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I would like to ship a big box of souvenirs from Cairo to the United States. The major shipping companies, like DHL and Fedex are outrageously overpriced. I want to use the government post office. I was wondering if anyone has any experience as to their reliability and the time it takes. Also, I really need to find a box to ship this stuff in. Any suggestions on how I can obtain a box since I was told they don't sell them at the post office here? Taking them on the plane is not an option as I'll be traveling through Asia for the next few months after I leave Egypt and can't carry them with me.
I want to rent a pocket wifi to use in Egypt.
If anyone knows or have an experience
about it please help me.
(About rental pocket wifi, I found "tepwireless" only but they don't have a pocket wifi for Egypt trip.)
I will spend 5 days in Cairo in mid-December. Somebody knows a reliable and trustworthy travel agency in the city center? I'm interested in a 2-day tour of Luxor including Karnak, Luxor Temple, the West Bank, Abydos and Dendera. I'm traveling alone, but I'm willing to join a group. Also willing to buy a return flight Cairo-Luxor (to capitalize time). But a night train will also be acceptable. Thanks!
we're two girls planning to travel from Egypt to Israel in the first week of December. I'm aware that the security situation in Sinai and Israel are changing quickly, but if anyone has any recent experiences or impressions of how safe it actually is to travel from Cairo to Israel by bus, crossing by the Taba border, I would be extremely grateful for any input you might have!
Are there any greater dangers traveling on the road from Suez to Taba? Or any other considerations we should keep in mind?
Thanks so much!
I'm an American, and I'm going to be moving to Cairo in the middle of February. I'm used to traveling, and have lived in Cuzco, Peru, for the last year and a half. I've been scanning forums and various websites to gather as much basic information as I can. Much of the info on prices, safety, etc... is a bit outdated, and I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some updated cost of living prices, as well as a list of the safer areas of the city?
Apartment rental costs and utilities are what I'm most concerned with, along with food, etc... I live pretty simply, so either a room or a one bedroom apartment is what I've got in mind.
Thanks to all who respond,
The 3rd Edition of Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children is coming soon...artists from all over the world will come to perform in Cairo, march 2013...don't miss it
La 3ème édition du festival international des arts pour enfants au Caire approche rapidement...elle aura lieu en mars 2013. Des troupes et artistes d'ici et ailleurs viendront se produire au Caire et présenter des spectacles pour toute la famille. à ne surtout pas rater.
It will be a special occation when we are in Cairo for our last 2 nights in Egypt. Am thinking I would like to stay in a hotel with a view of the pyramids just becuase we are somewhere we can do that!! Would be great if we could walk to the pyramids also. Do any of you have any recommendations for a hotel that meets this?? I am going to leave budget out as I want to see what people come up with. Although I will say that I do not think I can do the US$500 for the Oberoi. Thanks in advance
I am planning a five days trip to Egypt.
What are the fastest and most comfortable means to travel from Cairo to Alexandria?
Holas, I need a holiday and have decided to try scuba diving in Dahab for about 10 days. Prices for flights seem to drop by half by end of november, thinking about staying in Alaska hostel. Looking for someone who knows the ropes so we can arrive there without much bother, score and go snorkelling or scuba diving. I am not a diver, based in the UK, Male, 35.
I know there is much info in this forum regarding this, but I am still somewhat unclear as to what to do. Could someone please help me understand a little better :)
This is what I want to do:
1. Travel from Sharm El-Sheikh to Wadi Musa (to do Petra)
So can I just bus it from Sharm El-Sheikh to the Israeli Border? Then to Aqaba Jordan? Then taxi (or whatever) to Wadi Musa?
2. Travel from Wadi Musa to Jerusalem.
I had planned to travel from Wadi Musa back to Aqaba, cross to Eilat, then Bus up to Jerusalem. Is it easier to simply proceed north through Jordan and enter Israel (then onto Jerusalem) from there?
Many thanks in advance.
Does anyone know whether there is still a ferry operating between Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh and if there is, the times, location of the ferry terminal and how easy it is to buy tickets.
I made a reservation inquiry with an Aswan hotel and they responded with much information including the bus schedule between Aswan and Abu Simbel. Are tourists allowed on these buses?
What's the accommodation scene in Abu Simbel? Still just 2 - the luxury hotel and super budget?
ok a precise post than previous ,
i wish to leave eilat on the 30th november and travel to cairo . any one want to travel with me .
any advice on where to stay .
things to do in cairo and ease of doing them
and should i do sharm on way back to isreal
is it safe to cross border and do cairo at the moment . lone female uk citizen
i am lookimt to cross into eygpt from eilat around 29th 30th november and was looking for advice and was wondering if anyone fancied joining me . im a lone female so would prefer a female companion .
is it safe in eygpt at the moment and how easy is travel
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