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Oct 22nd, 2000, 07:51 PM
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Jan Pinter
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Iwould love to receive your notes. We are planning to travel to Egypt at Easter next year.
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Jan
 
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Oct 24th, 2000, 06:52 PM
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cathy
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Hi Alice!
My husband and I will be going to Egypt 11/01/00. Would love to read your journal. Particularly anything that deals with train travel to Luxor to see
The valley of the Kings etc..
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Oct 25th, 2000, 07:22 AM
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Linda J
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Hi Alice, my husband and I are planning on a trip to Egypt/Israel (yeah I know the whole war thing)anyway, we would love some input on your experiences, recommendations and suggestions. We are planning on Sept. approx. an 18 day tour with Trafalgar tours. The tour encompasses a 4 day Nile cruise, how is the dress code for that? Anyway, I would love to hear anything you may have to offer and it is greatly appreciated. My e-mail address is [email protected] or [email protected] Thank you so much for your time.
 
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Oct 25th, 2000, 11:14 AM
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Hi, Alice,
I tried to email you, but was unsuccessful. Here's my question: do you have any idea how much a taxi is from the Cairo airport to the Mena House hotel?

Thanks for all your help. We're off in April.

Michele
PS Feel free to email me at home.
















 
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Oct 26th, 2000, 08:17 AM
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Hi Alice,

You're an absolute gem producing notes and tips from your travels. My husband and I are going to Egypt(Luxor) for the first time at the end of November. In spite of the Middle Eastern troubles. We'd love to read your tips.

Thanks,

Lis
 
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Oct 27th, 2000, 03:15 AM
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Sarah
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Hi Alice,

Would really appreciate a copy of your notes - possible by 1st Nov as I leave the 2nd for Cairo and a cruise down the Nile. Taking my mum for her 50th birthday.
Thanks in advance
Sarah
 
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Oct 27th, 2000, 07:39 AM
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Diane Thomas
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We are going to Cairo 11/18 to visit our daughter and would love to have the benefit of your experience. Thank you.
 
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Oct 27th, 2000, 01:11 PM
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Art
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Hi Alice, I tried to e-mail you using [email protected]. It would not goe throuth. I'm planning on going to Egypt next year and would love to receive your posts on the subject.

Thank you
Art
 
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Oct 27th, 2000, 08:01 PM
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Alice
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Hello all, Sorry you've had some trouble getting through via e-mail. The above is the correct address. We've really had some serious thunderstorms over the skies of Oklahoma (USA) so that might have presented some interference. Had lots of surges at all times day and night. (The rain is very welcome.) I'll get my notes off to you in moments.

Michele, I don't know what the cost of the taxi would be. It's around 20-30 pounds from downtown out to the pyramids. Check on the Tour Egypt BBS. Somewhere I remember seeing a map that was displayed with suggested taxi costs for different destinations. I really should copy it down and include it in my notes. It really is important to know ahead of time what the going rates are or they will take you to the "cleaners"! Later...Alice


 
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Oct 30th, 2000, 06:21 AM
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Linda
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Hi Alice, My name is Linda and I just received your 5 part segment of your journey through time. Can I just thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your insight. I can't wait to go to the bookstore, although I have been doing my own research and have read quite a bit. My husband and I plan to fulfill this dream-come-true next Sept 2001 with an 18 day tour through Egypt a Nile cruise and onto Israel. Your notes have been most insightful and a first hand help in guiding us through some of our questions and concerns. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it, it's nice to know you're a teacher, so am I. Thanks again.
 
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Oct 31st, 2000, 08:16 AM
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Alice - Could I get a copy of your trip thru Egypt? Thanks!

Kristin

 
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Oct 31st, 2000, 08:23 AM
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Noemi
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Hi! we will love to receive a copy of your trip report.
Thanks
Noemí
 
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Oct 31st, 2000, 05:42 PM
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Alice
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Hi, Linda, Thank you so much for your kind words. As I have mentioned before, I really had a good time putting the notes together. (Now if I could just get them into ONE e-mail, boy would my fingers be happy!) I don't remember if I mentioned in the e-mails about the ITIC Teacher's card that I used to get into most of the sites at half the adult price. It looks just like the student card but has TEACHER in bold print across the top. I went to many places on my own so it did come in handy. If you are going with a tour group, it probably won't help out as the entrance fees are included in the tour price. In case you are interested their telephone number is 1-800-2COUNCIL and their web site is www.counciltravel.com.

Kristin and Noemi, I'll have the notes to you shortly. Later...Alice

 
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Nov 3rd, 2000, 11:03 AM
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Teresa Shaw
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I will be leaving for Egypt in less than a week, and would appreciate getting tips and advice from you. The subjects you cover, all seem to apply to me. Looking forward to your e-mails.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Nov 3rd, 2000, 11:10 AM
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Karen
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Dear Alice,
I just got back from my trip to Egypt and can't tell you how much your notes helped along the way.Your tips on shopping, eating and bargaining were invaluable. We really had such a great time. Thanks again for your generousity.
Karen
 
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Nov 4th, 2000, 04:54 PM
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Alice
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Karen, I am so glad to hear from you and that you actually found the information useful. To this date I have sent out close to 90 sets of e-mails (6 per set - do the math!).

I am just thrilled that I can make someone else's travel to Egypt more comfortable and enjoyable.

Well, I'm off to the other Fodors' site to work on my next trip (England)....... Knowledge is Power!!!

Alice
 
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Nov 7th, 2000, 06:11 PM
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Susan
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Alice: My husband and I leave for Egypt
next Thursday. Would be most interested
to read your journal. Especially interested in what to bring, what to wear, etc. We are doing 4 days in and around Cairo, then the Nile cruise. Any concerns re: bugs, and what about footwear. Many thanks, Susan e-mail at [email protected]
 
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Nov 8th, 2000, 01:03 PM
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Alice:
Sent an e-mail yesterday, maybe it didn't go thru...My husband and I leave for Egypt next Thurs..desperate for info..dress code, details, what to take, etc. Will spend 3-4 days in and around Cairo, then 1 wk cruise down/up the Nile. PLs send your notes asap. Sounds like you have all the info that I need.
Thanks,
Susan at [email protected]
 
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Nov 9th, 2000, 08:34 AM
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Gwen
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Alice,



Am traveling to Egypt before the end of the year. Would love to see your notes before I travel. Thank you.
 
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Nov 9th, 2000, 01:05 PM
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Cecilie
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Dear Alice,
I'm going to Egypt in January with my husband and would love a copy of your notes as a supplement to the guidebooks.

I was there the first time in March 1992, just before the "shoot at the tourists"incidents started, so things must have changed a bit.

TIA and all the best
Cecilie Thorning Jacobsen
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