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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?

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    • 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?

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    • bus from cairo and back again

      by silverwind69 Online Now Nov 6, 2013 at 7:59 AM

      anyone know where one would get a bus from Cairo to Marsa Mutruh and back again also the times and if the buses are frequent .also hotels are they plentyfull, Are there bars and restaurants to eat at .and is it safe to walk along the beach tops ,I was thinking around xmas or just after for a couple of days

      2 Answers Nov 6, 2013 at 10:54 AM
    • eclipse

      by EgyptEclipse Online Now Mar 5, 2006 at 1:09 PM

      Hi Eclipse People,
      I too am going to see the eclipse. I've been thinking about this eclipse ever since 1999 when i tried to see the eclipse in Europe but it was cloudy. I'm very excited.

      Does anyone know yet if we will be able to be on the plateau west of Sallum? If not, can we get a special permit? Can we just hike up there and camp? Does anyone want to join me?

      Will

    • Hotel for Eclipse 2006

      by mikebrinn Online Now Aug 16, 2005 at 10:58 AM

      It looks like the hotels in this area are filling up fast for this event.

      Anyone know of a three-five star hotel with availability MArch 28-29,2006?

      Or alternatively, how long is the drive from Alexandria to Saluum, and how about a good hotel in Alexandria?

      Thanks!

      Mike

      2 Answers Nov 20, 2005 at 2:46 AM