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First Timer in Egypt

Aruba, Snt Nichols
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First Timer in Egypt

Hi all,

1) When is the best time to visit Egypt, i'd like to be there in the cooler seasons. But not too much rain.

2) Really cheap acommodation very near to the Pyramids and Sphnx for 1 or 2 18 year olds. Please if you have their email contacts that would be fantastic! :)

3) What type of clothes are suitable, is there a dresscode, dont want to offend locals.

4) Is it safe, any serious crimes, such as murders??

5) Do locals speak and understand english?

6) Are there any waterfall visits nearby?

7) How far are these pyramids from the airport and how much

approx would it cost by private taxi or local transport? Taxi

drivers speak english?

Thanks for all your help guys, would like to know as much info as possible.

Last thing! Does anyone know approx how much flights are from Fiji to Egypt?

Vinaka and Cheers!

Jane

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1. Re: First Timer in Egypt

1) November-March. Don't worry about rain, it almost doesn't rain.

2) pass!

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4) It is very safe, crime is very rare and would be mainly petty theft or street scams, if any. Murders against tourists or violent theft is almost unheard of.

5) Most of the locals would know a few words that would be enough to enable communication. Almost all those working in areas frequented by tourists speak good English.

6) There is a place called adi El Rayan about 100 km from Cairo that has a few small waterfalls, but don't expect anything extra amazing.

7) It depends on trafic, but usually it takes 90 minutes from the Airport. A taxi should take about 60 LE to take you there and you should agree on the price before you ride. Drivers should know some English. In all cases you will have many drivers approaching you as you come out from the terminal so you can choose.

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