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!
Renee 的評分： 5
2004-10-16 14:28 來自澳洲的Renee有以下留言：
谢谢版主很耐心的回复大家的问题， 建议增设FAQ， 或者再问之前把以前的Q&A看一遍， 省得版主不停的回答：我化了HKD11，000， 我住的是TULIP HOTEL。 很浪费时间。
我平时戴CONTACT LENSES， 当地的用水清洁情况如何？眼睛会不会发炎？
Joseph 的評分： 4
2004-10-14 22:44 來自香港的Joseph有以下留言：
I have come back to HK. The trip is great. I have seen over 40 lions/lioness, ~8 cheetahs, several leopard, countless other animals.
I saw cheetah hunting in one morning game drive. it happened only 100 metres from our lodge. Some zebra and giraffe also come to your lodge garden.
The ballon ride last for 1.5hours and it is a unique experience to fly higher than eagle and bird. The ballon rise ~80 metres and speed at 20km/hrs (data from GPS data). Very smooth drive and we can see hippo, bird, zebra..... from ballon.
I take 3800pcs photo and it is really exciting trip. I suggest to carry single lens reflex digital camera with at least 300mm zooms. Otherwise you will miss a lot.
End Sept is not the best season but still a lot.
Sam Ho 的評分： 3
2004-11-12 11:34 來自香港的Sam Ho有以下回應：
When you have been there & How long you have stayed??? You are so luck.
300mm just a standard lens, I have carried 400mm f2.8 and 600mm f4 to take shot. But, I must say 300mm lens plus D camera is similar to 400mm lens plus using normal film camera.
Joseph 的評分： 4
2004-11-13 08:07 來自香港的Joseph有以下回應：
I travel to Kenya from 25,Sept,04 to 4,Oct,04. I spend total 7 night in Kenya. It is my second time in the East Africa country.
My lens is not so good (cost less than HK$ 1000) and it is a zoom with small aperture. But I am lucky because the animals come very close including cheetah and leopard and the size of them can occupy a whole picture. I can even see the small leopard lying on a tree with less than 3 metres from our 4-wheel drive. I have a lot of eye contact with them and time to take shot.
My driver tell me Sept. is not the best season. While in July and Aug, you will see more. But for me,the experience in Africa is enough and it exceed my expectation. Next target is Antarctica and I will buy a "more" pro. lens for next trip.
Thanks for your comment on the equipment.
2005-02-15 15:41 來自香港的Sam Ho有以下回應：
I can't believe that Sept/Oct are not the best season be there. nearly all the traveller coming around the world would like be there at that moment. why??? they want to see the wild animal migation. all the hotels/lodges would be fully booked. advance booking is 6mths.
besides, is it real that u can see alot of animals from the ballon???? u are the first one i hear to say that.
A民 的評分： 4
2004-10-11 17:55 來自台灣的A民有以下留言：
Sam Ho 的評分： 3
2004-10-11 15:23 來自香港的Sam Ho有以下留言：
hi echo:)so late to read yr message, during arrived at down town of kenya, there was so many agents...u can get what information u want n u may start yr trip at next day. it is not the best be there in july. early of sept should be at tanzania, middle of sept should be at kenya. anyway hope u enjoy the trip.
2004-10-08 01:08 來自香港的<站長>有以下回應：
好像有幾盞小燈，但要充電可能沒有 (4700m 那間更加肯定沒有)。我當時未有數碼相機，所以沒有刻意找電，不太肯定。
renee 的評分： 5
2004-10-03 17:42 來自澳洲的renee有以下留言：
我计划12月下旬圣诞节前去埃及(如有可能约旦)大概14 天，budgeting 和班主差不多， 哪位有兴趣请和我联系，我的
kpchung 的評分： 4
2004-09-29 20:38 來自香港的kpchung有以下留言：
Anybody can help me that how the elephants sleep? stand up? orlay down?
2004-10-02 12:08 來自香港的<站長>有以下回應：
Interesting question. They should lay down when sleep. More info here:
py 的評分： 5
2004-09-22 00:11 來自馬來西亞的py有以下留言：
扫兴！和本地几家旅游社询问竟然没有一家肯定出发往埃及。我和朋友还给了马币1000令吉 DEPOSIT 但是由于人数不足无法如期出发！现在还等消息！
Wilson 的評分： 4
2004-09-18 21:08 來自香港的Wilson有以下留言：
I have been to Kenya this summer for 22 days. I think I suit to say something about your tour.
1. Is your tour expensive? I don't think so. Let me show the price of my tour for your reference. I joined a 10 days safari, including 2 nights of lodge in Sambura, i night of budget hotel in Lake Nakura and Mt Kenya respectively, 2 nights and 3 nights of camping in Ambosli and Masai Mara respectively. This big safari costs me US$990. And then I joined a night of Treetop hotel, not the Ark Lodge. I forgot the exact price. It's about US$270. I do remember if I am alone in the treetop hotel, I'll pay US$400. Fortunately, another Chinese shared the room with me. That's why the price could be reduced so sharply. See! You'll stay at full-board lodge throughout the safari plus a ballon safari and a night of Ark Lodge. Your price is reasonable.
2. I didn't try a ballon ride. My Chinese friend who tried it told me that the ride was okay but never expect to see many animals from the sky.
3. It's sensible of you to book a tour before your departure. As you told, you'll reach the airport at 4:40 am. It is very dangerous to go to the downtown without any local accompanying you on the first day of arrival. It's better for someone to pick you up at the airport.
3. I haven't been to Lake Borgina. I have no comment. Definitely, Lake nakura is a must-go.
4. I don't know about Ark Lodge. I can only say treetop hotel (the oldest one) has no private shower and a toilet. Its room is very small. Undeniable, spending a night over there is a wonderful experience. Many shining stars and a bright moon was above me. At the same time, some wild animals were below me. You can't find it like this elsewhere. I figure out the Ark Lodge will be better in term of facilities.
If you would like to ask for more information before departure, please don't hestitate to reply me at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a noce trip!
Joseph 的評分： 5
2004-09-25 02:46 來自香港的Joseph有以下回應：
Thanks for your advice. I will depart tonight. Hope to share more after I come back.
Sam Ho 的評分： 4
2005-02-15 15:13 來自香港的Sam Ho有以下回應：
Nice to know you got the great trip.
HaHaHa!!! had being to Kenya in Sept06/to Tanzania in Feb & July07. I think my experience is almost outday la!!! But I totally agree with what you say.
Hope oneday I would visit there again n pls give me yr information.
DEMIAN 的評分： 4
2004-09-20 03:06 來自埃及的DEMIAN有以下回應：
我現在就在開羅寫信給你,這是我第二次造訪埃及(主要是商務旅行), 埃及的古文明當然要來瞧瞧,但要有心理準備的是這邊的交通很紊亂,幾乎沒有紅綠燈(長長的一條路可數的出來啦),吃的還好,買東西記的要先坎50% off,早晚溫差大,保暖衣物需要