Bur Safajah Travel Guide

  • Hurghada-Luxor transit Safaga
    Hurghada-Luxor transit Safaga
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  • Hurghada-Luxor transit Safaga - Me
    Hurghada-Luxor transit Safaga - Me
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  • Safaga - Boulders above the road!
    Safaga - Boulders above the road!
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Bur Safajah Transportation

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    Time in a way between Safaga and Luxor is about 4 hours. Buses usually make one stop on a half of the way approximately in two hours after departure from Safaga. The bus parking is equipped with toilets (it costs 1 LE = 20 cents) and is surrounded with reliable armed security forces.

    Parking proceeds from 20 minutes till half of an hour. During this parking tourists have time to take pleasure of a show of an east bazaar. Besides purchase of souvenirs it is possible to be photographed on a background of camels, donkeys and monkeys together with natives. I have photographed a boy with a camel. It costed 1 LE (20 cents). It is possible to drink some coffee (5 LE = $1) or other drinks.

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    You can see my 1 min 50 sec Bur Safajah (Safaga) – Luxor Bazaar-stop VIDEO clip with The Clovers One Mint Julep music from my YouTube channel

    Bazaar between Safaga and Qena Bazaar between Safaga and Qena Bazaar between Safaga and Qena
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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    There are about 230 kilometers between Safaga and Luxor. The road Safaga-Qena (Road #28) has 161 Km long and runs among mountains. The most significant of them: Gebel Wa Ira (1039m), Gebel Abu Mogul (1246m), Ras Barud (1446m).

    I admired mountains landscapes which I've never seen until then though I've often been in European mountains. Egyptian mountains differ from what I've seen before. They are continuation of desert and represent lifeless space. If the European mountains always caused me to scramble upward - in Egypt it was difficult to imagine even an attempt to climb up even along a low mountain. It seemed to me, that under the African sun I shall be immediately transformed into ashes.

    Therefore the best way of acquaintance with these mountains - through a window of the bus with the conditioner!

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    You can see my 2 min 25 sec Bur Safajah (Safaga) – Luxor road VIDEO clip with Superstar Just a Girl music from my YouTube channel .

    Safaga - Road #28 Mountains in Safaga area Mountains in Safaga area
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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Aug 5, 2007

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    Safaga is a small town on the coast of the Red Sea about 60 kilometers from Hurghada.

    I would not pay attention to this place, if the existing order of sending tourists bus caravans from Hurghada to Luxor. After well-known events in 1997 when terrorists made an attack on tourists in Luxor, security measures were undertaken almost everywhere in Egypt around tourist sights. That's why it is possible to reach Luxor from Hurghada by bus only under watching of armed security forces. For this purpose buses gather in caravans in Safaga simultaneously to depart in a way.

    Departure of buses to Luxor took place in 7.00 during my visiting of Egypt. The departure from the hotel was appointed at 5.00. Such an early departure was caused by two reasons. First, the bus was gradually filled with tourists from numerous hotels along the coast. Second, early departure allowed arriving to Luxor before afternoon.

    You can see my 1 min 45 sec Hurghada – Bur Safajah (Safaga) road VIDEO clip with Superstar Satisfaction (Original Mix) music from my YouTube channel .

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    Safaga (Bur Safajah) - Bus parking Safaga (Bur Safajah) - Guards Safaga (Bur Safajah) - Guards
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Bur Safajah Warnings and Dangers

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jul 9, 2007

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    An acquaintance with mountains landscapes on the way from Safaga to Luxor was accompanied by a certain feeling of alarm and danger. It was connected with the circumstance that the road which was running through mountains, from my point of view, was protected from landslips very badly.

    Boulders hanging above the road threatened at any moment to fall upon the road. As movement on the road was not intensive enough Egyptians consider, that the probability of hitting of the stone which has fallen from a mountain into the bus is rather small. I don't think so. Carelessly enough!

    Therefore I was glad, when the bus has finally come on a flat space in a valley of the Nile in area of Qena.

    Safaga - Boulders above the road! Safaga - Boulders above the road! Safaga - Boulders above the road! Safaga - Boulders above the road!
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