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Feb 13th, 2001, 05:59 PM
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Don
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Hi Alice,
Thanks for all your information. We have been reading lonely planet Cairo and Fodor's Egypt - excellent.
Sounds like your biggest aggravation was the hawkers and vendors. Have you been to Jamaica? If so I just wondered how it compared as they were bad there.

I'm a video person so it was important info. about that. Guess I'll take it and deal with the problems. How about the x-rays? Did it bother your regular film or could you hand it around? Our Insight-Splendor of Egypt is only a month away. We are going a day early as the plane gets in late and we want to get a little rest. Our flights are LAX to London to Cairo.

We can deal with the water problem as we are well trained as have done a China Tour and Africa Safari.
Thanks again, Don
 
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Feb 14th, 2001, 06:02 AM
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Christina
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I appreciate any info you can give me about Egypt. I'll travel there independently in March.
Thank you in advance.
 
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Feb 14th, 2001, 10:51 AM
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I leave for Egypt tomorrow--I would love advice on what to bring, currency and what to expect on a Nile cruise. Is it helpful to bring USD in small denominations--i.e. lots of $1s and $5s? Thanks!
 
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Feb 16th, 2001, 05:24 AM
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Alice,

I'm getting ready to visit Egypt next month. I'd be most interested in reading your 7 e-mails (Parts 1 - 4, 4 plus, and Part 5) and Part 6.

From the number of responses and comments on the Fodor WEB site, they must be terrific reading.


Thanks much!!!!!!!

Frank
 
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Feb 16th, 2001, 05:53 PM
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Don - Your right. The worst of the trip was the hawders and vendors. Funny you should mention Jamaica. I just read recently about how bad they are there especially when the big boats pull in. It just takes away so much from the special "feeling" you have at the Phaeronic sites. By all means take your video (yes, I still have specks of Egyptian dust in my lense) but has not affected my videos at all. Only one time did I pass my film through to be hand checked and after that didn't bother. My pics came out fine. I understand, though, that the xrays used for checked luggage are much stronger than those used for carry-on so you should probably carry all film on the plane with you. Very good idea to have an extra day in Cairo to recoup from the flight. With my layover in Amsterdam, I was "on the road" for over 20 hours and one tired puppy when I arrived in the land of the Pyramids. I am so glad I added the extra days BEFORE joining my tour group and not after. Boy, those tours keep you hopping!!

Susan - I am sorry to have missed your request. I don't check this particular site everyday (too busy over in the Europe one!!). I do try, though, to get the notes off pretty quickly to those who are leaving within a few days.

Frank (I got your email request and thanks for the kind remarks) and Christina - I'll have the notes off to you this weekend.

Later... Alice
 
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Feb 24th, 2001, 01:06 PM
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Hi Alice...am leaving for Egypt on May 25th with a group. Figured a tour was the best way since I am a 61 yr old widow. Am going with Globus tours. Would be very grateful for your infomation as I will be doing most of the things you mentioned. Am especially interested in dress, what to take, etc. Thanks in advance. Judy
 
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Feb 25th, 2001, 08:14 AM
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lillian
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Alice.....
going to Egypt at end of April for 15
days...am curious about etiquette....
suppose to cover shoulders? what about
wearing long shorts while sightseeing?
need head scraf for St.Simeon's
Monastery? And, where do you get
egyptian sheets?
 
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Feb 25th, 2001, 04:28 PM
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Allison
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Alice,

It sounds like your notes are a hit! Please send me a copy of your travel information.

Many thanks
 
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Feb 26th, 2001, 11:59 AM
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Niall
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Hi Alice-could you send me a copy of your notes made from your trip to Egypt..thanks!
 
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Feb 27th, 2001, 03:19 PM
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Tim Parker
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Dear Alice, my wife and I will be going to Egypt next month and we would love to see your notes. Please send them to [email protected] Thanks Tim Parker
 
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Feb 28th, 2001, 08:50 AM
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Alice
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I'll get the notes off to you this weekend if not sooner. Enjoy your planning. That's one of my very FAVORITE parts to a trip. Alice
 
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Mar 4th, 2001, 10:34 PM
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Darlene
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Alice,

I would love to get a copy of your notes. I appreciate your willingness to share them.
 
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Mar 8th, 2001, 05:43 AM
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Vicky
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Alice

We are planning a trip to Cairo/Luxor/Aswan with Nile Cruise in October. Would appreciate reading your notes at this planning stage.
Thanks
Vicky
 
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Mar 8th, 2001, 07:25 AM
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Heather
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Hello Alice. We are planning to visit family in Captown, SA (possibly August) and would be interesting in taking the children to see Eqypt. May be get a copy of your notes? I have also sent to your email direct, so please forgive you get twice. Thanks very much,

Heather Merar
 
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Mar 8th, 2001, 08:59 AM
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We are leaving for cario on the 11th of March. Any help you can give would be appreciated.
 
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Mar 9th, 2001, 12:35 PM
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Alice
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GOTCHA COVERED... Alice (Who is spending her Spring Break planning for this summer's adventure.)
 
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Mar 10th, 2001, 07:55 PM
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Jake
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Alice,

We are planning a trip in April and would really like to have a copy of your guide. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Jake
 
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Mar 12th, 2001, 02:39 PM
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Jane
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Alice,

I'm planning a trip to Egypt in late September. I would appreciate a copy of your notes.

Thank you.
 
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Mar 13th, 2001, 07:31 PM
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Michael
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Hello Alice,
I'd like a copy too please
Thanks alot
Michael
 
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Mar 14th, 2001, 12:42 PM
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Carl
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Alice,

Please send me your notes on Egypt, I'm going there in April.

Carl
 
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