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Egypt - hints and tips needed!!!!

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1. Posted by redknight5 (Full Member 80 posts) 11y

hi, i'm thinking about going across to egypt next year....i've already done the whole 'round the world' thing, but egypt is the next 'wish'! has anyone any tips or suggestions for getting around or for must see places, or just reviews of the place!!!
cheers

2. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

biggest tip i was given and was glad of knowing when I was there , besides booking first 2 nights accomadation don't book anything in advance, if you do you will pay over the average cost, don't book anything in the airport !!! if you need any advice on places to see, eat or budget accomodation let me know.... ;)

3. Posted by gaouzief (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

try to visit a small city called "Dahab" in the Sinai peninsula, amazing place

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4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

I agree Dahab is great, snorkling and diving along a beautiful coral reef, relaxing in the restaurants by the sea with Bob Marley playing in the background while sipping a nice cold beer watching the sun set.. ahhhh thats the life....

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I arranged a visa through the Egyptian Consulate in Tel Aviv, Israel. Then caught a bus down through the Sinai. Took quite a while to get to Cairo. The food in the Cairo restaurants is very nutritious and delicious. The Egyptian speak perfect English but beware of them latching on and wanting to be your friend. They all have a sister or cousin who has a shop with something you want. It's very difficult to shake off Egyptian "friends". They'll follow you days on end.

6. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting gaouzief

try to visit a small city called "Dahab" in the Sinai peninsula, amazing place

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Dahab is brilliant. You can loose yourself completely there and never want to return.

7. Posted by Zhou (Full Member 126 posts) 11y

Sounds to be just the kind of place that I want to go...Please let me know more about Dahab. How to go there? Does it cost much? Thanks!