Egypt connects Africa and Asia. The home of pharaohs, pyramids, the Nile river, Red Sea, and Christian and Islamic history. Its capital city is Cairo.

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Turkey to Egypt by ferry?

Since April this year, Anrusstrans is offering a ferry service between the Turkish port of Mersin, in the south east of the country, and Port Said, east of Alexandria on the Egyptian coast. Over at ...
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Is it safe to travel to Egypt in early 2012? [closed]

Have people been travelling in Egypt after March 2011? What's the situation like over there? The election is also happening at the end of November. Should I wait until after the election to book my ...
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Overlanding in Egypt without a carnet de passage?

I know some people have entered Egypt without a Carnet de Passage so I know it is possible, what I need to know is how long can you drive it in Egypt that way, I know with a Carnet it is 6 months ...
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What kind of clothes and footwear are ideal to visit Egypt?

I'm planning to visit a few places in Egypt during the month of January or February. The locations on my itinerary are: Cairo Alexandria Aswan Abu Simbel Luxor I plan to spend anywhere from 1 to ...
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Long transit in Cairo (Egypt)

In a couple weeks, I will have a long layover in Cairo on a trip from Mumbai to Toronto. I get to Cairo on Sunday at noon and leave for Toronto on Monday at about 1 AM. I am travelling on EgyptAir ...
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What are some unique opportunities and lodging in Siwa Oasis, Egypt?

I will be traveling to Siwa Oasis sometime near the end of 2011. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with great/unique places to stay, or potentially an overnight trip into the desert. ...
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What are the best day-trips for a single traveler staying in Cairo?

I'm visiting Cairo, Egypt in November and was wondering what people would suggest as the best single-day trips and activities, and what tips might apply specifically to a single traveler.
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Is it best for Canadians to get an Egyptian visa in advance or at the Cairo airport?

I read that it's possible to get an Egyptian tourist visa on arrival at the Cairo airport. Is that the recommended method for Canadians? If so, how much will it cost? Are any additional documents ...
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Visiting Abu Simbel in Egypt for independent travellers

What are the options to visit Abu Simbel for independent travelers? Are foreigners allowed to travel there on public transport these days? Would a day trip be enough, or is there enough sights for ...
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Finding a cruise on the Nile

What's the best approach for finding a cruise on the Nile? Anything in particular that should look out for? How can you distinct good boats from bad?
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Night trains from Cairo to Luxor/Aswan?

Is it possible to book on-line the night train from Cairo to Luxor or Aswan? Where can I find a timetable and summary of available compartments? On a side note, if and how much do these trains get ...
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What to wear in Egypt to blend in?

I plan on going to Egypt around Christmas and I have always hated the thought of being a tourist. I want to blend in and experience what it is like to be there without being regarded as a tourist all ...
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Should I cover up my tattoo when visiting the Middle East?

I stumbled upon a question on blending in in Egypt, in which one user warns that Egyptians regard tattooed people as criminals or foreigners. How big of a problem will tattoos be for a regular ...
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Travel adaptor in Egypt - can I buy the UK adaptor in Cairo?

I read that I need an European plug converter in Egypt. How hard is it to buy a UK to Europe plug in Cairo?
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What 3G standard is used in Egypt, and how much does it cost?

I know they are UMTS country. Can I rent 3g modem for a week?
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Where can I find information about buses in Giza, Egypt?

According to wikitravel, there should be bus routes close to the Giza Railway station of Cairo Metro Line 2. Quoting it: any number of minibuses and buses go to the site (known as 'al-haram' in ...
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How can you climb the Great Pyramid? [closed]

There is no need for a discussion on ethics. I'm extremely compelled by the thought of scaling the Khufu pyramid at Giza. I've read several people's journals about climbing it. Apparently it is done ...
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Is it safe to travel to Cairo in July 2012? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to travel to Egypt in early 2012? I am planning on travelling to Cairo this July but heard the elections will be in May with possibly a referendum on June ...
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How (un)reasonable would it be to go backpacking to Egypt now? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to travel to Egypt in early 2012? Everyone has seen all the demonstrations in Egypt right now. I was wondering from practical perspective for a backpacker, ...