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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2015
alexandria beach  (2 Answers)

hiii... it is very crowded during summer at the beach of alexandria in egypt.so at what time should i go to the beach to avoid the overcrowd? perhaps in the early morning or at night? i've tried twice to go to the beach but never had the chance to go there due to the crowded. really need suggestions



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2015
massage with my wife  (3 Answers)

hi i would like to know if there is a hotel or place make massage for me & my wife at the same time in Alexandria Egypt. ill be there on the 16th oh Aug.
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 23, 2014
Distance caluculation  (4 Answers)

what is distance between Prague port - Czech Republic and Alexandria port Egypt.?
How long sea voyage between them?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 10, 2014
travel time among Alex and Barcelona  (2 Answers)

What is the travel time between the port of Alexandria and the port of Barcelona ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2014
furniture market in Alexandria  (1 Answer)

I bought furniture near the Khan El khalili market in Cairo is there a similar market in Alexandria


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2013
What to see where to stay?  (8 Answers)

Where to stay (me an Hubby) while in Alexandria, Egypt? What to see while there? Also is there certain ones to use for sight seeing or just use ask at hotel? Thanks so much. We are planning being there for one week.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2013
Plz help..  (10 Answers)

We are thinking of traveling to Alex, Egypt in May. Maybe staying at the Four Seasons Alex. Do you think it is safe for us to travel there? Has anyone been there recently? Thanks for any info 


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2013
about egypt's money  (5 Answers)

what is the currency look like and the value of a dollar in egypt


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2013
Day trip from Cairo to Alexandria.  (5 Answers)

I am a female foreigner resident in Egypt and want to take a day trip from Cairo to Alexandria. I am looking for an affordable and reliable travel agent to take me sight seeing by on the last week of this month. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2013
private accommodation in Agamy beach - for European couple (and European beachwear!) with dog  (1 Answer)

Hello, we are thinking of spending 10 - 14 days at the beginning of August in Agamy beach. Can someone pls recommend where to find private housing (apartment or small house) for rent for that time. And which area would be suitable for us, as we are travelling with our small dog and wish to wear bikini / swimming trunks only.
I hope someone can help! Thx a lot!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2012
info abt alexandria  (2 Answers)

i am visiting alexandria next week so can anyone tell me which is the best way to see the good things in the city and what is the convenient way to see these all thing. which is the best tour manager for things to see in the city.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2011
American woman traveling solo next week in Alexandria -- need advice  (22 Answers)

Hi.

I am an American woman traveling alone for a week in Alexandria (next week). I am meeting up with my husband, who is traveling on business at the end of that week. Together he & I will go to Cairo, Luxor, Sinai peninsula, the Petra & onward.

I have the right clothes & attitude -- I've been to other Islamic countries before. But there are some things that I cant seem to find info about:

1. Are self-guided tours OK? Are there any specific places I should avoid?
2. Whats the best neighborhood for someone in my situation to stay?
3. Will the weather really be too bad for diving?
4. If I did go diving, what's the most culturally-appropriate swimwear? I hate offending people or attracting unwanted attention.
5. Any other tips for the rest of the trip with my hubby?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2011
Christian religious items  (3 Answers)

Hello there! Can anybody guide me where to find Christian religious items (local handicrafts) in Alexandria or Cairo? Is there any web-site available (just to see them, not buy on line)? Stefanos


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2011
i want travel to alexandria from tunisia by ship  (1 Answer)

How I travel with my family and my car to alexandria from tunsia by ship?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2011
cab fare from al nozha airport to city?  (7 Answers)

Any idea about the approx. fare of a taxi from al nozha airport(near sumuha) to the city ( kafr abdo -bokla )being only a 15 minutes ride .
TIA


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2011
How to get from Borg El Arab Airport to Misr Station?  (5 Answers)

Good day,

I need some help and assistance if you all would know how to get from Borg El Arab Airport to Misr Station so that we can catch our train from Alexandria to Cairo. Anyone know how much does it cost and mode of transportation to get there? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 22, 2010
what is the temperature in cairo in December  (2 Answers)

How hot is it in Alexandria and Cairo in early December


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 22, 2010
weather in cairo in December  (1 Answer)

How hot is it in Alexandria and Cairo in early December


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 15, 2010
How close are the city signs from the cruise terminal? Cooking schools?  (8 Answers)

I have a two part question. First, I'm coming to Alexandria by cruise ship on 20 and 21Oct, 2010. One day I wanted to spend some time in Alexandria. I'm not sure how close the cruise terminal is in relation to the sights within Alexandria. Do we need to take a taxi? Are taxi's metered or must we barter? Should we walk?

My second question is are there one day cooking schools in Alexandria? I'd like to learn to make some local dishes.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2010
Transit hotel Alex  (6 Answers)

Im planing to book transit hotel for 1 night in Alexendria as my last day in touring egypt. Ive read good reivews, was wondering if anyone been there. does it have a view?

I cant see email id's for union or crecill.

also what's best way to go to cairo airport from here. take 4pm train that would reach cairo at 6:30 and then a shuttle to airport say another 1 or 1.5 hrs. estimate to be airport at 8ish as my flight is 11pm.
advise?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2010
day trip or 1 night  (5 Answers)

Hi,
I'm going to be in Cairo and am very confused if I should visit alexenria as a day trip (saves check in & check out) or spend the night in alex so i have more time there (basically would get some time late night & early morning).

Day trip would give me 6-8 hours max i beleive would cover all the main spots. However, I heard the city has a nice mediterrain feel and maybe worthwhile to spend a night as that's max i can.

Advise.. plz..


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 03, 2010
Train or bus from Cairo to Alexandria  (13 Answers)

Hi,

Can someone tell the earliest bus to Alexandria from Cairo. I have to catch a flight from Alex airport to Amman at 10:50am and the earliest train leave Cairo at 6:00am. If not I have to stay overnight in Alexandria, traveling by train a day earlier. What is the distance between the train or bus station to Alex airport? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2010
Name of Heliopolis St, Camp Cesar, Kamb Shiiziir, Alexandria  (1 Answer)

Hello Everyone

I used to live in Heliopolis St in Camp Cesar, Alexandria, more than 50 years ago. A friend of mine is now traveling to Alexandria and wants to visit the street.

Can anyone tell me the new name of the street please? I cannot seem to find it under the old name on any map. The best guess I can make is that the street is now called Youssef Fahmy. Is that correct?

Thank you so much for your help.
Andrew


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2010
Express bus to Cairo airport from Alexandria  (1 Answer)

Hello!
I heard about an express bus from Alexandria to Cairo airport-
could someone tell me more about this? Is it reliable?
Where could I book tickets and catch this bus? How much should I expect to pay?
How long does it take from Alex to Cairo airport?

thank you so much/ SHUKRAN


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2010
Alexandria Sight-seeing  (2 Answers)

Can anyone tell me about taxis in Alex. Arriving in the West Harbour for one day and want to see some sights - is it easy enough to pick up taxis at all the sightseeing places, Library, Catacombs etc or would it be better to try and hire a taxi for a half day and if so roughly what would be the expected rate?

Also have heard that you aren't allowed cameras into catacombs - is there a secure place to lock them in or do you have to trust site staff with your camera - happy not to take photos but don't like handing my camera over to a complete stranger.

Thank you for any help/guidance you can offer.

Lesley


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2010
Pompey's Pillar and Serapeum  (1 Answer)

Firstly, do you have to pay for an entrance/viewing of these sights, and if so how much? Secondly are these sights within walking distance of other historical sights or attractions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2009
Help !!! where can I have a cartouche made in Alex.  (4 Answers)

Hi - i hope someone can help.

I would like to have a small gold cartouche made for my mum with my dads name in hieroglyphincs in it. I would like to place an order for it now and pay and collect it when we visit Alex. in january as a surprise for her.
I have seen sites for this in the Cairo area but none in Alex.
Is it possible for this to be done- does anyone know of any web sites for Alex.
I am only there for 1 day and so would like to have this arranged in advance.
Many thanks Elaine


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2009
Alexandria Tram Route....  (1 Answer)

Alexandria tram tips - Can someone help me to find the correct tram service (tram number) from Misr Station - Biblothica Alexandria and then Biblothica - Qeit El Bay and back from Queit El Bay - Misr Station. I believe yellow tram operate this route! I have only 6 hours transit in Alexandria......can i make a trip from El Nozha airport to Misr Station @14:00 hrs, buy my ticket to cairo (20:15 hrs) and go for a quick tram tour from misr station-corniche-library-queit el bay and back to misr station..............! thx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2009
Need help identifying a scented product from the Alexandria City Centre Mall  (3 Answers)

I was at the City Centre Mall in Alexandria in January and I came across a small kiosk in the mall that sold essential oils and perfumes. The vendor also had a basket of what appeared to be chunks of soap in a basket by the cash register. I was told that it wasn't soap but you used it to rub on your skin after showering. The scent was absolutely heavenly and I....can't remember what it was!!!!! The chunks are orange/gold in color, about 2cm thick and of varying sizes and the scent had a sweetness to it that lasts forever, but is not cloying. Please help me identify this item (and where I could possibly purchase it by mail) as I am not in the position to travel back to Egypt right at this moment to find it :) Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 24, 2009
Damanhour - Alexandria  (1 Answer)

Hi
I want to visit Alexandria then Damanhour and a place near there that was called El Rico (my family lived there a long time ago) there seems very little info about Damanhour, hotels, station etc I'm wondering if I should stay in Alexandria and just visit Damanhour I'v no idea what is there now. Also it seems hard to find hotels that are neither luxury tourist hotels or back packers hostels. Anyone got any ideas
Thanks in advance
laurinda



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