Metropolitan landing

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Metropolitan landing

Post by Ellydeh » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:06 pm

The Metropolitan landing is disconnected from the Corniche. Really great when you are dropped of by motorboat in the dark and you have to do some really dangerous climbing over the stones.



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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Bombay » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:50 pm

Last I heard was that no tourists were allowed on boats after dark except the main ferry crossing.

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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by chiddy » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:23 am

why not carry a torch?
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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by LivinginLuxor » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:40 am

But it's not an official landing, it is a docking area for feluccas etc. The landing ramp near the ferry is much better, although a little slippery to walk up at the moment.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Who2 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:44 am

We don't make it easy for East Bankers coming over to the bright side even harding when returning..QED… :cool:
Ps: To be honest it would cost very little and take little time to rectify and would be a benefit to all.
No doubt it is on the Governors todo list.
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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Chocolate Eclair » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:56 am

If I remember right, the landings for boats were discussed at the last meeting and it was explained how it was easy to slip or have an accident, I believe this was to be looked at.

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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Sdo » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:24 pm

Bombay wrote:Last I heard was that no tourists were allowed on boats after dark except the main ferry crossing.
Can anyone confirm this? I cross to Djorff and back many times at night with no problems.

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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by LivinginLuxor » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:00 am

The only 'legality' I've heard about this, is that the motorboats must operate only from the ferry, directly going to the west bank landing stages.

But I doubt that there is any problem going anywhere in a boat at night, due to the lack of river police at that time.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Who2 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:56 am

Saturday morning a quick call to 'His Nibbs and It's sorted or will be by tonight… :cool:
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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Chocolate Eclair » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:07 pm

Where on earth do you get on and off at Djorff SDO???? or do you go to the Banana Island Restaurants and use the boats from there??

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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Sdo » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:01 pm

Chocolate Eclair wrote:Where on earth do you get on and off at Djorff SDO???? or do you go to the Banana Island Restaurants and use the boats from there??
I go to Alladins CE and walk the short distance to my friend's house.

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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Bombay » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:14 pm

I think the reason that tourists were not allowed on the boats after dark was less to do with them landing flat on their face but more to do with them spending time on their backs.

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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:18 pm

Bombay wrote:I think the reason that tourists were not allowed on the boats after dark was less to do with them landing flat on their face but more to do with them spending time on their backs.
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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Chocolate Eclair » Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:47 pm

Ok Sdo I thought you would either use Alladdins or the Al Baierat Hotel landings I use the same sometimes myself, and cross to near the Sheraton, because I only live 5 mins walk from there.

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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by AliAbdulUK » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:56 pm

Hasn't the Metropolitan changed it's name?

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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by A-Four » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:37 pm

AliAbdulUK wrote:Hasn't the Metropolitan changed it's name?
Yes, correct AliAbdul, and how so much the place has gone down, Like quite a few others, but will not write up on this until I return to the U.K. Will do this immeadiatly after the Western Christmas.

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Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Ellydeh » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:45 pm

Who2 wrote:We don't make it easy for East Bankers coming over to the bright side even harding when returning..QED… :cool:
Ps: To be honest it would cost very little and take little time to rectify and would be a benefit to all.
No doubt it is on the Governors todo list.

In the first committee meeting it was said that Luxor Governorate can not do anything about this. 'Cairo has to decide'.

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