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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #80 on: January 15, 2015, 08:46:57 AM »
What did you do regarding food?
We brought from Israel.
Chummas, rolls, hard salami, billtong, pb, etc...

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #81 on: January 15, 2015, 11:24:32 PM »
What did you do regarding food?

Ive been to Egypt too for a couple of days. There is absolutely no kosher food. Nor even the Lay's potatoe chips. (I believe its imported from a muslim country) so make sure u pack more then u need.

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #82 on: January 16, 2015, 08:57:37 AM »
With the Jihadis roaming the lawless Sinai, you'd have to be an idiot to go to Sharm today

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #83 on: January 16, 2015, 09:14:36 AM »
With the Jihadis roaming the lawless Sinai, you'd have to be an idiot to go to Sharm today
well thats the question ive been asking, it might have become more stable, thats what im trying to figure out

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #84 on: January 16, 2015, 02:33:04 PM »
Aren't we Noheg according to what the Shilchon Aruch says? You can't use "we" as a blanket statement, change it to " I "

Do you eat fish and milk together?

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #85 on: January 16, 2015, 02:39:24 PM »
Do you eat fish and milk together?
The Bach says it's a טעות סופרים. Different story.

But again, some would be lenient according to Rambam

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #86 on: January 18, 2015, 08:49:10 AM »
Day 3
We woke up bright and early for 9am flight to Cairo. Checking out of hotel was hassle, as we were in a rush, and they basically chased us for phone bill (the calls never even worked and I only tried because wifi was down).
We arrived at airport and we're told problem with visa.(I should mention now that we were planning on purchasing visa in airport.) Guy walks with us to passport control and a bunch of Arabic is thrown back and forth and finally they tell us we cannot travel because we need guarantee letter from tour company (?!). We try hocking different guys back and forth and no go. All they tell us is it is not a big deal just go to any travel agency in airport (there were a bunch) and they will do it for you. Anyway apparently it is a big deal and although they all knew what we were referring to (so maybe it was not complete bs) they would not do it for us. (and yes we offered $$$).
 As it was getting later on Friday, I finally relented, bought data, and cancelled our points stay at Le Meridian pyramids, and got on priceline. We ended up booking random hotel, Shores Golden, for $50/night (fri-sat) and stayed there for shabbos. Although it was not half as nice as sheraton, the staff were so much more chilled which we appreciated. Saturday night we hit up old market which is basically as described above.

P. S. Later on Monday we did official day trip with tour company to Cairo and everything went smoothly (without frikin guarantee) . I will explain what we did differently although I still do not completely comprehend what went wrong. All I know is G-d did not want us in Cairo.
On Friday we went to check-in (as would in any other airport), whereas on Monday we first went to visa office. The visa office is next to mosque-shtiebel thing and it costs $25.If you insist on paying with Egyptian they will make up price (different ppl on our tour paid different price) which can workout less.
Afterwords go to passport control where they will stamp (they never asked us for guarantee). Only then proceed to check in to receive boarding pass. I cannot promise this will work for you, but this is what worked for us. The last thing Egypt is  is consistent.

Pps I had booked flight on sp and was hoping to have travel insurance cover this. By the time I got around to calling I saw it was automatically refunded! And I still have no clue why
הודו לה' כי טוב

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #87 on: January 18, 2015, 08:54:11 AM »
Oh and Ppps
When looking for flights before we left we saw that Egypt air is considerably cheaper if you book on Egyptian website... Again we never boarded plane with that ticket so I cannot promise it'll work, but my feeling is that was not the problem

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #88 on: September 21, 2015, 07:30:05 AM »
Any particular reason you chose Sharm over Dahab?

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #89 on: September 21, 2015, 07:58:38 AM »
Any particular reason you chose Sharm over Dahab?
Friend had already been to Dahab...

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #90 on: September 21, 2015, 09:28:28 AM »
Any particular reason you chose Sharm over Dahab?

Fyi Sharm is much nicer....

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #91 on: September 21, 2015, 09:32:10 AM »

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #92 on: September 21, 2015, 10:52:44 AM »
You'd have to be a complete idiot to go to the Sinai these days. There's a reason why the hotel rates are as low as they are

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #93 on: September 21, 2015, 11:02:42 AM »


You'd have to be a complete idiot
He is

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #94 on: September 21, 2015, 12:19:11 PM »
the price for a jewish head to promote on propaganda tv is priceless.. hashem yerachem..

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Re: Down to Egypt
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #96 on: September 21, 2015, 01:00:17 PM »


the price for a jewish head to promote on propaganda tv is priceless.. hashem yerachem..

True, Jews are good at that. A yiddisha kup is priceless, what a shame that liberal Jews use their propaganda expertise to promote LGBT and other shmutz. Hashem Yiracheim

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #97 on: September 21, 2015, 04:24:28 PM »
When I dated, (erev sukkes 10 years ago) I told my wife about my yeshiva Egypt trips. She asked me if it was safe and I said no issue at all. A day later they blew up the hilton taba :-) anyway, I took her to sharm el shaik a few weeks after we were married and we had a blast
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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #98 on: September 22, 2015, 11:45:03 AM »
Wow, thanks D93 for bumping this most interesting thread! Nice TR, OP!

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Re: Down to Egypt
« Reply #99 on: September 22, 2015, 11:55:07 AM »
Wow, thanks D93 for bumping this most interesting thread! Nice TR, OP!
Thanks.
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