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Trip Report Had a wonderful trip to Egypt !

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We arrived back from Egypt after a wonderful 10 day trip. Our private tour was arranged by Mohamed Kamel at Lady Egypt. We had planned our journey over the course of the year and Mr. Kamel was very responsive to my requests. He also managed to navigate through a number of Egypt Air flight changes and cancellations. Our guides, Mohamed in Cairo and Mohamed in Upper Egypt, were excellent. They were very knowledgeable, personable and professional. I would recommend them whole heartedly. We were very happy with the staff at Lady Egypt that helped us along the way (except for one driver who overcharged us for 2 bottles of water; we deducted the amount from his tip). They seemed quite proud to present a service that allowed us to focus on the enjoyment of our vacation without the hassles.
Overall, we found the people of Egypt to be quite friendly and welcoming. We did not feel threatened in any way. Vendors in the markets were very happy to see tourists. I had read much about the reputation of caleche drivers in Luxor, and was happy to have had a positive experience. Yes, they were persistent, but not rude and aggressive. The caleche drivers in Aswan however, were the opposite and this might be a reflection of the desperation that exists there. Some vendors in the Aswan market were literally pleading for us to look in their shops. We obliged, and they were very happy when our boys bought a few trinkets. The touts at the sights were, for the most part, not overly aggressive. A simple "la shokran" was all that was required. Those that were too persistent were simply ignored. For us that seemed rude, but they eventually walked away.

I'll continue my report in awhile.....

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