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Old 05-14-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
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Would you go to Egypt?

I saw a special on TV on Egypt...and started talking about going next summer.

That said...we started debating. With everything going on, we're torn on the risk associated with it. Wanted to see what others thought-would you go?
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:55 AM   #2
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I saw a special on TV on Egypt...and started talking about going next summer.

That said...we started debating. With everything going on, we're torn on the risk associated with it. Wanted to see what others thought-would you go?
Not anytime soon, it will be a long time before there is any stability in that country. Here is a link to an article about things that are going on now and it isn't good.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/wo...t/13egypt.html
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:10 AM   #3
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ive been to egypt 2 summers ago it all depends on the area you visit, we being british went to the holiday resort of sharm el shiek and it was lovely no crime like the link above and the area was lovely nice clear beaches, great shopping and culture and excurtions to the pryamids / jordan i reccomment this area 100 %
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:06 AM   #4
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I don't want to go anywhere I need an armed guard going with me.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:17 AM   #6
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No way. The current government is not stable--Western tourists offer a high profile target.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:15 PM   #7
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I don't want to go anywhere I need an armed guard going with me.
I have to agree 100%. We were in Tunisia a couple of years ago with DCL and have no interest in returning to that area even to see the historic aspect of the pyramids etc. Nat. Geo. channel is as close as I wish to get.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:13 PM   #8
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Probably not. Who knows what it's going to be like in a year? Then, you have to worry about getting your money back and scrambling to find another vacation spot. There are too many uncertainties, IMO.

BTW, it's a real shame, too. My DH has traveled the world and he claims the museum in Cairo is the best he's ever visited. I was looking forward to taking our kids one day, to see the museum and the pyramids but who knows when things will settle down?
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:47 PM   #9
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DW has two foreign places on her bucket list... Ireland and Egypt. We aren't planning either of them in the real near future, but if we were Ireland would definitely be first.

I would love to go to Egypt, just need a little more time before I would feel comfortable there!
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #10
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Egypt has always been a place DH and I want to visit.

We were seriously thinking on going but decided against it for right now.

I agree with the others-I don't want to vacation somewhere where I need an armed guard.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:05 PM   #11
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The U.S. State Department has issued a Travel Alert for Egypt, meaning that there are conditions which pose significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens. When the violence began earlier this year, it was a Travel Warning.

I would not travel to a country that the State Dept deems unsafe for U.S. citizens...
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:41 AM   #12
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I would probably go. But then again I know a woman who runs a small boarding house who was married to an egyptian and has lived there for 30 years. If she says it is safe then I would go and stay with her.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:45 AM   #13
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Of course why not,I would love to go to Egypt, just need a little more time before I would feel comfortable there!
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