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    • Halfaya Sollum War cemetary

      Egypt Jan 4, 2017 at 5:33 PM

      I am considering a trip to Egypt maybe in the next year or so. I will most likely do an organised to see the pyramids and the Nile, etc. While I am there Inwould also like to visit the Halfaya Sollum War cemetary as my great uncle is buried there. (He was killed in action in WW2)
      I know you can get buses from Alexandria or I was also considering staying a night at Mersa Matruh which is closer. I am just not sure about travelling there on my own as it's very close to the Libyan border. Has anyone been there or have any suggestions?

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      Internet acces during Nile Cruise

      Luxor Dec 25, 2016 at 6:10 AM

      I am planning to buy a local sim card while doing a Nile cruise. Will there be a reasonable connection rate between the cities?

    • US citizen transiting

      Egypt Dec 31, 2016 at 1:48 PM

      Do I need to obtain a visa in advance? I am flying from Johannesburg to Copenhagen via Cairo. Plane lands at 5:35 a.m. and next flight leaves at 10 a.m. US citizen. I have read differing reports that say I need to have a visa but cannot determine if it can be obtained online ahead of time or upon arrival. I know the policy changed effective May 15, 2015 saying you had to obtain in advance but then that was changed until an electronic system was to be put in place.

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      Two nights in Cairo

      Cairo Dec 25, 2016 at 6:07 AM

      Before joining a Nile cruise I'll spent two nights in Cairo. While the days are planned for the major sights, I wonder, wether there is something to do in the evening... Makes it sense to visit some of the other sights (especially the coptic or islamic ones, which I can't visit during daytime) after sunset? Or what would you recommend to do in the evening?

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      Safety - Query

      Egypt Dec 27, 2016 at 7:57 AM

      Egypt is not going away from mind and we have been waiting for a while for safety to return. It is concerning reading an incident on 11th Dec. However, wanting to know from anyone who travelled recently how is the experience. We would limit Cairo now but has always been interested in visiting Luxor too - what are best options?

    • Need suggestions for Abu Simbel

      by joinjoni Online Now Jan 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

      We only have a couple of days for the Luxor/Aswan/Abu Simbel area of Egypt. My question is...

      1. would it be more beneficial to ONLY do Luxor for this time and eliminate the Aswan and Abu Simbel portion of the trip?

      2. How much extra time would Aswan and Abu Simbel add to this trip (how much time would I absolutely need--considering travel time as well).

      3. Is it possible (and would it make sense) to JUST do Luxor and Abu Simbel? I'm not sure what really is a "must see" in Aswan and I'm feeling that I will be more disappointed to miss out on seeing Abu Simbel than anything in Aswan. But so many people do both!

      4. So in all, my boyfriend and I are definitely seeing Luxor and we are most impressed by Abu Simbel but wondering if we can/should make the time for this portion. I do not want to kick myself later by not seeing it when I was there.

      Thanks for all of your help!

      1 Answer Jan 14, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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      contacting Eskaleh Eco-lodge

      by deb101 Online Now Apr 5, 2010 at 5:27 AM

      Has anyone got details on who to book at Eskaleh Eco-lodge at Abu Simbel
      Also how much p/n is the accommodation for a doublethe

      4 Answers Apr 5, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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      Nile cruise - booking the optional Abu Simbel tour?

      by Nic2004 Online Now Nov 25, 2007 at 2:35 PM

      We'll be heading to our first Nile cruise at the beginning of December. Now I'm wondering if we should also book an optional tour to Abu Simbel. I'm a little bit concerned about the departure times - apparently in the middle of the night. Would you recommend to do this tour? Are those temples so much more impressive than those which can be seen during the "usual" cruise? So is it really worth getting up so early, spending so much time?
      Well if yes, is it worth choosing a more expensive plane trip? Does it save a lot of time regarding a bus trip (also in the morning/night...)?
      As to the weather: is it already that hot in Abu Simbel at the beginning/mid of December? I've read about 40°C and more, but don't know the month.
      Many thanks for your help in advance!

      11 Answers Nov 29, 2007 at 11:44 AM
    • Is it neccessary to stay overnight in Abu Simbel?

      by tanyapak Online Now Sep 6, 2007 at 7:10 AM

      I will travel from Aswan to Abu Simbel to visit the temple. As I've read some travel tips to visit the temple, most people suggest to take a convoy to be there and spend a few hour at the temple, then heading back to Aswan on the same day. Would you think it's enough time to explore the main attraction in Abu Simbel by following that plan? Or I should take a bus to Abu Simbel and spend a night there? Pls suggest.

      5 Answers Sep 11, 2007 at 3:26 AM
    • Any suggestion?

      by ChesterCes Online Now Sep 6, 2007 at 6:24 AM

      Can anyone recommend me a travel agency?... Almost all of them only accept cash or Credit Card with copy of passport I don't know who to trust. If you had a good experience with one of them please let me know.

      1 Answer Sep 11, 2007 at 4:30 AM
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      who know how to get to abu simbel

      by georgt Online Now Jul 26, 2007 at 4:40 AM

      hello, if you please would tell me if there are buses going to abu simbel leaving from luxor or aswan, what is their standards, how long the ride takes .

      8 Answers Jul 30, 2007 at 7:08 AM