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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2015, 08:04:03 AM »
Before or after all the fighting started ?
Before and During

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2015, 08:45:09 AM »
We did not experience any problems safe-wise our entire time there

ive been to cairo, twice to sharm, once to dahab, and about 15 times to taba. however the last time was in 2012 due to the lawlessness.

i really want to go to mount sinai, but ever since the kidnappings, ive been scared to venture too deep. my question was if it is now considered normal to go which would indicate stability.

http://news.yahoo.com/2-brazilian-women-kidnapped-egypts-sinai-164043863.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/13/us-egypt-sinai-body-idUSKBN0KM10720150113

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2015, 08:49:50 AM »
Really cool stuff guys!

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2015, 10:26:13 AM »
Before or after all the fighting started ?
I was in taba afterwards, it was not safe enough to do anything more.

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2015, 10:47:18 AM »
I was in taba afterwards, it was not safe enough to do anything more.
What made you come to that conclusion?

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2015, 11:09:20 AM »
What made you come to that conclusion?
Too many news stories of bombings and shootings. At one point nobody was going to taba either bc there was a bus bombing at the border.


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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2015, 11:12:16 AM »
IMHO Petra, Jordan is the safer trip to take out of Israel these days.

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2015, 11:25:11 AM »
We did not walk around looking like yeshiva bochorim... But when asked we did tell locals we were jewish...

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2015, 11:47:03 AM »
But when asked we did tell locals we were jewish...
How did they respond ?

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2015, 11:51:15 AM »
A friend of mine (who is a DDFer) told me he got a hotel employee fired for daring to ask them if they are jewish
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2015, 11:58:15 AM »
Thanks for sharing, as others mentioned it would be appreciated if you can share some photos, thanks!!
it definitely began adding up and I quickly learned trip was not as cheap as I originally
Ha ha always happens  :-[

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2015, 12:10:06 PM »
For the Egypt-travellers here:

This is news to me...
1) You can travel into Egypt??
2) And safely? I can't imagine wearing a Yankees cap would do much to hide an identity there, or is it totally safe that you felt comfortable wearing a yarmulkah??
wear a mets cap and theyll feel sympathetic

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2015, 12:17:35 PM »
A friend of mine recently got chased in Egypt because they realized he was Jewish...

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2015, 12:26:38 PM »
Mt. Sinai/Pyramids

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2015, 12:28:19 PM »
Mt. Sinai/Pyramids
wow, egypt couldnt look more like one would picture it to look

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2015, 12:31:40 PM »
Pyramids

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2015, 12:34:10 PM »
How close can you get to the pyramids?
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2015, 12:41:05 PM »
I was able to climb it and go inside
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2015, 12:41:47 PM »
Cool. Are there still mummies inside (can kohanim go)?
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