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Just arrived yesterday

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Just arrived yesterday

Arrived yesterday, points of interest:

* Monarch no longer show films, instead you can pay GBP2.50 for headphones to listen to radio or watch old TV programmes. They also offer comics or Hello nagazine at silly prices. Hey-ho, glad I took my books in hand luggage - I can't ever imagine paying GBP2 for something I don't even read in the dentist's waiting room.

* In the airport there is now a barrier between the banks & the Arrivals doorway. The local tour reps line up against it as if to prevent arrivals from seeing the banks - and tour company desks are now spaced around the walls in prominent positions. Mr DD had to use his rugby skills to get through & there were very few people buying visas, presumably paying the Cosmos reps GBP 15!

* Visas at the banks are still $15 or GBP10 (not sure how much change you get)

* there is now a one-queue system for passport control, which looks horrendous but is quite fast in practice.

* missed the Abu Haggag moulid by a few hours, bother!!

* Corniche is clear from Etap downwards, will be heading towards the museum early next week, after we come back from Aswan

* did I mention it is HOT?!

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1. Re: Just arrived yesterday

Thanks for the info DD, especially re the 'wall' in front of bank kiosks!!

I'll be prepared when I next go.

Have a fab time :)

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Hi DD

Yes, I echo what rosslyn said ...............especially the "wall"!! ......... many thanks.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday.

Neeta xx

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3. Re: Just arrived yesterday

Looks like I'll just have to do my bulldozer impression again!

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4. Re: Just arrived yesterday

I go in 6 hours :D

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Hi DD,

Thanks for the updates, enjoy your holiday!

Suzie :-)

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Hi

Have a fantastic time, carrieuk ................. we go in 4 weeks, but just need to ask eLaReF for some advice re: bulldozing (nice, one eLaReF)!!!!!!!!!!

Neeta xx

Edited: 27 July 2010, 22:08
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7. Re: Just arrived yesterday

Neeta1

Something to do with my weight being around 20st and height over 6ft.

If I go somewhere determinedly, smaller, lesser mortals tend to get out of the way.

Mrs eLaReF tucks in behind

Edited: 27 July 2010, 22:44
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8. Re: Just arrived yesterday

Great to hear from you DD - hope you're having a great time and looking forward to other updates when you have the time and in between your mango ice cream 'fixes'!!

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9. Re: Just arrived yesterday

Have a great time, can't wait to get there in 2 weeks. Don't think I can bulldoze but only being 4ft 11in maybe I can squeeze through without being seen for my visa lol :-)

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10. Re: Just arrived yesterday

We had hoped to see you at the airport while we waited for a friend to come off the same flight. But no, we missed you.

I'm glad our friend wasn't too late in getting out, as my back was killing me after spending all afternoon standing taking pictures of the Moulid procession passing our street. You certainly missed a good 'un!

Anyway, welcome back.

Best wishes,

Edward.

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