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Old 24th November 2010, 05:57 AM
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If you want a tour of the city... contact a taxi driver that you see in the street, who has a decent looking car and can speak a little English contacting him through the hotel or a bawb will result in you being ripped off.
You should be able to hire a taxi for the day for as little as 400LE even less with some drivers but lets not be mean, pay the 400LE and make the man's life a bit easier for one day.
You are expected to buy him lunch, but not at the same place you buy yours ie he is not expected to sit down with you.. you can give him 20le for a sandwich and a drink.
Awesome. Thank you so much for the info. What about going to see the pyramids? Can he include that for 400LE?

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Awesome. Thank you so much for the info. What about going to see the pyramids? Can he include that for 400LE?



Yes... you will be expected to pay your entrance fees in to place on top of the 400 but he will drive you around all day and anywhere you want to go. he is not able to negotiate entrance prices any cheaper than you can regardless of what he says,

Of course you don't pay him up front then get out of the taxi to go and look at something... also don't leave your bags etc in the taxi.. always take them with you.




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Yes... you will be expected to pay your entrance fees in to place on top of the 400 but he will drive you around all day and anywhere you want to go. he is not able to negotiate entrance prices any cheaper than you can regardless of what he says,

Of course you don't pay him up front then get out of the taxi to go and look at something... also don't leave your bags etc in the taxi.. always take them with you.
Will do. If there is any get together, let me know so my friend and I can join. Again, thanks so much for the info.

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My friend (Lilly) and I are visiting Cairo (Nov 24-28) and looking for people to mingle and explore the city together. Let me know if anyone is interested.
Hi,

I don't mean to freak you out or anything, but you might need to "drop" visiting the pyramids, the situation in the area and the way to there is a bit........"fragile" at the moment?! And it would probably be a bit harder for you since you'd be on your own? (I mean you're not going with a tour that got official security permissions and police escorts etc.).

The upcoming "elections" and the "situation" that popped up today make the timing for your visit a bit inconvenient, but it's too late to delay anything right now I guess, so just be a bit cautious!

Hope I'm wrong though!

Have a nice holiday both of you!

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The British Community Association BCA has two club houses in Cairo. Mohandiseen and Heliopolis and a third planned for Maadi.
The clubs are open 7 days a week and anyone who has a foreign passport can join.
Ladies... you can go to the club alone, you are not going to be hassled.
Telephone 37398870 for information and directions.
We are open from 2.30pm during Ramadan.
Come and join us, something for everyone and when your spending in the club your helping local charities.
That's great information! Thanks for sharing!

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Hi,

I don't mean to freak you out or anything, but you might need to "drop" visiting the pyramids, the situation in the area and the way to there is a bit........"fragile" at the moment?! And it would probably be a bit harder for you since you'd be on your own? (I mean you're not going with a tour that got official security permissions and police escorts etc.).

The upcoming "elections" and the "situation" that popped up today make the timing for your visit a bit inconvenient, but it's too late to delay anything right now I guess, so just be a bit cautious!

Hope I'm wrong though!

Have a nice holiday both of you!
Just to pop in on this. I went to the Pyramids this past Saturday with my female friend, and it was fine, or at least nothing out of the ordinary.

I used FB stables, and they were fair and upfront with the costs, even though obviously giving us 'foreigner' prices, but they need the money. Just be sure that you dress appropriately....long and baggy is what I recommend. PM me if you want more info.

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Old 24th April 2011, 03:54 AM
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Hello everyone,

I'm a Jordanian/Canadian guy living in Maadi...I've been here for a little less than a year now.

I wanted to know what's up with the memberships at BCA Maadi? Is there a waiting list at the moment?
What if I come in as a guest and don't know any members to sign me in?

I have many Egyptian and Arab friends and I speak the language fluently, but I'm in desperate need of English speaking friends, lol.... I was in Canada for 9 years straight before moving to Egypt, the sudden lack of English is taking its toll on me ... hehe.

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Old 24th April 2011, 06:28 AM
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Hi and welcome

Just go along to the club on Bort Said and tell them you are thinking of joining the club.
Take along your Canadian passport as i.d

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Old 24th April 2011, 06:35 AM
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Just go along to the club on Bort Said and tell them you are thinking of joining the club.
Take along your Canadian passport as i.d

Maiden

Good morning and thanks for the tip... I'll certainly do that as soon as possible

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hi.i would like to know whats the club is all about?& how much is the cost os things?thnx!!

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