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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?

    • 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.

      2 Answers Jan 1, 2017 at 3:07 PM
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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?

      5 Answers Jan 2, 2017 at 10:23 PM
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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?

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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?

      1 Answer Jan 4, 2017 at 7:24 AM
    • Egypt safety coming from Israel

      Egypt Dec 16, 2016 at 9:09 AM

      Family and I will be having a vacation to Israel first then to Egypt on Christmas. When we read the itinerary for the tour I found out that we will be crossing the Israel-Egypt border and passing north sinai to reach the Monastery of St. Claire; and then the next day to Cairo. I am worried that the crossing of the border or the driving in north sinai would be too dangerous since north sinai has many terrorists as per travel warnings. Should I cancel the trip?

      Also can anyone tell me the current situation of Sinai and Cairo? Thanks.

      2 Answers Dec 17, 2016 at 5:04 AM
    • Changing Currency in Egypt

      Egypt Dec 15, 2016 at 3:43 PM

      We are travelling to Egypt in Feb 2017. Are there ATM where we can get Egyptian pounds. Is there a daily limit on how much we can withdraw? TIA

      1 Answer Dec 15, 2016 at 10:15 PM
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      Interior of the Great Pyramid of Giza

      Cairo Dec 14, 2016 at 4:51 AM

      Is visiting the interior of the Great Pyramid of Giza worth the extra cost? What do you really miss, if you skip it?

      5 Answers Dec 15, 2016 at 10:27 AM
    • budget for stay

      Suez Dec 7, 2016 at 1:28 AM

      I will be staying in hostel and major transportation are taken care by my organization the only things of for food so how much USD is enough for 45days stay..pls answer ...it will be helpful for me

    • budget for stay

      Suez Dec 6, 2016 at 11:45 AM

      I'm going to stay in Egypt suez for 45 days ago how much USD I'd needed to bring from my home town pls Rply me as soon as possible coz I'm travelling this weekend ...

      2 Answers Dec 6, 2016 at 6:58 PM
    • Left luggage

      Cairo Nov 23, 2016 at 9:19 AM

      Are there left luggage facilities at Cairo Airport terminal 3?

      1 Answer Nov 23, 2016 at 11:49 PM
    • Looking for a place I visited in 2006 - need help finding

      Cairo Nov 17, 2016 at 10:35 AM

      I was in in Cairo in 2006 and really trying to remember this place that I was at. I'll try to describe it the best that I can. Any help would be greatly appreciated. At the time I was looking for a place to go dancing. I got into a cab in Cairo near the nile and tried to explain to the cab driver that I wanted to go to a place for dancing and that had women. He didnt know much English so he ended up taking me this (what appeared to be) low key hotel that had a room with belly dancing. I do remember that the hotel was fairly close to the pyramids. I should note that this was at night so I'll try my best to explain the area and place. The place he took me was on a smaller street, almost like a side street, that intersected into one of the bigger main roads. The hotel didnt seem like it had a lot of floors, and I cant even tell you if it was a functioning "hotel with guests" but when you go into the lobby from the main entrance the front desk was on the left as soon as you walk in. There was also an open staircase that led up to a second level balcony where there was the room with the belly dancing. From the staircase and balcony, outside the belly dancing room, you could look out over the lobby and see the front desk which was almost directly across from the balcony. I remember this area well because Im pretty sure the cab driver took me to a sketchy place to try and rip me off. Once we were seated in the room with belly dancing, a tray of food came out that I didnt order and the cab driver tried to stick me with the bill. I got pretty upset and walked out to that balcony area and started arguing with the driver over the issue. Next thing I know there are 5 or 6 guys up there almost surrounding me probably because I'm being loud at this point. Well the situation calmed down and the driver wanted to try and make it better so he took me to another room in the same hotel the had almost like a night club, I was still somewhat heated over the situation so I can't remember what the room looked like exactly but I do remember we took an elevator to get to it. So this hotel had one room for belly dancing and another room that could have been a club of some sort. Again, this driver starts to try and get money from me so I say skip this and just walked out. My line of thinking was that I'd just walk down this side road back to the main road and get another cab. As I'm walking down the street towards the main road I remember passing the hotel parking lot to the left. He then pulls up behind with his cab. He knows I'm really angry at this point but he insists that I get in so he can take me back to my hotel. I got back in and he took me back to my hotel where we argued in them cab for probably a half hour. It was all dumb on my part, I know. I could have easily come up missing. I just really want to remember this place that I was at. SO could anyone throw out some suggestions as to what this hotel was called?

      Close to the pyramids.
      On a side street that connected to a busy main street.
      Had a belly dancing room and another club type room.
      The room with belly dancing was on a 2nd level balcony that overlooked the lobby
      Seemed really low key place that didnt have any other Americans in it.
      Oh, and I think we actually entered the belly dancing room from a back door that led to a parking lot, not the lobby.

      Thank you for your help!

      5 Answers Nov 22, 2016 at 12:11 PM
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      Which cruise liner would you recommend for cruising the Nile.

      Egypt Nov 17, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      Which cruise liner would you recommend for cruising the Nile. I know that the Dolphin Nile is out dated and looking for something better please. Any advise

      4 Answers Nov 17, 2016 at 11:54 AM
    • Best Egypt City for Luxury Resorts

      Egypt Nov 17, 2016 at 5:17 AM

      My husband and I are traveling to Egypt from the US in late December (for a 1 week stay), but we haven't booked our hotels yet. We're looking to relax at a high end resort for a several days but also take in some of the popular tourist attractions (pyramids, Sphinx, cruise the Nile).
      We fly into Cairo. Are we better off staying at a luxury resort in another city and taking an excursion trip into Cairo to see the sights? Or are there good luxury resort options in Cairo?

      4 Answers Nov 17, 2016 at 11:41 AM
    • Belly dance costumes in Cairo Airport

      Cairo Nov 9, 2016 at 3:18 AM

      Is there any shop of belly dance costumes in Cairo Airport?
      I will transit airline in Egypt for very short time like 1hour and half. Please help to find out :-)

      1 Answer Nov 9, 2016 at 4:47 AM
    • Best place to snorkel in the Red Sea

      Red Sea Hills Nov 6, 2016 at 7:36 AM

      We have three days to spend on the Red Sea and would like to spend it in the best snorkeling area. We're not looking for night life just the nicest snorkeling area. Any ideas? Thanks

      2 Answers Nov 11, 2016 at 3:20 AM
    • Is there a ferry or cargo ship from Egypt to Europe?

      Egypt Nov 2, 2016 at 4:30 AM

      My wife and I have been driving a small car from Japan and heading to Africa.
      We want to go from Egypt to Europe, when we go back to Japan.
      Is there a ferry or cargo ship from Egypt to Europe?

      4 Answers Jan 5, 2017 at 11:32 AM
    • Please help!! 1st time travelling in egypt.

      Egypt Oct 25, 2016 at 1:48 AM

      hello folks,
      i am planning to visit egypt in december with my parents and wife.we will be staying for 10-12 days. please suggest itinerary for cairo aswan luxor and hurdhaga.please include all must see places and overland travel.i dont like to take all inclusive tour packages.i love to plan and travel myself.is it possible to tour economically this way in egypt or i must have to take tour package from agency!! is it possible to buy train tickets or arrange car and guide individually in each places from hotel or from other good options.please help folks.thanx in advance. :)

      Nahian

      4 Answers Nov 17, 2016 at 6:32 AM
    • travelling to the north coastal area in Egypt from Cairo Airport

      Egypt Oct 17, 2016 at 2:14 AM

      I travelled to Egypt on my own approximately 1 year ago when i was 21 all the way down from Cairo to Qina and then to Al Quseir which went very well, i'm planning to travel again to the north coastal region like Salloum and Marsa Matruh, however my question is, is there a direct bus-route from Cairo airport to Salloum? since the places i went before are more familiar since there are alot of English speaking people compared to the small places i want to travel now since i don't want to caught up clueless in the middle of the desert (i don't speak arabic just a few basic lines i'm Turkish).

    • Hurghada to Cairo (Giza pyramids)

      Egypt Sep 25, 2016 at 3:22 AM

      My partner and I are travelling to Hurghada in October for a week and had our hopes up to travel to Cairo to see the Giza pyramids. We have seen day trips available via flying, however, much to our disappointment, the hotel we are staying in have advised due to safety reasons, we cannot book a trip with them.

      Can anyone recommend a safe/good company to book a day trip to the pyramids (preferably flying there) so that we can fulfil our dreams of seeing the great culture this country has to offer?

      Any comments would be greatly appreciated!

      Thank you

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2016 at 1:37 PM
    • alexandria and pyramids

      Egypt Sep 21, 2016 at 6:18 AM

      Hi,
      I'm visiting Egypt this October. I'm gonna stay in Cairo for 05 days.
      I'd love to visit the pyramids as well as the light house in Alexandria if it still exists and other anciant sites.
      my concern is , is it better to see the pyramids on the second day since i'll get to cairo late in theevening the first day or is it better to visit them the last day? also i'll book a hotel in Gezira or downtown cairo , which one is better? what's the best means of transportation to get from there to the pyramids.
      as far as Alexandria is concerned. Is one day enough sightseeing and what are the places i should go to. Do i go to Alexandria by bus or by train.
      thank you in advance for your valuable advice

      2 Answers Sep 24, 2016 at 4:11 AM
    • what's closer

      Hurghada Sep 12, 2016 at 12:19 AM

      Hi there

      I'm due to travel to hurghada very soon, staying along safaga Rd.

      Could some one tell me what's nearer sheraton st or the senzo mall, so I can purchase a data card ASAP

      Many thanks
      ian

      1 Answer Sep 12, 2016 at 5:50 AM
    • what's closer

      Hurghada Sep 9, 2016 at 11:16 AM

      Hi there

      I'm due to travel to hurghada, staying along safaga Rd, was wondering what is closer sheraton street or the mall, and what the rough cab fare would be
      many thanks
      ian

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      not just antiquities

      Egypt Sep 1, 2016 at 11:24 AM

      So I'm excitedly waiting for a planned and scheduled trip to Cairo and a Nile cruise in October. I realize that most of my time in Eqypt will be spent looking at things that are thousands of years old. But I would also like to experience modern life in Egypt--at least a little! I hate the idea of visiting a country and not getting any idea of what it's like to be a citizen in current times. And while most of my time is scheduled for me on the tour, I do have a couple of days with hours of free time--one full half day in Cairo for instance, and a morning in Aswan.

      I was especially interested in touring/ visiting the Parliament meeting house...just to see the building. I'm traveling solo on this trip (and that's why I booked a tour package), and I don't speak much Arabic (mostly please and thank you). I understand that I'm not really going to get a true idea of common life among the people of Cairo by spending one afternoon, but do you have a suggestion of how I could maybe get a few glimpses of "real life" while I am there? I'm truly fascinated by other cultures. Do I just go to a plaza in the middle of town, eat from food vendors and observe? Do I find a "visitor's bureau" of some sort and watch a presentation?

      Ideas?

      3 Answers Sep 4, 2016 at 1:50 PM
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      Tattoos in Cairo?

      Cairo Aug 19, 2016 at 10:25 PM

      Hi everyone! I'm travelling in October, and I like to get tattoos when I do. I know there are parlors in Cairo, though how many and which ones are good/safe (and hygenic)/not a tourist scam place. I'll be going through at the beginning of the trip and seeing if I can book an appointment for our last day, which is 2 weeks later.

      Does anyone have any suggestions? I'll probably be getting Anubis weighing the feather on my leg, not too big, but I want a good artist, not necessarily the best one, that's not outrageously expensive.

      Thanks in advance!

      4 Answers Sep 9, 2016 at 5:17 PM
    • Safari with 2 years old

      Sharm El Sheikh Jul 25, 2016 at 3:35 AM

      Can i go Safari with a 2 years old?

      3 Answers Jul 25, 2016 at 2:04 PM
    • Visas on entry to hurgarda

      Egypt Jun 24, 2016 at 3:36 AM

      Hi I'm travelling to hurgarda in September 2016 from uk and can I still get a visa on arrival at airport thankyou

      3 Answers Jun 25, 2016 at 5:21 AM
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      Travelling to Egypt in August 2016

      Egypt Jun 21, 2016 at 2:53 AM

      First time going to Egypt - a bit nervous due to media, and warning notices not to travel there. Plan on meeting a friend who is Egyptian and lives there. Was wondering if there have been recent travellers there this year and how was there time there.... thanks

      3 Answers Jun 22, 2016 at 1:52 AM
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      Marsa Alam

      Egypt Jun 18, 2016 at 2:45 AM

      I've just read a few reviews about Marsa Alam and one in particular I thought a bit strange.
      It stated a possible alternative to obtaining a Visa at Marsa Alam airport was to purchase one from Thomson on route to the hotel, apparently if you chose this option there is no receipt given and your passport is not stamped.
      I wonder how you would get on if the Egyptian authorities challenged you before boarding your return flight.
      Last year my wife and I stayed at the Makadi Spa Hurghada which we both enjoyed very much but found access to the reef from the beach difficult.
      We thought we would give the Iberotel Coraya Beach Resort a go this November and would like to know the best method of tipping.
      At the Makadi pound coins were accepted and then changed for notes but apparently its better to tip using dollars at the Coraya, or is change in local currency easy to obtain?.
      The brochure mentions a few things to expect in your room but it doesn't say anything about a safe, tea / coffee making facilities or a fridge.
      Any advice or recommendations from anyone who has stayed at the Coraya recently would be greatly appreciated

      3 Answers Jun 18, 2016 at 9:59 AM
    • Where is this address in Cairo city?

      Egypt Jun 7, 2016 at 8:58 AM

      Hi! I'll go to Cairo in first time. and I can not found this address on the map.
      Cairo has 10 streets with this name.
      Guys please find it for this map and give me link
      maps.here.com/?map=30.04991,...
      9 Omar Ibn Abd el aziz Street off Shehab St.

      1 Answer Jun 7, 2016 at 9:55 AM