Just back from Intrepid Pyramids to Petra!

Jun 26th, 2008, 08:50 PM
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Jun 27th, 2008, 12:14 AM
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More! More!, Please.
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Jun 27th, 2008, 06:06 AM
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Yes, more! I'm very much enjoying your report. My daughter and I are booked on a Gap trip, which sounds very similar to yours (minus the Jordan portion). What was the name of your hotel in Cairo?
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Jun 30th, 2008, 06:23 AM
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Hi,sorry it's taken so long for me to come back.The hotel in Cairo was called the Capsis,on Ramses II Street.About the Egyptian Museum;I don't think they offer Senior discounts,and I'm not sure of the admission price.I think someone answered that for you on another thread.There was no extra charge to view Tut's goodies.
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Jun 30th, 2008, 06:32 AM
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OK,where was I?Oh,right,on the Nile-After lunch we made our way to Elephantine Island for our first glimpse of a Nubian village.This island is considered to be the home of the earliest inhabitants of this area.The homes are brightly painted with pretty geometric designs included.There were lots of women out and about doing work around the houses and visiting with friends.Esam seemed to know everyone and we felt quite welcome.Most of the homes have cool urns of water for visitors to help themselves as they pass by.(Thanks,but I'll pass...)Lots of cute goats,the occasional donkey,you get the picture.Esam took us to the home of one of our local guides who invites us in for hibiscus tea.It was a nice middle class home that is used by his extended family.We were treated to a (loooong!) story of how he met his wife and got to look at all of the many wedding photos.His hospitality was lovely,but we were all getting sleepy and ready to move on.We wound our way back to the dock and piled back on with Esam and a lovely elderly man who is a local historian.As we floated along he pointed out hieroglyphics on rocks along the banks.A niche here,a Roman water wheel there.Just another day on the Nile!
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Jul 8th, 2008, 04:14 PM
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could you please tell me how much it cost in local currency to go into pyramid #2 and how much time was allowed on your tour to explore the pyramid? thank you
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Jul 14th, 2008, 04:49 AM
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Hi Massagediva,

Great posts! Please continue. I am taking the same trip with Intrepid (not till 2009) and would love to hear more about it.
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Jul 14th, 2008, 09:23 AM
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Dear massagediva,

Yes, please share your thoughts on the remainder of your journey when you have the time.

I am going to Egypt, Jordan & Israel in October 2008 & look forward to your continued TR.

Many thanks!

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bookmarking, will enjoy later this weekend.
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