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How to get to the Egyptian Antiquities Museum from the Nile Hilton

How to get to the Egyptian Antiquities Museum from the Nile Hilton

Feb 15th, 2010, 05:44 AM
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How to get to the Egyptian Antiquities Museum from the Nile Hilton

on some blogs it sounds it is near impossible to walk from the nile hilton to the antiquities museum which is only a block away. I was to go (an extra time) while on tour the day I arrive in the early to mid afternoon. Is it so difficult to walk around the corner. Please advise. thank you.
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Feb 15th, 2010, 07:16 AM
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Not having read the blogs, not sure what they are really talking about.

But my gut feel is that it has to do with Cairo traffic (which makes crossing the street a real adventure). Or......there could be construction going on makes access to the museum difficult. We walked from the museum to the Hilton years ago - had to dodge some construction, but it was not big deal.

Casual_Cairo might be able to assist with details.
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Feb 15th, 2010, 10:30 AM
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Yeh, even though only across the street, it's probably the busiest intersection in Cairo. Traffic is a horror and few adhere to rules/regs, let alone lights or even the police directing. But certainly no reason not to give it a shot.

For crossing the street... stand awhile and watch. You'll notice that old people just put themselves into the middle of it and head across. That's your cue... grab hold of an older persons arm or galabeya (long gown) and move with them.... you'll arrive safely at your destination. They've figured it out and lived long enough to reach their golden years... go for it! We did!

Don't let those blogs put you off. It's part of the adventure of Cairo!
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Feb 15th, 2010, 11:47 AM
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You must be talking about the RAMSES Hilton, not the Nile Hilton. The Nile Hilton is NO MORE. And it was NEVER hard to get to the Museum from the Nile Hilton - it was a walk out through the back door and down the street - no traffic to speak of back there.

The Ramses Hilton is more difficult. Take a taxi if traffic scares you, or do the crossing on Friday morning.
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Feb 15th, 2010, 12:33 PM
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Oh - I was definitely thinking of the Nile Hilton! That was an easy walk (except for dodging the construction).
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Feb 15th, 2010, 02:07 PM
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Oh, oh - me too, same error. Nile vs Ramses Hilton. Thanks Debbie for correcting.
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Feb 15th, 2010, 02:13 PM
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sandi - does this mean Percy won't buy us drinks anymore?????

JackGlasser - take Debbie's advice and take a taxi! Keeping in mind, of course, that even a simple taxi ride in Cairo can be quite an adventure!!!!
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Feb 16th, 2010, 10:38 AM
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thanks
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Feb 26th, 2010, 09:15 AM
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We have stopped at the Hilton and still recomend hire a guide and car. Cairo is so busy and you will be looked after whilst having a visit. I recommend a guide you can email him and arrange it before you go [email protected] Happy travelling.
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Mar 15th, 2010, 07:01 AM
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hello paragshah

how can i contact you ?
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Jul 28th, 2010, 07:10 PM
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I am reading this post late. Came across it by a fluke !

No !! I am still buying the drinks but Gee whiz!!!! How could you ladies get the Nile Hilton and Ramsey Hilton mixed up!!
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Jul 28th, 2010, 07:24 PM
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<>>

Too many drinks?????
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Jul 28th, 2010, 08:05 PM
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Grcxx3

Your bad !!!
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Jul 29th, 2010, 02:59 AM
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I'm glad this old string was only brought up to the front to talk about drinking. What fun and I haven't been doing nearly enough of it lately.

See you all at the pub soon!
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