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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2015, 12:13:04 AM »
wow nice to know

Yeah that's nuts and so interesting. Thanks for sharing tzifanya54

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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2015, 01:06:56 AM »
- Wow, a Shul still standing!?

My guide told me that there is actually another shul that is still in use everyday, but it was very far so I didn't go.

Nice read. There are no direct flights to tel aviv from Cairo?
There is 1 daily flight, but it's early in the day and pain to book.

Great TR! Thanks... Brought back good memories!!

 I see you only took the camel ride after the pyramid's...  How did you get to the pyramid's once you were dropped off? Did you walk?

We drove right up to the Great Pyramid, walked around, and then drove to the next one. There's a dirt road in front of them.

Thanks, nice trip report! Fat chance, but was there any Judaica in the Egypt Museum, e.g. stuff from the Cairo Geniza?
Non at all.

Great report, short and sweet (like mine!).

Regarding the haze, thanks for the tip. If I ever make it there I'll make sure to go before 10. I think the pyramids look awesome in your shots, the haze gives it that real "mirage in the desert" feel. Very mysterious.
You have comforted me :)

Great TR! Good to see someone else going, and (barely) having trouble with visa. We got a lot of pics inside egypt muesem using GoPro  :D
For the sake of asking, how was the interaction with locals (if you had any, you were a real in-n-out) did you get any opinions out of them? In sharm, we had them all give us the liberal, anti-terrorist stuff, which was good to hear...
While they are an ancient wonder (no matter who built them...) you basically go and take pictures. Not really all that dif from other tourist traps



The only thing they all said was how tourism in Egypt is dead since 2011 and they are trying to show the world that Egypt is safe again and come visit.

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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2015, 01:58:40 AM »
Route: JFK-FRA-CAI-AMM-TLV (SQ, MS, MS, RJ)



Thank you Hershelsdeals and everyone else who helped me plan this trip!!
How is this....
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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2015, 02:01:49 AM »
How is this....
What are you asking exactly?

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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2015, 02:03:39 AM »
Not that I remember, but there really is a ton of stuff from inside those pyramids
There is so much stuff, you can spend a full day in the museum alone.

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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2015, 02:08:25 AM »
What are you asking exactly?
A photo of "No photos" sign
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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2015, 02:09:10 AM »
A photo of "No photos" sign
I took one anyway...

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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2015, 03:13:33 AM »
Very cool trip !! This time u left out the alcohol part ?!

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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #50 on: October 16, 2015, 03:40:56 AM »
Would you travel to other cities or you felt it was only safe in Cairo?

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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2015, 03:52:07 AM »
Very cool trip !! This time u left out the alcohol part ?!
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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2015, 06:38:07 AM »
Very cool trip !! This time u left out the alcohol part ?!
However, I was very unimpressed with the soft product, slow service, horrible drink menu, and no amenity kit (maybe I'm just too used to F ;) ).

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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2015, 06:39:18 AM »
Would you travel to other cities or you felt it was only safe in Cairo?
Yes I would and I hope to do so one day. I only had a 21 hour layover in CAI so I wasn't able to do more than I did.
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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2015, 06:40:02 AM »
His mother reads his TRs
Then I would have to leave out the entire Egypt part too ;)

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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #55 on: October 16, 2015, 06:53:25 AM »
I like that "No Photos" sign in your picture of the Ben Ezra Shul
Always my favorite type of pix to get! (Below is from a Turkish Army base)






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(Btw, why don't they let photos?)
I have no idea why, but it's the same in Rome, Florence and Venice - they don't allow pictures in the Shuls.
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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #56 on: October 16, 2015, 08:44:59 AM »
Thanks for sharing, did you go costume hunting in @hershelsdeals closet?
Nice, short & sweet.

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Re: D93's Trip to Egypt
« Reply #59 on: October 16, 2015, 10:17:05 AM »
Nice TR. Thanks for sharing. The LM looks pretty.

The pyramids have been on the bucket list, but something about Egypt perturbs me, more than say the UAE. The fact that the city and traffic are mayhem doesn't help either. Just adds to the lawlessness atmosphere.

But I'm horrified by that her Hermolis meal which looks to contain mystery meat
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