Egypt: Cairo-Alexandria questions


Jan 14th, 2004, 09:57 AM
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Egypt: Cairo-Alexandria questions

I will arrive in Egypt by sea (Alexandria port).

1) Found out that getting to Cairo by land is 3-hour drive.
Has anyone done this drive? Are there eateries along the way to buy food/bottled water, etc.
Is it relatively security/safe?

2) How best to dress for for comfort in January-February weather? (I am prepped on how to dress to visit mosques, museums, and generally walking around).

3) I found SUMMIT TOURS on the web; anyone use them before as a guide in Cairo?

Thanks in advance - so excited; this is my first trip to Egypt!

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Jan 14th, 2004, 11:17 AM
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I've done the drive and its easy and straightforward. While I don't remember any specific eateries, its the major highway in Egypt and I'm sure there are plenty of places to stop along the way. It was safe when I visited (August 1998) and I'm quite confident its still safe.
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Jan 14th, 2004, 11:56 AM
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Thank you gentleman (and you sure are

I will email the Cairo contact.
No time for Luxor on this trip though.

Thanks again!!
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Jan 15th, 2004, 03:47 AM
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There are two roads from Alex to Cairo, the delta road has lots of traffic and several villages that offer food and drink. The desert road is a toll road with minimal traffic and very few places to stop. Take this into account when deciding which one to take.
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