kuku 的評分： 5
2004-12-14 18:12 來自香港的kuku有以下留言：
i came back from the climb (Machame Route) and it was terrific. On top of every day trekking, the last 15 mins walk from the glacier to the roof (the wood sign) was the most dreadful thing to me becos' i was totally exhausted. I did contact your guide but his email is invalid. I got response from the tour operator but later on i chose another one recommended by other travelers in TT of LP. The passport control officer said we no need yellow fever certificate if not going to Zanzibar. Besides, holding the SAR passort can have visa-free right now. This saved me US$50 that i planned to pay after reading your journal. Anyway, thank you for your information in your website.
Happy travel !!
Renee 的評分： 4
2004-12-07 19:51 來自天涯某處的Renee有以下留言：
I came to Egypt by myself and currently in Cairo. I hope my answers are of help.
I went to Bahariyya for 2 days/2 nights staying in white desert, plus one day on the road. Bahariyya town is uncomfortably dusty. You may be shocked by the scene you see. I did not go to Siwa since it is too far and for me it has the same view as Bahariyya has.Sorry i cannot give you any suggestions. Normally you can arrange the tour through local tours at the cost of US$175 for one night hotel-stay and one night desert-stay. There are millions of tour agents on the town. You better off shop around and bargain down.(I paid highest prices for pretty bad services through the Hostel I stayed, and no way I can get some refund through complanits).
Unfortunately, most of road signs are arabic, only main midan(square)/streets are written in English. Actually many streets are with no signs. I use LP's map which gives a detail.
I took Upper Egypy Coach to Bahariyya at 8:00 AM from Cairo and 3:00PM from B back to Cairo. it is safer that you check the schedule and buy it beforehand. Or you can ask the hotel staff where you stay to get it done for you, with some tips.
Sura 的評分： 4 (Sura 的個人網頁)
2004-12-05 13:21 來自香港的Sura有以下留言：
it's so amazing for me that travel to africa!
it must be feeling great on the grass and the wild animals are so close, without buildings surrounding...the sunset in africa must be beautiful...
i wish one day i can do that too...!
kuku 的評分： 5
2004-11-30 20:13 來自香港的kuku有以下留言：
dear friend, i will be going to kili (Machame Route)on coming saturday, just want to make sure what shall i wear on the first 2-3 days of trekking. I know it would be freezing on the summit, so i got well prepare about the winter clothing, but unsure what to wear when at the bottom 2500m? I would love to gather the latest travel information for you if you want. Thank you in advance. Best regards,
cash2 的評分： 5
2004-11-23 17:18 來自香港的cash2有以下留言：
renee 的評分： 5
2004-11-12 21:28 來自澳洲的renee有以下留言：
Thanks Maggie and Mandy for sharing great experience. I will be living on next sunday for Egypt and Jordan by myself. Would you please give a detail for that travel agency P&O? Thanks
christine 的評分： 4
2004-10-25 14:31 來自香港的christine有以下留言：
thank you very much!
2004-10-25 17:47 來自香港的<站長>有以下回應：
歷史難以斷言一個起點，若說最早發展出文字、城市這些的，應是美索不達米亞一帶的文明，但古埃及在 4,700 年前已能造出金字塔這樣的建築物，在同期文明中可算是最輝煌燦爛了。
李洪 的評分： 4
2004-10-21 09:49 來自香港的李洪有以下留言：
I plan to go to Egypt in early December with my aged parents by joining a package tour. Can you please advise me the following:
a) weather condition. Is it mild or very hot, the temperature ranges.
b) worthy to go to Hurghada as we have been to Great Reef in Australia before.
c) How about Abu Simbel, a good place to visit as we have to pay extra US200 for it.
d) How about also visiting Jordan as there is travel agency the Morning XX organsing tour visiting the two places together. Is it a good idea, please.
e) would it be very boring as I heard some people saying that it would be like that if you ae not particulay interested in seeing temples, pyramid, museums.
c) a suitable place for aged people over 70.
d) GUlf Air or Air Emirates or Singapore Airline, which one is better, please.
e) the travelling flight time between HK and Egpyt,please.
Mandy 的評分： 5
2004-11-11 11:03 來自美國的Mandy有以下回應：
First, I'd like to thank the web owner for this wonderful website...excellent pictures!! I'm from Hong Kong originally and have lived in Egypt for a year and a half to study archaeology. I've also lived in various countries in the Middle East - just came back from Syria recently shortly before the war with Iraq started. I would LOVE to share with fellow online Chinese travellers about my experience living in the Middle East. As you can imagine, being single and foreign, this has not been always easy. I've experienced some very bad times but overall, I've learned so much and have met so many wonderful people that it made my stay memorable.
Regarding Lee Hung's question. December/January is the best time to visit Egypt. I remembered I was roaming on the Giza desert with short sleeves. However, Jordan is a totally different story - Jordan in winter must have been one of the coldest places on earth. I'm not sure why but it could be because of its altitude. I would suggest you to think twice before visiting "bilad al-sham", ie, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon during winter months - it's wet, rainy and cold, just not very pleasant in general. If you have 70 year-old parents with you, just skip it. Trust me, you would not regret it. Most people go to Jordan for Petra and Wadi Rum but these places are very physcially demanding - it's pure hiking. Even average people won't be able to make it up to the hill top. You have to walk for at least 40 mins from the entrance in Petra before you can see ANYTHING.
I flew to Egypt from the US so I don't know what would be the best airline if you're coming from Hong Kong. Egypt is extremely touristy and although Egyptians are friendly in general, most of them have ulterior motives -- they will trick you into believing anything so that they can rip you off and make a profit out of whatever. They are not bad person but like everybody else in third world countries, they are trying to make extra bucks from tourists. And as soon as they see Asian tourists, they see dollar signs -- thanks for the wealthy Japanese who have indiscriminately spent money like money. And Asians are easier to deal with in general (compared to Europeans or Americans). And don't even bother to ask their "opinions" on buses, border crossings, hotels, etc...nine times out of ten they will tell you the border is closed or whatever so you will have to stay in the hotel longer or they suggest that they make alternative "arrangements" for you.
You just need to do a lot of research before you go. Bring US dollars with you if it's possible. Egyptian pounds got so inflated last time I was there about a year ago it was 1 US dollar to 6.3 Egyptian pound - it cut my spending in half.
The Red Sea is a great place to visit but I don't particular find Sharm al-Shaikh or Hurghada spectacular, unless you're into diving and all that kind of thing. I'm not much of a water person so I can't give you too many suggestions on that. Especially Sharm al-Shaikh, that place is totally a tourist trap -- too expensive for me to even spend a night there.
Regarding Cairo and point south (Luxor, Aswan, etc) -- I have too many to say. I've spent several months digging in the Valley of the Kings so I can give you some recommendations of which tombs to visit. But like I said, Cairo and Luxor are almost always packed with tourists. You don't have to see everything in the Valley of the Kings -- if I remember corrently, an entry ticket will allow you to see 3 tombs. You have to pay extra to see the famous Tomb of Tutankhamun -- not much to see in there except the coffin. The most valuable contents of the tomb are in the British Museum...if you have some extra time, go to the West Valley, which is located on the right side of the mainroad once you hit the entrance to the Valley. Most tourists do not know the West Valley and you can have all the time to explore the area yourself --but I will have to warn you, since probably you will be the only one there, it will be too quiet and the whole atmosphere is quite creepy...
Anyways...I have to go now. Hopefully I will return and share some more thoughts and experience on Egypt :)
Take care and have a safe trip!