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What is it like to live in Luxor? Share your experiences of Luxor's culture.

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Major Thom wrote: Two people flying to Cairo in June on a return flight 2650le the cheapest seats. Then you have to find another flight to Europe and then another back to Mallorca. That's disgusting really,
When I check, two seats on a random date in June, roundtrip Luxor - Cairo is EGP 1472, Cairo - Madrid EGP 6006 for two with Egyptair and Madrid - Palma with Iberia can be done for €200 for two people.

You have burned your bridges and started over in an Upper Egyptian village! Did you expect to continue traveling as mass tourists?



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Who2 wrote:Hmmmm: I think not! Should read the news a bit more…. :cool:
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/eg ... penders-uk

"Egyptian tourists pay 149 Sterling pounds (or LE1,769) per day while in the United Kingdom..."




:x They are probably from Cairo and do not have to buy an expensive domestic ticket first... :x
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Try Cyprus dead easy to get to, fly Cairo to Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Athens for most of the other Med Islands.

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I will look at those routes Bombay thanks....

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Cyprus is a great destination & now that the regulations have eased there you can fly into the South direct from Cairo & get a cheap taxi to the North if you so wish. Just remember not to get a Northern Cyprus visa stamp in the passport! (they happily put it on a sheet of paper for you) :)

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Major Thom wrote:I will look at those routes Bombay thanks....
We are all friends on here so I'm sure many would be willing to club together to send you someplace nice. :lol:
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Just as long as it is not Karnak "D"

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I have nothing against Karnak at all, but have been told you may get saddled with some dodgy neighbors :lol:

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Major Thom wrote:I have nothing against Karnak at all, but have been told you may get saddled with some dodgy neighbors :lol:
Why? Is it really a one horse town?
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HEPZIBAH wrote:
Major Thom wrote:I have nothing against Karnak at all, but have been told you may get saddled with some dodgy neighbors :lol:
Why? Is it really a one horse town?
Not that many horses, but quite a few cowboys, gun fights and Hoedowns as a result of copious amounts of consumed Stella in the G brand bar. :lol:
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Dusak wrote:Not that many horses, but quite a few cowboys, gun fights and Hoedowns as a result of copious amounts of consumed Stella in the G brand bar. :lol:
And we all know that E comes after G. ;-)

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I think it may be coming one Hepzi!! :lol: :lol:

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What Egyptian can go out of country ??? Without a visa a loved one to pay and commit a life long eternity load of **** ???
Do they vacate often with out funds ??? Baffled betYond words is my answer x

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Its mainly professionals that get visa's

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MT I remember Omar giggling at a meeting at the Karnak hotel because you were complaining to the governor about having to make 2 trips to the passport office to get your visa and it should be done in a day. At that point, he had made 3 trips to Cairo to the British Embassy, and I had had to provide my entire life history, finances, on top of his entire life history, police checks, army papers etc. For an average Egyptian to leave for a holiday involves jumping through burning hoops on a tricycle, whilst juggling machetes and costs a couple of grand sterling to get it all done. Get real

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R, he must have been mistaken, I have never had to make 2 trips to the passport office, and my visa's have always been ready on the same day. Should have listened to what I really said about the 6 month passport at the time and the thing would he himself be willing to put money into the economy on a 6 month visa. However the lady at the side of me who started the visa conversation did complain about having to return the following day to pick up her visa. But certainly not myself that has never happened to me.

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OK perhaps he misunderstood the fact you were not happy about having to make 2 trips over the year rather than just one, for a 6 month visa. He had done his 3 cairo trips for a 6 month visa to the UK at the time. Sinse then, his following 2 visas have resulted in 2 trips each time to complete.

I don't think most people appreciate how hard it is to get a visa to get out of Egypt for an Egyptian, and just how easy it is to get one to stay in Egypt if you are European.

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Well I do Robbo and sometimes I feel ashamed, it is so easy for us to live here and yet in the UK not so welcoming. Not all Egyptians just want to go to the UK get a passport then leave their wives I know a lot who are married to Europeans have no intention of living there but would like to visit see what it is like. It must have been wonderful for you first time your husband experienced the UK bet it made you see thungs that you had never noticed before.

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Yeh Carrie, I took him to London and Chester and York, and when he got back to Luxor he raved about Tesco and B+Q to his family and friends :D I didn't realise polished green peppers would cause such hilarity in the veg aisle.

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Robbo70 wrote:Yeh Carrie, I took him to London and Chester and York, and when he got back to Luxor he raved about Tesco and B+Q to his family and friends :D I didn't realise polished green peppers would cause such hilarity in the veg aisle.
Does he prefer life in UK Robbo?

I often think that any Egyptian who comes here to live must really have to totally alter their mindset,and adjust accordingly.

Here,we are predominantly a "daytime"society.We have 24hour supermarkets,but not 24hour coffee shops.
We mainly sleep in nighttime,and not during the day.

Working nights used to play hell with my body clock.Just couldn't settle for a sleep during the day!
Did Omar find the routine here difficult to adjust to?

And just out of curiosity,when you go back to Luxor,do you and Omar slip back easily into the Egyptian way of life?Or do you tend to follow the kinda UK adage of early to bed and early to rise?

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