to Siwa?

      by ciaoholly Online Now Apr 24, 2009 at 7:25 PM

      Hi,
      Just learned there is a tiny commercial airport at Siwa for exporting local crafts. Does anyone know of a charter company that flies from Luxor, Cairo or Alexandria to/from Siwa? (not a pricey Lear Jet or anything, small prop plane maybe?) We'd love to visit Siwa but don't have the time on our trip for the 8 hr drive... Thanks

      3 Answers May 22, 2009 at 5:09 PM
    • Siwa to Bahariya Road

      by hommar Online Now Apr 16, 2008 at 1:05 AM

      Hi Guys,

      Anyone know if the Siwa to Bahariya road is finished yet and how long it takes now?

      Many thanks

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      Siwa - Baharya

      by titti Online Now Dec 19, 2007 at 5:20 AM

      Has anybody travelled recently from Siwa to Baharia 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!
      Thank you very much. Ciao.

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2008 at 11:21 AM
    • Road Siwa to Bahariya by camper

      by l-pagani Online Now Oct 21, 2006 at 1:18 PM

      We will be visiting Egypt next Spring by a standard camper (2x4 not 4x4). I cannot get proper information from the Egyptian travel agency which will accompany us regarding the status of the road Siwa to Bahariya,.i.e. whether it is or not feasible by camper (we will be a group of abt 10 rv). We understand 70 km are now paved, but waht about the remaining 300 km? We are accustomed to unpaved roads, but are unable to drive on sand. Is the road bottom hard or is it a sand track?? thank you for your help

    • How long is the trek from Siwa to Bahariya by car?

      by davidroscoe Online Now Oct 16, 2006 at 11:48 PM

      How many hours does the trek from Siwa to Bahariya take by car?
      Should I arrange it in Siwa with service taxi or is a
      safari preferable? Can I get the permit in Siwa?

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      what to do??

      by ritzcrackerd Online Now Mar 8, 2006 at 4:24 PM

      i am going to be arriving in Siwa at around 8:00PM on thursday April 6 and hope to stay until the late evening of saturday April 8. i was wondering if anyone had any specific info on a cheap hostel and a cheap desert journey maybe to bir wahed overnight or whatever. im not finding anything much either on the internet or my guidebooks. they all say siwa is the place to go but that's all they have to say... so ya any tips would be great, thanks

      ~Andrew

      1 Answer Mar 10, 2006 at 10:49 AM
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      Short Desert trip

      by Mr_Furious Online Now Dec 16, 2005 at 1:54 AM

      Hi, In april I will visit Egypt and I would like to visit the desert and see it for myself.
      I am mainly interested in landscapes with sanddunes and oasises with palm trees, exploring them a little... Basically the stereotypical image one has of a desert. I will only have 3-4 days. Where do you recommend me to go? Siwa sounds good but far out.
      Are other places like Dakhla or Bahariyya also good for that typical desert trip or not.

      Who can help me?
      Thank you very much,
      Bert

      2 Answers Oct 9, 2006 at 5:15 PM
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      car hire to Siwa

      by grandmarnier Online Now Nov 7, 2005 at 11:51 AM

      Does anyone know the approximate costs of hiring a car/driver to get to Siwa from either Mersa Matruh or Alexandria? There are 4 of us- going from Cairo to Alex (or Mersa) by train...one is a fluent Arabic speaker so will it be easy to find someone when we get there or can we arrange it ahead?

      3 Answers Nov 13, 2005 at 2:29 AM
    • Shali lodge hotel

      by lucha Online Now Apr 25, 2005 at 5:09 AM

      Hi,

      Im'going to siwa on honey moon in august, and I'd like to reserve now a room at shali lodge hotel. Does anyone have the E-mail adress of this hotel? Thanks for your help.

      3 Answers Apr 27, 2005 at 6:05 AM
    • youseff hotel

      by camundonginha Online Now Jan 12, 2005 at 1:51 AM

      hi, i'll be in siwa for 3-4 days in may. can anyone give me advice on what to see around siwa ( i mean car excursions outside of siwa)? like a day-night trip to deserts? and how much does this cost? also has anyone been to youssef hotel in siwa? what is it like?and how much does a room per night per person cost (there is two of us)? and any other advice that is useful... tnx

      3 Answers Sep 30, 2005 at 3:54 PM
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      have you any inof about Siwa??

      by nerm78 Online Now Jan 10, 2003 at 8:27 AM

      hello fellows: if anybody has any info about how to travel to siwa and what to take with me in my trip to Siwa??or where i can stay in good cheap hotel in there?? this will be great help for me. thanks, Neri

      12 Answers Sep 10, 2006 at 9:35 AM