2 Weeks in Egypt/Jordan - How does this look?
Replies: 16 - Last Post: May 12, 2013 4:02 AM Last Post By: Theklan
May 10, 2013 1:10 AM
15Frankly...just since we are being frank. The border at Taba took ten minutes on each side to go through each time...same going from Eilat into Jordan ten minutes at most on each side. It was one of the easier borders that I've crossed. When you leave Jordan you have to buy a $5 stamp that looks cool in your passport. I spent two days in Jerusalem and that was plenty for us. We spent one long day in the "Old City" and that was enough to see it all. We hired a guide that took us to every spot that I knew and didn't know about. It cost about $50, it was the best day...it was a great day. I don't know if I'll ever go back to that area again and so I was able to see (almost by chance) places that I've heard about my ENTIRE life.
sure I did miss out on the river cruise but I think I saw enough of Egypt in the sites around Cairo. It was very cool to be alone inside of the ancient tombs....a side note for you: when you get to Saqarra there are a few guys that obviously work there...separate yourself from the masses and look interested and they will approach you and take you into tombs that are locked up and otherwise sealed to the public. They are gorgeous and decked out from top to bottom in intricate hieroglyphs and some have colorful statues. You WILL feel the presence of the history :) it was awesome! You could feasibly (I'm talking about what I did...not trying to get a bunch of flack from people) see Saqarra/step pyramid, Giza pyramids and the Spinkas as well as any shops that your tout/taxi driver ($35-50 per day) thinks that you should see. I got deathly sick for a full 24 hours eating at the little diner by saqarra that the drivers take everyone to. I wanted to see the Cairo graveyard and the museum but instead opted out and took a taxi to Eilat. If you find a driver from someone on here you can do it for $100 and get there in only 6 hours through some very desolate land under the Suez and everything. I'm not saying that my trip was the best, but for us, we wouldn't have changed a thing...except eating at that place by Saqarra...bring Cipro if you can. I slept in the bath. Have fun!
May 12, 2013 4:02 AM
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