PHOTOS AND TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT

Apr 12th, 2006, 04:16 AM
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PHOTOS AND TRAVEL TIPS FOR EGYPT

If you want travel tips, see photos, or just getting ideas of where to travel in Egypt, have a look at www.jeremierita.canalblog.com

Click on the photos album on the right hand side. There are comments for every photo.

If you have any questions on this country, don't hesitate to ask.

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Apr 12th, 2006, 07:30 AM
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Wonderful photos of Egypt! And China. I didn't see any tips, however. You are a talented photographer.
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Apr 12th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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Could you please explain to me how you have posted a message with the same title on the same date on various boards here - Asia, Europe, etc.
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Apr 12th, 2006, 08:06 AM
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FYI - you missed praising your photos on the US board - better get another screen name and respond there as well.
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Apr 12th, 2006, 12:14 PM
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Some posting offer travel tips on some locations, some are just to give ideas - where to go or how a place can look like. And we start from there. Some readers want to dig further and ask for advices on some locations or ask for tips. Since I can't post tips for absolutely every country visited, I hope this can encourage readers to get in touch and simply ask what they're interested in. At least this is what has happened so far. So if you need any particular info, feel free. Cheerio.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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What's the problem, gail? Jeremie's posts were all for different locations under their respective boards.

BTW I'm really enjoying your blog and photos and looking forward to your next China installment, Jeremie.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 11:02 AM
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Just call me a born skeptic.
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Apr 18th, 2006, 05:21 AM
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ok, for the non skeptics and those interested in Egypt and the Nubians in particular, I warmly recommend the museum in Aswan. The whole museum aims at presenting the Nubian history and culture. Recently renovated, it's a great place to visit. Nothing to do with the chaotic museum of Cairo (which is a must see still). Among the numerous artifacts and reconstituion sites is a 3000 years old momy and explanation on the momification process. In Aswan, one can obviously sail the Nile with Felouque, much better than the big boats going quickly from one site to another. The 2 days journey from Aswan to Edfou is worth the trip.
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Apr 19th, 2006, 10:02 PM
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we are 8 of us from india visiting egypt in mid may.spending 7 nights 8 days.we want to do cairo-aswan-luxor-hurgada-cairo.apart from visiting historic sights we plan to dive in the red sea and golf.can anyone pl recommend a plan and include places which are a 'must see',keeping in mind the time factor.what are the costs involved for food and stay.places to shop for souviners.pl share your personal experience about the place.any doos and don'ts.thanks
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Apr 19th, 2006, 11:07 PM
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It's gonna be a bit of a rush to do all of this in just 8 days. So you may have to do some choices. When you arrive to CAiro, I would recommend to either take a plane to Aswan, or a night train (I did the latter).
Given your timeframe, pLan 1 day in Aswan, hotels are not great down there, except two top end resorts. Then charter a felouque, and sail the Nile for 2 nights one day to Edfou. Visit this beautiful site and head to Luxor. At least 2 days there (go and see my blog to get an idea what's on offer over there). Accomodation is very good there.
Can't help you on the diving and golf stuff, not a specialist...
Places to shop : in the souqs, whether in Aswan, or Cairo, and nice market in Luxor.
Food is very cheap, but don't excpect something amazing. For this you'll have to go to Lebanon !
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Apr 20th, 2006, 03:31 AM
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thanks a ton.good tips.saw your photos, some awesome stuff.do you have more dope about abu simbel?we are thinking of doing it by road from aswan before embarking on cruise.how long would it take?how comfy are the overnight a/c trains and the coaches which take you around the place?
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Apr 20th, 2006, 04:31 AM
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Not much info on Abou Simbel I am afraid. But I know it's pretty straightforward to go there from Aswan by bus, count some hours though, so leave early if you want to be back the same day. Or you can cruise around (but don't expect to be able to come back to Aswan by boat, there's a dam on the way...)
Night trains from Cairo to Aswan don't exactly look like they're presented on their website. To be honest, we were a bit disappointed, we were expecting something very confy and it's actually very tiny. But that may be because we had high expectations (see the websote and you'll understand). From hindsight, it's ok, a bit overpriced though.
Buses are pretty basic. I don't recommend night buses. Except if you're looking for a white night. Buses stops every half an hour or so, people eat falafel and it really stincks.
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Apr 20th, 2006, 02:49 PM
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Great photos. We are heading there in November.
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May 28th, 2006, 04:37 AM
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WOW - your photos are fantastic. I checked out some of those from around the world - especially places where I know I'll not get to travel to.

Are you with an aid organization? Interesting to travel so much and it is comforting to know that someone who truly cares is keeping a close eye on how money is being spent and how people are actually benefitting.

Thanks for this interesting site
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May 28th, 2006, 08:26 AM
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I looked first at the Egypt photos. They were so good that I could not resist looking at another album...and then another...There are some hints of what you do for a living through the pictures. Please tell us. Photo journalist, some sort of aid workers, What?!? You've been to the most interesting places, even at times when most would not travel there due to war or natural disaster. Whether you answer or not, I have bookmarked you blog and will be checking back for more pics in the future. Thanks for sharing your amazing images and impressions.
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May 28th, 2006, 07:48 PM
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Jeremie:

These are great photos .Did you take them personally??

I was in Egypt six months ago and toured many of the places you mention.

But you are not allowed to take pictures inside the Tombs.

The Security Guards would quickly take away your camera or video equipment.

One fellow in our group did not heed the advice he was given as you enter the Tomb and had his camera taken away.!!!


About Abu Simble:

I would not recommned a bus ride there from Aswan.

We flew from Aswan, a private guide picked us up at the airport....Abu Simble is not far from the airport.

I have to add that Abu Simble was one of my main hilites of my 3 weeks in Egypt.

If you can do not miss it.

Also do some homework on Abu Simble, know how it was found and how and why it was move to its present location.

Yes, that Lake right beside Abu Simble is Lake Nasser.

I wrote a trip report when I got back ....if you want to read it , then just click on my name ( in blue ) above this posting and then scroll to the title..

"Just Back From Egypt.

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May 29th, 2006, 03:18 AM
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Hi Guys,
Thanks any way Percy,though your info was a bit too late.Just got back from egypt.Did all(cairo-Hurgada-luxor-Edfu-Komombo-Aswan-Cairo)in 10 days.Incredible country.Managed to go to Abu Simbel.Was picked up by our travel guide from our cruise in aswan at 3am.It was a 3hr drive and we were back to Aswam by noon.
The 3 night cruise was wonderful.had a great time.The felouque trip was beautiful.i recommend it to anyone who visits Egypt.Hurgada was the hightlight of my trip.Did some scuba diving.I,ll probably post some pictures ( too lazy to download ).May not be as good as Jeremie's.
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May 29th, 2006, 05:24 AM
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Thanks for your compliments. Glad that you like the blog.

So to answer your questions : yes, all photos were taken by either me or my wife. The bad news is: our camera just broke down during a week-end in Uganda. Amazing places though. Will share some photos we still managed to take very shortly on our blog.

So what's my job then...
Well, I have been working as aid worker for quite some time. Indeed in some of the hot spots of those last years : Tsunami, Darfur crisis, etc.
Am now working with the European Commission in DR Congo, providing funding to NGOs for all relief assistance in the eastern part of the country (including Ituri) to vulnerable population; So indeed my job is to ensure that money is well spent, and that assistance provided respond to real needs, that it has an impact and alleviate suffering

This is a great job, very rewarding, though very tiring at times. I am also a travel addict. So when overseas I take every opportunity to discover a new country, meet other ways of living and thinking.

Thanks again for all your compliments on our photos and stories. Let's keep in touch!
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May 30th, 2006, 07:52 AM
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Thanks for the extra info. Fascinating job. Please keep up the good work...and photos.
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Brilliant photos! Interesting job.
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