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An Epic Journey: Egypt to Jordan

May 5, 2015

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There’s always something that makes me nervous when I am arriving in a country I’ve never been to and all I have is a phone number for someone called ‘Ali’ who, I have been told, will organise a trip to the desert when I arrive. To be fair, it actually gives me a little thrill, […]

Diving at Soma Bay, Egypt

April 16, 2015

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Soma Bay is on a small peninsular on the Red Sea, about 45km from Hurghada in Egypt. It’s a tourist resort, but a nice one. Small, with just a few hotels, mostly five star including a Sheraton, Kempinski and Robinson. Reefs surround the peninsular so snorkelling and diving is abundant, and the bay itself, on the […]

Egypt: some random hints and tips

March 12, 2010

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Cairo has a good feeling to it and it is easy to walk around feeling safe (even for women). The only real problem is the hassle factor in tourist spots as people are trying to rip you off left right and centre. I found Luxor and Aswan incredibly difficult for this. I did get scammed […]

Cairo: getting the best from the vibrant city

March 11, 2010

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Following our Pyramid experience, we decided that guides were maybe not the best route to go down. Even the more expensive guides at the hotel could not be trusted (one friend we met paid US$500 for 3 days and had similar experiences). From here on it we only took taxi’s with metres and that saved […]

Cairo: The Pyramids and a valuable lesson learnt

March 11, 2010

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On  our second day in Cairo we went to the pyramids. We were hugely disappointed in the whole experience but if you are reading this blog before you go, you won’t be. We had met a great taxi driver on the way from the airport – an honest guy (so we thought), called Mostafa, who […]

Cairo: The Egyptian Museum

March 10, 2010

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The Egyptian Museum is a must see as it is rammed full of artefacts that have been discovered from all over the country. It is E£60 to get in, with students at half price. The museum, although organised by time periods with explanations for each, doesn’t provide much, if any explanation of most of the […]

Egypt: Cairo part 1

March 10, 2010

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Cairo is the biggest city in North Africa and Middle East with over 20million people (a quarter of the total Egyptian population lives in cairo and around 6million people drive in to work each day). It is bustling with a hideous amount of traffic. We opted to stay at a hotel we had heard great […]