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want to get some tips on Egypt

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1. Posted by Ivyzhang (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

I just plan go to Egypt on Feb. so want to get more tips , e.g. cheap accommodation and excellent restaurant. are there have some car rental? I think maybe by train or bus will be a little discommodious, also by taxi, right?

highly appreciate get your more advise about Egypt! thanks a lot!

2. Posted by rasberries (Inactive 154 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

heres my advise

donot cheap out on the accomodation.

taxis will try to rip u off. so agree to a price before hand.
this is very important.

take the train.

watch your wallet n stuf especially in markets/bazaars

3. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3383 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If a taxidriver wants a too high price just go to another. There are loads of taxis driving around. In Cairo use this rule of thumb; 1 kilometer is approximately 2 LE. So find out the distance and calculate the real price.

4. Posted by theviking (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I do agree about the taxis (do not worry if the driver come running and shouting after you after you have paid (or even giving you the money back when they want you to give them more money, it is just an acting thing)). For restaurants all hotels normally have OK places. My favourite place is Fish Market on Corneesh, great seafood ! They will not sell alcohol on the "egyptian" restaurants but if you can handle that most places that look decent will be OK. I have stayed here for two years eating anything without any problems (and I get foul from the streets every morning)