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JANUARY 3 , 2009 - Egypt and the Nile

15 May 2008 EmmDownunder said

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Gday, anyone booked on this trip?
I hope it does not get cancelled as I have already had one cancellation on my current Eastern Road August 9th tour!
  • 9 Jun 2008 maggiegw said

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    i am 25 and my bf is 28, i dont know emmanuel’s age. i got my ticket thru cheaptickets.com and i believe it is with delta..

  • 9 Jun 2008 Explorer1090002 said

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    Well I’m 26.

    I’m arriving in Cairo a day early [2nd] but at this stage am not planning to do much sightseeing before the tour, rather using the time to aclimitise and relax after the long flight.

  • 9 Jun 2008 maggiegw said

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    i think ill be there on the 3rd at 1030ish and the trip begin that nite with dinner so everyone can meet one another. jopefully i will have enough time to get used to the time zone change..
    have you figured out if you are taking a suitcase or a large backpack??

  • 9 Jun 2008 Explorer1090002 said

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    I will take a suitcase and a small backpack for hand luggage. I must remember to pack light though – I went to Canada last year and filled my suitacse full of clothes that over half of which I never wore! Its better to have less than more – as if you need anything else you can buy it in Egypt.

  • 9 Jun 2008 maggiegw said

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    thats a good point.. i still have no clue as what to bring.. i hope when the time comes to pack that they will send some sort of detailled itinerary.. i was told by another traveler that just came back to only pack for 6 days n that i should have plenty

  • 9 Jun 2008 Hannah said

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    Hi Guys!
    i’m booked on this trip as well! i’m doing a week in Hong Kong and also 3 and a half weeks in europe beforehand so this is the last leg of my holiday before i head home. My name is Hannah, i’m 20 and im from Queensland. I’ll be travelling solo as well. i can’t wait!

  • 9 Jun 2008 maggiegw said

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    i am so excited to see that iam not the only female going i was starting to get worried..

  • 10 Jun 2008 EmmDownunder said

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    Hey boys and girls, wow a buzz of activity suddenly! Looks like it is going to be fun tour.
    Someone asked me for my age and I will leave you guessing on that one.. lets just say that I may be the oldest person on this tour :-)
    If anyone is arriving on the 2nd of January we can plan something for that day.
    I also booked my Israel tour today (I will be staying an extra night in Cairo after the tour) which starts on the 13th of January. I head home back to oz after that.
    Maggie, I have been to the lovely state of Ohio :-) whereabouts?
    Emm

  • 10 Jun 2008 EmmDownunder said

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    Jason , I am flying Singapore Airlines from Sydney , stop over at Singapore and then Singapore Airlines to Cairo. Worked out for me well.

  • 10 Jun 2008 maggiegw said

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    hey you might not be the oldest, im 25 and by bf will be 29 when we depart and what does age matter it is just a number

  • 10 Jun 2008 maggiegw said

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    as for my where abouts.. i am at the exact point where WVA and PA and OH touch, really that exact dot.. but i have lived in akron and in washington DC, so i guess i travel all over the USA

  • 13 Jun 2008 EmmDownunder said

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    Hey Maggie, saw your posts on the thread where the person was bagging out Contiki’s prices compared to the Tucan tour. Very impressive findings. Well done! You aint a lawyer are you? Its good to see I will be travelling with some passionate people who know what they are talking about :-)
    Have a nice weekend, Emm

  • 13 Jun 2008 maggiegw said

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    well i am not a lawyer yet but i will be stating law school in the near future.. i want to get my LLM in internation law as well as criminal law

  • 13 Jun 2008 Explorer1090002 said

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    Is anyone getting any vaccinations for this tour? It was something I never really thought about until someone asked me that question at work yesterday. I might ask the question if I visit a doctor between now and then but I doubt if there is an urgent need for anything.

  • 13 Jun 2008 maggiegw said

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    the CDC recommendations- have your routine vaccinations-mmp, dtp, polio, rabies, tetnus,
    a big recommendation is hep vaccine, but most get hep a and b together, they are a 3 part shot series which you can get a and b together, but it takes i think a month apart for each set of shots..
    malaria is not a risk, not even one the nile
    if you have amy medications you need have a doctors prescription.
    bring iodine tables and portable water filters and a travelers health kit

  • 14 Jun 2008 EmmDownunder said

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    Hi guys, mmm I didnt even think about vaccinations! My friend just came from Egypt so will ask her for advice and email back. I am going to India in December so I am sure I will
    be vaccinationed (is there such a word!) to the head !

  • 25 Jun 2008 maggiegw said

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    so we have a little of 6 months b4 we are off to egypt, has anyone got an vaccinations?

  • 27 Jun 2008 EmmDownunder said

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    Hey Maggie, I will speak to my doc soon. A friend that recently came back from Egypt told me that I would only need the Hep vaccination.

    What do you think?

  • 17 Jul 2008 EmmDownunder said

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    Hey Isis, welcome! If you check up a few pages there are at least 2 others in this thread.
    I am from Sydney Australia and I am just to embark on an Eastern European and UK tour in the next few weeks but I am really looking forward to this Egypt trip which I will follow with visiting Israel.
    The reason why I chose to visit Egypt is pretty simple.. it was once a mighty civilisation and I want to see its history. The reason I chose the contiki Tour was based on feedback from people who had done this tour and I have already been on one contiki tour that I loved.
    Where are you guys from?? I am sure Maggie will write to soon too!
    Regards,
    Emmanuel

  • 18 Jul 2008 Explorer1090002 said

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    Hi Isis,

    I am from Melbourne, Australia. This will be my first Contiki trip. When I was looking at booking my trip I was first looking at Europe, and most of those tours were aroud 20-30 days. I then found the Egypt one and since it was around 10 days it seemed the ideal first Contiki trip to book – see how I like it and who knows, I may book a longer one the year after. And also they name Egypt just springs to mind all those wonderful sites – its an ultimate travel destination and will be great to see before you die. The fact that the accomodation for the Egypt trip was also good [4 star hotels as opposed to hostels] was also an attraction, and also that the proximity of Egypt allows me make a stopover in Dubai on the way back [a city I’ve always wanted to visit as well]
    Looking forward to it!

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