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Things to do prior to and after the tour

5 Apr 2008 Abby said

Hi all,<BR><BR>I'm flying into Cairo a day early and would love to hear any suggestions on things to do during this time. Any comments or further recommendations would be really appreciated!<BR><BR><B>Cairo</B><BR>Things to do in Cairo covered by the tour (per <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank>Giraffegirl</A>, but worth a second visit because of the tightly packed schedule:<BR>- mohammid ali mosque<BR>- Khan el-Khalili market<BR>- egyptian museum<BR><BR>Things to do in Cairo not covered by tour (per wiki)<BR>- egyptian tower<BR>- coptic cairo: <BR> <LI>coptic museum<BR> <LI>coptic orthodox church <BR><BR><B>Alexandria</B><BR>I'm most interested in a day trip to Alexandria. If anyone had any information regarding prices, taxis, tours, times, that would be super helpful!<BR><BR>Things to do in Alexandria:<BR>- Citadel of Qaitbay<BR>- view of mediterrian sea/beach<BR>- montaza palace<BR>- Pompey's pillar<BR><BR><BR>Finally, on a seperate note: <BR>1) Does anyone know the denominations of the Egyptian pound? I've read several discussions which said to carry "lose change" of 10 LE. Is there any point holding a lower denomination or is tipping less than 10 LE kinda rude/cheap? <BR>2) It is important to have Egyptian pounds at the airport when paying for the vista, taxi to the Oasis hotel, etc?<BR><BR>Thanks in advance!<BR>~Abby <img src="" alt="Smiler" width="15" height="15"><!--graemlin::)-->
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