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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Are there any ferries from Europe to Egypt?

Are there any ferries to Egypt from Italy, Turkey, Greece or any country from south Europe?
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Can you currently get from Turkey to Egypt by ferry?

Since April 2012, 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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Visiting Bir Tawil or places like it

Bir Tawil is kind of a disputed territory, except that it's the exact opposite: both Egypt and Sudan say that the other country has sovereignty over it. Is it possible for ordinary travellers to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Sweet Egyptian bread?

Not sure if this belongs here. I was in Egypt a few years ago, in Hurghada. I remember I used to eat this sweet, white naan-bread style bread. I remember that it was dry and broke into your hands ...
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Where can I find official information about visa on arrival to South Sinai?

I'm Thai and I'm looking to go to South Sinai resort. A Thai cannot go to Egypt without applying for the visa first. However, according to this http://www.doyouneedvisa.com/passport/Thailand I can get ...
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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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Is there a legal depth limit for scuba divers in Egypt?

I have been to Egypt for a few times since about 2005. Many of the diving centers told us there is a legal depth limit of 30m (100ft) for all scuba divers (including CMAS 3* and PADI Dive Master). ...
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Backpacking in Egypt and Kenya: Applying for a visa on the road and onward travel requirements

I'm intending to travel to different countries soon. As an ASEAN Citizen I am free to travel to any ASEAN country (southeast Asia), after travelling in ASEAN I'll be headed to India where we can get a ...
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Are you allowed to take pictures inside the Tomb of Ramesses?

Are you allowed to take pictures inside the Tomb of Ramesses and other underground, painted tombs in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt?
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Shipping my car from Egypt to Europe

I want to drive my car from Alexandria to the automobile country of Germany. The main problem is finding a ferry that can take me to Europe. I want to know what my options are. The country that I want ...
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Visa process Indian visiting Egypt

I am an Indian passport holder. I have a 2-year Schengen visa and am in France right now. I need to visit Egypt this week. What visa formalities are required for an Indian passport holder?
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Travelling to Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) - Price of alcohol

I am going to Sharm el Sheikh in June and would like to check out the Naama Bay strip. What can I expect for the prices of alcoholic drinks in Egypt? I know it is a Muslim country and having been to ...
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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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Can I get to Sharm el Sheik from Hurghada?

I heard that the regular ferry is not operating this route. Is that still true? EgyptAir doesn't have direct flights (it goes thru Cairo and is very expensive). Is there any other way to do this ...
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What needs to be paid in cash on an all-inclusive Egypt vacation? [closed]

I'm travelling to Egypt this month for a weeks honeymoon and staying in an all-inclusive resort in Sharm El Sheik. I do not require taxi money, transfer is included nor do I want any excursions. I ...
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Travel from Mumbai to Toronto via long layover in Cairo [duplicate]

We are Indian citizens and are planning to travel by Egypt air from Mumbai to Toronto via Cairo. The layover is 14 hours in Cairo. As per Egyptian Embassy, transit without visa is applicable if the ...
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Should I wear cotton or synthetics in Egypt near summer?

I see everywhere advice to wear cotton shirts (long sleeved?) and pants in Egypt due to the hot weather. This is against the "general wisdom" of backpacking, that says to use light clothes that dry ...
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Is Egypt currently safe for Americans 2014/2015? [closed]

I plan on taking a trip to Egypt in 2015. With the current state of the world (ISIS, Etc), would Egypt be considered safe right now? We would hit all the major places, such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, ...
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How to find Dive Center reviews & recommendations in Spain / Europe / Egypt

I'm researching where to complete my PADI Open Water Diver course in Spain or Europe or as far as Red Sea, Egypt. I'd also spend time to do 6-12 additional dives over a week's time. How or on which ...
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Pre-paid data SIM for voip in Egypt

I'll travel to Egypt (Sharm el Sheik airport and then to Taba) in two weeks. I am looking for a Prepaid Data SIM for VoIP calls? For me, I think, 1GB is enough for 15 days. I have checked Vodafone ...
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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, ...
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Egypt/Cairo holiday in Sept 15 [closed]

My husband and I are due to fly to Egypt on Sept 15 and have a trip to Cairo booked I'm very worried with all the trouble there is it safe to go?