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Old 29 February 2008, 17:48   #1
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Any one know of any ribs availale for hire on the Nile?

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Old 01 March 2008, 01:24   #2
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No idea, but sounds a great place for ribbing. Don't forget your ICC
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No idea, but if my past experiences on the Red Sea coasts are anything to go by, I'd guess that having someone local with you at all times would be a big help - independent travel was not encouraged. Officials tended to be unhelpful if confronted with something new, unusual or not covered by "The Rules". Water Traffic is a bit of a free for all ;-)
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Err Folk, Cairo is a long way from the Red Sea, took us 5 hours in a coach complete with armed escort. The med is slightly closer at 90 kms to Alexander and much more pleasant.

The Nile at Cairo looks like a wide slow moving river with reed beds thats full of polution from the city. There are large boats that wouldn't look out of place in a Hercule Poirot plot, but I wouldn't want to get to close to the water. Stick to the Pyramids and the Museum but only drink from cans in the museum cafe

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Yes, I remember where the Red Sea is in relation to Cairo. I remember the armed guards everywhere too. I even seem to recall a busload of unfortunate tourists getting shot to pieces on a Nile tour - albeit well south of Cairo. Still, it's not so long since people were worried about travelling here for (somewhat) similar reasons, so perhaps I am alarmist...
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I'm sure someone has done the Nile with a ZapCat.....
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