Just Back from Egypt

Old Oct 31st, 2005, 11:29 AM
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Percy is right! We returned from Egypt on Oct. 18th and in the 2 weeks we were there never felt scared for our safety, other than when we tried to cross the street in Cairo. My sister and I walked the street to Hard Rock and the Museum which was close to our hotel without anyone but the peddlers bothering us and as Percy said, after a few days, you can deal with them. Please, don't let you fear keep you from a wonderful adventure! Also, found nice deals at the shops in the hotels on the Nile in Cairo. The Four Seasons will be opening theirs by Christmas. Nile Hilton and Hyatt have wonderful shops too.
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Old Oct 31st, 2005, 04:40 PM
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True....but I guess we tend on the cautious side.
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Old Oct 31st, 2005, 04:57 PM
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Now I am thinking....maybe I should just book it. The air is only $750pp r/t.
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Old Oct 31st, 2005, 06:17 PM
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Dr. Andrea:

I would book it in a hearbeat.

This is not like going to Mexico or Costa Rica or some other beach place for the winter ..

If you want to cruise the Nile , see the Pyramids, the Sphinx and the lovely Temples, you HAVE to go to Egypt.!!

Hi bobi:

We exchanged a few words I think before I left.

If you stayed at the Four Season, you indeed were very close to the Cairo Museum.

I agree with you that the most dangerous experience is crossing a major street in Cairo !!!

Plus I found Egypt to be quite cheap.
The admission fee to the Museums and Temples is less than half the price of tours and admission I have paid elsewhere.

Welcome back home

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Old Oct 31st, 2005, 07:41 PM
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My wife and I will be in Cairo twice at the end of the year.

Once December 26th and again Janaury 3rd-4th. I could use the name and contact information of a reputable guide/car service to meet us at the airport and show us the sights of Cairo.

It sounds like you found exactly what we are needing - so could you share the name and contact information of this service.
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Old Nov 1st, 2005, 06:06 AM
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Ok....I must be crazy. You guys convinced me that Egypt is safe. I emailed the Oberoi. If they are still willing to give me the free trip I am going to plan it as a surprise for my DH's b-day. However, since we will be in safari in January, is it ok to travel to Egypt during the end of May or June? Would it really be too hot?
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Old Nov 1st, 2005, 07:01 AM
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Yes, Iwillgive you Debbie's e-mail address.

Yes is the guide that I had and she was terrific.

Her driver met us at the airport and drove us to our hotel...then next morning Debbie came over with another driver and off we wen tto see the sites of Cairo.

Contact Debbie Senters at:

[email protected]

Tell her hello from Percy, she just sent me an e-mail yesterday, asking how we are doing back home....now wasn't that nice!!

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Old Nov 1st, 2005, 07:13 AM
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Dr. A,

Oh yeah, it will be quite hot. CNN.com or the NYTimes.com has a weather site that will provide the average temps for Cairo, I think. And then it depends on where you are from & how you adjust to heat.
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 06:26 PM
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ttt
For dfarmer !!

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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 07:36 PM
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Thanks Percy - Got It!!
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Old Nov 12th, 2005, 11:54 AM
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dfarmer

Thanks for wanting to read my report.

I hope you found some parts of interest.

Now it is back to the Latin America Forum..!!

Take Care
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Old Nov 12th, 2005, 01:49 PM
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Thanks jmvp, for doing this requested posting.

My computer is working now.

The Cable company was doing some repairs in my area.

dfarmer:

Ever think of going to Egypt.!!!

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Old Jan 3rd, 2006, 09:22 PM
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Hi Percy and all. I have only been a participant of one other post site. It being a house truckers site for those of us folks who travel the world in rolling homes.
Anyway I am hoping for some tips on travel either to Turkey or Egypt...or both!

My main reason for going there is for business/purchasing trip (perfumes and spices) to the outdoor markets.

Circumstances would make it best for me to travel in late Jan.early Feb. but would it be to cold in Istanbul and Isparta turkey then?

Egypt seems as if it would be fine (in the 50's or so)

Can anyone give me tips/info. on the markets/bazzars in Turkey and Egypt? Are there smaller ones than the huge ones in Istanbul and Cairo?

Are the prices better in Egypt or in Turkey?

Also, any tips on cheap hotels in both of these countries for a middleaged couple who are traveling on bare bones and with some health issues (but high spirits!)
My dear husbands spinal disability and my health issues require us to have hotel rooms that DO NOT have the squat toilets if at all possible.

Is it possible to travel to these places and remain vegan? I have serious food allergies and have always gotten very ill traveling...but I don't let it stop me! (my..don't we sound like the pair!)

We have traveled extensively (even with our health issues) and I am so very excited so any info. would be appreciated.

Ciao, marvels mama
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Old Jan 17th, 2006, 08:14 PM
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going to egypt in march for 15 days need help planing...my wife will meet me there she works in sudan so i'm in charge of the planing but have been unable to get around to it....
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Old Jan 18th, 2006, 04:42 PM
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We just got back from Egypt on Friday and used STI-travel.

www.sti-travel.com

Our trip was wonderful.
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Old Feb 24th, 2006, 07:22 PM
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marvelsmama

The hotel in Egypt are just great and don't worry about squat toilets...I never saw anywhere.

Things are cheap in Egypt ,in fact I would say that Egypt is one of the cheapest place I have ever been to.

In general hotels are cheap in Egypt.

The 6 star Marriott cost me $119.00 per night!!

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Old Jul 4th, 2006, 02:45 PM
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I am bringing this top the top for Stan Kase.

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Old Jul 7th, 2006, 04:05 PM
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Percy,
Great report. I believe I read through all the messages but do not see how I can contact Debbie for the private tours. Possible I missed it! I always like to use a private guide when I can. Thanks
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Old Jul 7th, 2006, 06:24 PM
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Send Debbie Senters an e-mail at

[email protected]

Please mention my name and say Hi to her for me.

She just sent me an e-mail 3 days ago,letting me know how things are in Egypt.

Have a great time there with Debbie

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Old Feb 25th, 2008, 02:54 PM
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has anyone done the 18 day INSIGHT TOUR GRAND TOUR OF EGYPT? OR IS THE 10 DAY WONDER OF EGYPT ENOUGH AND SKIP MT.SINAI AND ST CATHERINE'S . WERE YOU PLEASED WITH INSIGHT TOURS??
THANKS JANIS H
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