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Five Thousand Years in 19 days - Pyramids, Tombs, Camels and a River

Five Thousand Years in 19 days - Pyramids, Tombs, Camels and a River

Old Apr 27th, 2015, 03:23 PM
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Well I'm finally finishing up the Egypt posts on the blog and it has been only four months since we got home, lol. Anyway my last post is entitled "Six Reasons to Go To Egypt Now".

http://www.somuchmoretosee.com/2015/...egypt-now.html

I'm hoping all the posts here, and on the blog, have conveyed the sheer joy and delight we felt exploring Egypt. I know we are very lucky to be able to travel as much as we do and I felt privileged to revisit Egypt. This was one of our favorite trips and we loved the variety you get along the way; desert, city, Nubia, Islam, river journey, ancient sites, historic hotels etc.. I'm happy to answer any questions anyone has, but for now I'm heading over to the Europe board where I'm talking about a current trip to London!

I really hope this helps anyone who is considering an Egyptian trip or anyone we would enjoy an armchair visit!
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Old May 13th, 2015, 11:55 AM
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bookmarking, going in October.
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Old May 14th, 2015, 09:11 AM
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WWanderer,
I hope you find all the blather helpful, I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time. Even though we had almost three weeks I wished we'd planned more time! Where are you going?
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This is fantastic!Lucky you.
Great trip report, thanks so much for this. I hope to have a chance to visit all this one day.
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Old May 27th, 2015, 06:53 PM
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Glad you enjoyed it, the blog works for practical advice but it's also aimed at anyone who like an armchair tour of the sites.

Hope you get a chance to visit Egypt too.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2015, 10:42 PM
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Topping for a friend...
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Just leaving Cairo tonight after a 10 day tour with Memphis Tours. Had a fantastic time...it is hard to comprehend the amount of history and sites we have covered these past 10 days. It was great to go with a tour company this time. We usually plan everything on our own but decided, for safety and logistic reasons to go with Memphis Tours. So glad we did. They handled every detail. It was just the driver, guide, my husband and myself for the Cairo portion and a total of 7 of us with Memphis on the cruise portion.

Lots of security and police in Egypt...Nairobi too for that matter. Felt safe but didn't care to venture out on our own for a variety of reasons...crazy drivers were one! I was swarmed at many sites by schoolchildren who were mesmerized by my different look...Caucasian, red brown hair, head uncovered. Very sweet kids..just wanted to shake my hand and take my pic! A bit overwhelming at times, but sweet nonetheless.
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Thanks for the tip with Memphis Tours. I'll check them out. Will be in Cairo in two weeks.
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welltravelledbrit - we are going to Egypt for 9 nights over Easter: searching through your very interesting TR, I see you didn't go to Nefertari's tomb in Luxor's West Bank? Was it not open when you were there. I am interested as to why you didn't go there as I am really musing whether to take it in as the tickets are very expensive in comparison to anywhere in the world!
I would appreciate your comments.
Thanks!
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