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Cairo

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4030,9776,347

Sharm El Sheikh

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1323,2486,278

Alexandria

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673,1770,107

Hurghada

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696,1691,276

Luxor

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1625,4457,57

Pyramids of Giza

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447,1457,8

Aswan

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638,2143,17

Taba

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63,159,15

Temple of Abu Simbel

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267,921,2

Siwa

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119,355,8

Suez

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18,56,2

Ismailia

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20,49,1

Marsa al `Alam

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42,216,66

Nuweiba`

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139,276,13

Dhahab

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89,246,32

Thebes

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28,106,0

Kawm ad Dahab

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112,331,6

Memphis

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15,86,0

Port Said

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14,37,1

Philae

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82,342,0

Saqqarah

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56,247,0

Al Karnak

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101,549,0

Dahshur

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15,47,0

Farafra

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24,62,0

Cairo

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Sharm El Sheikh

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  • Naama Bay

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Na'ama bay is the centre of all action in Sharm-el-Sheikh. Everything lives to tourism and from tourism. The beach is segmented in several private concessions, with a band of less than 20 meters considered public beach, which means that you don't pay the access to a restaurant or hotel, but... to... them! During the day it's a sleepy town,...

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  • Baron Resort

    Sharm El Sheikh Hotels

    One of my best vocation me & my friend we enjoyed so much the hotel was very cool its on the beach...

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  • KFC - Pizza Hut - McDonalds

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Restaurants

    For those who dnt have adventurous Stomachs and have a feel of Home sickness, the famous brands of Fast Foods are not far behind...You can get your choice from KFC , Pizza Hut to TGI Friday... so even the prices are really kool...so try to have one of your quick rush meals at these place. hmm.....anything goes..probably the good old Chicken Bucket.

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Alexandria

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  • Montazah palace and gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Things to Do

    We had taken a picnic lunch - and lots of water because it was 30 degrees in October - and found a quiet spot to sit down and eat. After we finished eating we walked towards the beach. There is a path that leads to the lighthouse, but unfortunately that path was closed so I didn't get to go to the lighthouse. There is even a bowling alley on the...

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  • Renaissance Alexandria Egypt

    Alexandria Hotels

    We stayed at Renaissance Mariott in Alexandria originally for 3 days which we shortened to 2, in mid...

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  • Seafood restaurants

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Restaurants

    It was over day business trip to Alexandria, and being in Alexandria the biggest sea side city in Egypt ( in the Mediterranean )for work means two main things to be done 1- To walk in the Corniche ( a waterfront promenade ) corniche in Alexandria, The major waterfront corridor in Egypt 2- Is to eat Sea food and because I am from one of the sea...

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Hurghada

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  • Snorkeling

    Hurghada Things to Do

    Hi, I visited Makadi Bay (south of Hurghada with my wife in September 2010 mainly for snorkeling. The experience was really nice. Here is a link to a portfolio of pictures and videos of the below recommended sites: http://www.flixya.com/gallery/70775 *Oct-03-2010 still adding material to the portfolio during coming weeks I personally recommend...

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  • Iberotel Makadi Beach Hurghada

    Hurghada Hotels

    Quite nice hotel, staff friendly but waiting all the time for extra money, food average (my hubs was...

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  • El Mina

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hurghada Restaurants

    Large spacious restaurant with a nautical theme and friendly staff. El Mina offers fresh seafood to you liking and I mean LITERALLY. The fish is swimming while you are ordering it! El Mina specializes in fried fish and seafood for take out too. There are also side dishes of rice, salad, bread, tahina, and babaghanouj. Fillet of Morgana Fish...

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Luxor

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  • Valley of the Kings

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    This place is also well and truly on any visitors list when coming to Luxor. An enormous place full of various different sized tombs. Your entrance ticket grants you access to 3 and if you purchase the extra Tutankhamen ticket then you have 4. There is nothing to stop you buying multiple tickets so you can see them all but i found once i had seen...

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  • Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

    Luxor Hotels

    We had a fabulous time! We were pampered from top to bottom. I am feeling very relaxed. Excellent...

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  • SunRise Bar & Restaurant

    5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Restaurants

    This was our fourth visit to the Sunrise Holidays Resort. Everything was fabulous, as always. Very welcoming. The rooms are spacious and are cleaned daily, fresh towels, linen etc. Excellent choice of food in the restaurants, don't expect to go home the same weight! All staff are friendly and helpful. Special mention to beach barman, Omar, a pure...

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Pyramids of Giza

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  • Saqara

    Pyramids of Giza Things to Do

    The Saqara Pyramid is an amazing site and the beautiful greenland next to it makes it visually appealing. There's also an underground area but it was closed at the time for renovations

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  • Horizon Pyramids Resort Hotel

    Pyramids of Giza Hotels

    198 Pyramids Road, Taa'won Square, Giza, Egypt

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Abu Rowash

    Pyramids of Giza Things to Do

    One of the many places in Egypt that is a must see and few tourists know of this place. Also called the unfinished/forgotten pyramid. It's about 30 minutes drive north of Giza. There's literally nothing else there and completely away from the roads, travelling up a somewhat rocky mountain.

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Aswan

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  • Aswan Botanical Garden

    Aswan Things to Do

    Jaw dropping visuals with the gardens and then the view of the start of the Sahara. Very tranquil place, if you don't want to be bothered by vendors, simply avoid walking along their route, but they're nowhere near as bad as in Cairo and Luxor which is refreshing. I was amazed to see all kinds of plants and trees that were very unique in appearance...

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  • Sofitel Old Cataract

    Aswan Hotels

    The world famous Old Cataract Hotel, built in 1899, sits high above the Nile surrounded by gardens...

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  • Tomb of the Nobles

    Aswan Things to Do

    The Tomb of the Nobles also known as Qubat El Hawa is a group of rock cut tombs on the west bank of the Nile. These tombs were built in the 6th Dynasty. The walls inside the tombs display the daily life of the Ancient Egyptians. The most elaborate are the tombs of Harkuf, Sarenput II, Sabri, and the tomb of Mekho.There are only 6 now open to the...

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Taba

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  • Pharaoh Island

    Taba Things to Do

    Just along the road in Taba going to Nuweiba, you can spot a large stone island at the Gulf of Aqaba lying about 240 meters from the shore with a stone fort and an Egyptian Flag. the island and fort is called Pharoah island, named after one of the egyptian emperors Ramses III who made fortifications here. The island also served as a Crusader Fort...

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  • Sofitel Taba Heights

    Taba Hotels

    The Sofitel Beach Resort at Taba Heights is situated in between the Marriott and the Hyatt Regency...

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  • Taba Heights

    Taba Things to Do

    like what i've said, the main attraction in Taba is the Taba Heights area, which a a large self-contained community composed of various hotels, inns, villas and even a casino. this huge resort is about 20 kilometers away from the Taba Border to Eliat (and 45 kilometers north of Nuweiba). The Resort complex is owned by an large egyptian...

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Temple of Abu Simbel

  • Misc. Hathor Temple Images

    Temple of Abu Simbel Things to Do

    Hathor Temple is smaller than Abu Simbel, but no less photogenic. Check out these shots. The VT system just doesn't do justice to my photos! These were painstakingly scanned from original positives taken in the late 90's and the images on my DVD look as good as the original positive!

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  • Seti Abu Simbel Lake Resort

    Temple of Abu Simbel Hotels

    Abu Simbel Touristic Village, Abu Simbel, Egypt

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Water, Soda, Drinks and food

    Temple of Abu Simbel Tourist Traps

    If you're planning not to spend a lot of money on food and drinks when traveling to Abu Simbel, bring some bottles of water or sodas. I bought a small bottle of water that costs 6 times more expensive than it's regular cost in a store in Aswan. The food also are expensive, so when your hotel provides you with a boxed breakfast -- take it with you....

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Siwa

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  • Cigarrettes

    Siwa Shopping

    This isn't a shopping tip in Siwa but a shopping tip before heading to Siwa. If you're a smoker had a specific brand preference, buy enough supplies in Cairo or Alexandria or anywhere you're coming from where there's availability of foreign brands. Most or maybe all stores in Siwa central town don't sell cigarrettes, I found that out when I ran out...

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  • Adrere Amellal: Desert Ecolodge

    Siwa Hotels

    If you ever want to leave this world - at least for a little while - then Adrere Adellal is the...

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  • Photography

    Siwa Warnings and Dangers

    Siwa is a conservative town compared to most cities in Egypt. You can photograph the sights and most things but not the women and the female children. I know the restriction on women but not the children so when a group of female children probably 9m - 12 years olds going to school passed by infront of a photo subject, they all said "NO" in chorus....

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Suez

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  • Suez Canal Museum at Sinai Rest House

    Suez Things to Do

    the Sinai Rest House, a complex of shops and stores and restaurants just after the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel in Suez, also has a mini musuem dedicated to the building of the suez canal and inside the one room museum are various black and white pictures, a large diorama of the suez canal with explanations and some artifacts and materials used in buidling...

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  • Ramada El Sokhna Resort

    Suez Hotels

    142 KM Cairo-Hurghada Rd., Ein el Sokhna, Suez, Red Sea and Sinai, 73, Egypt

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Main Stopover and Rest Area in Suez

    Suez Shopping

    located just 3 minutes after exiting the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel from Asian Sinai to African Mainland Egypt, the Sinai Rest House is a small complex of eateries, convenience stores and souvenir shops geared for the travellers that go to and from the long drive from Cairo to areas of the Sinai and inside also is a small museum dedicated to the Suez...

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Ismailia

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  • Sea foods as it should be

    Ismailia Restaurants

    It was one day trip to Ismailia, where fresh fishes, Shrimps and many other sea foods are brought fresh directly from the boats to tables after being cooked in delicious and professional wayThe restaurant is not in a so elegant Street of Ismailia, but the food is prepared very clean and very good tasted, place is in three floors ( almost 100 M Each...

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  • Mercure Forsan Island Ismaielia

    Ismailia Hotels

    the hotel is located in and island in the Temsah lake here is some other photos from the hotel

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  • Transport in general

    Ismailia Transportation

    The main bus terminal is a couple of kilometres out of the centre and its worth taking a taxi to it. There are good connection to Hurgarda, Suez and Cairo.Cairo can easy be reached by train. There are several rolling to the capital throughout the day. Its a battle for surviving to get in or out 3rd class wagons.I´ve seen people exiting through...

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Marsa al `Alam

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  • Shopping at the airport

    Marsa al `Alam Shopping

    Most prices are in $ but you can also pay in Egyptian Pounds. Prices are not cheap so try & shop before you get to the airport.There is a food mall curiously in the middle of the smoking area so you get all the cigarette smoke with your meal or your cup of coffee. The usual array of international chocolates but also local products: dates, teas,...

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  • Sol Y Mar Solaya

    Marsa al `Alam Hotels

    I drove this weekend from Luxor to Marsa Alam (Coraya arae). It was not that bad as i could expect....

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  • no harassment of the tourists in Marsa...

    Marsa al `Alam Local Customs

    My last time in Egypt was lots of years ago and I still remember the way that the tourists were treated in Alexandria, in Cairo, at the pyramides etc. You could not simply walk and take pictures, there was permanent harassment from all sides, they did not stop asking you silly questions, trying to sell their postcards although you have told them...

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Nuweiba`

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  • Toilet Paper & One Pound Notes

    Nuweiba` Tourist Traps

    When you use the public washrooms there is a woman standing/sitting at the door waiting for you to give her 1LE to get into the washroom and then she will hand you 1, yes you read that correctly ONE sheet of toilet paper.This is not limited to the washrooms around the tourist sites. Sometimes when you are in a restaurant washroom - there is no...

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  • Nakhil Inn & Nakhil Dream

    Nuweiba` Hotels

    I loved this place a lot.. I booked there one time my wife, me and the kids had great times there.....

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  • Baksheesh!

    Nuweiba` Tourist Traps

    You hear this word all the time. BAKSHEESH is tip in arabic. Every where you go there is someone asking you for baksheesh. So if you let a local take your picture, let them get in the picture with you, take a picture with them ~Baksheesh~ If they put your suitcase on the belt going through airport security, let you go through the fast lane - Take a...

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Dhahab

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An Egypt vacation typically focuses on ancient civilization at the Giza Pyramids and Great Sphinx, near Cairo - often considered the cosmopolitan capital of the Arab world. The southern city of...