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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    From Cyprus? bit of a stretch no?

    I've been inside the pyramids and rode a camel :cool:
    Yep, from Cyprus. They do a day trip to Cairo, which is a bit insane :lol:

    We went to the Egypt museum and the pyramids and the sphinx. I went inside the pyramid but we were told not to go on a camel because sometimes they'll charge you say 4€ for the ride, take you a bit away and not let you down until you give them €20 or €30 or something so I didn't go on a camel.

    But the amount of pushy sellers is unbelievable. One of them went up to my dad with the arab headdress, my dad wasn't interested so he walked away and the man followed him up the street and pretty much forced my dad to shake his hand and say where we were from. When we said Scotland he says "I like Scotland, I like Scotland! Free gift because I like the people of Scotland!" and even though my dad didn't want it at all, he stuffed it under my dad's arm. My dad begins to walk away, and the guy takes the headdress back, and puts it on my dads head while shouting "small bit of money?! small bit of money?!!!" and my dad refuses so he snatches the headdress from my dad's head then walks away :lol:
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    Yep, from Cyprus. They do a day trip to Cairo, which is a bit insane :lol:

    We went to the Egypt museum and the pyramids and the sphinx. I went inside the pyramid but we were told not to go on a camel because sometimes they'll charge you say 4€ for the ride, take you a bit away and not let you down until you give them €20 or €30 or something so I didn't go on a camel.

    But the amount of pushy sellers is unbelievable. One of them went up to my dad with the arab headdress, my dad wasn't interested so he walked away and the man followed him up the street and pretty much forced my dad to shake his hand and say where we were from. When we said Scotland he says "I like Scotland, I like Scotland! Free gift because I like the people of Scotland!" and even though my dad didn't want it at all, he stuffed it under my dad's arm. My dad begins to walk away, and the guy takes the headdress back, and puts it on my dads head while shouting "small bit of money?! small bit of money?!!!" and my dad refuses so he snatches the headdress from my dad's head then walks away :lol:
    You did the cruise? I did that as well it was pretty immense tbh, I had a river meal, pyramids, sphinx (they are in the same area) and art tour which was lovely. I have since been back though and done a lot more as the day trip doesn't give you enough time to do enough but it is a great taster and encourages you to go back

    You know they deal in pounds right? at least they did when I was there it cost E£40 (£4 at the exchange rate then so a bargain ). Did you buy a papyrus thing with your star sign and Egyptian symbols on it? I have mine hanging up, it is beautiful :love:

    Yes they are right buggers, never met a bunch of pushy traders ever, I had to lead my dad out of it as he was being suckered into utter crap although he did buy a couple of nice T-Shirts (still have mine ).

    If you can go back when not on a day trip as it will be much better

    (Also why did you put the € before the number like it was a £? you got it right the first time ).
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    I know, the Guardian is just a terrible paper :rolleyes:
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    I like how the Telegraph's coverage compares.
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    You did the cruise? I did that as well it was pretty immense tbh, I had a river meal, pyramids, sphinx (they are in the same area) and art tour which was lovely. I have since been back though and done a lot more as the day trip doesn't give you enough time to do enough but it is a great taster and encourages you to go back

    You know they deal in pounds right? at least they did when I was there it cost E£40 (£4 at the exchange rate then so a bargain ). Did you buy a papyrus thing with your star sign and Egyptian symbols on it? I have mine hanging up, it is beautiful :love:

    Yes they are right buggers, never met a bunch of pushy traders ever, I had to lead my dad out of it as he was being suckered into utter crap although he did buy a couple of nice T-Shirts (still have mine ).

    If you can go back when not on a day trip as it will be much better

    (Also why did you put the € before the number like it was a £? you got it right the first time ).
    I didn't do the cruise, we just flew there and got bussed to the various locations. I know it doesn't give nearly enough time, but what can you expect with a day trip. We arrived, went to the Egypt museum (saw the Tutenkhamun exhibit and some mummies) then went to the pyramids and the sphinx then on a river trip with a meal. I had the runs for 5 days after it so the meal must've been crap :lol:

    I know they deal in Egyptian pounds, but I think they knew we were on a day trip and Euros seemed perfectly acceptable everywhere anyway.

    We were taken to a papyrus shop, but I decided not to get anything because it's really not my thing. I'd rather have spent longer at the actual good things, but some people might like the shopping I suppose so it's got to cater for everyone.

    The platform thing at the sphinx had just closed for some reason when we were there and this guy who showed us some card (could've been anything, it was in Arabic) and said he worked there and would show us a tomb and take us to a good point to see the sphinx. And my dad was for going with him so I had to go too. We went a bit away and I was crapping myself that he'd pull a knife or something and demand our money. But he was a nice guy and took some photos for us and explained some stuff so it turned out well (even though he kept pressing us for more money as a tip, he ended up with 7€ in the end). I still think it was incredibly stupid to go though.

    We had a guard with a machine gun on our bus :eek: He was wearing a brown suit with a huge bulge at one side and I managed to catch a glimpse that it was a small machine gun or something. He looked like a baddie from James Bond :lol: But still, what did they think was going to happen that might've required a machine gun :eek:

    (and yes, I just slipped into the way I'm used to writing currency :p:)
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    I didn't do the cruise, we just flew there and got bussed to the various locations. I know it doesn't give nearly enough time, but what can you expect with a day trip. We arrived, went to the Egypt museum (saw the Tutenkhamun exhibit and some mummies) then went to the pyramids and the sphinx then on a river trip with a meal. I had the runs for 5 days after it so the meal must've been crap :lol:

    I know they deal in Egyptian pounds, but I think they knew we were on a day trip and Euros seemed perfectly acceptable everywhere anyway.

    We were taken to a papyrus shop, but I decided not to get anything because it's really not my thing. I'd rather have spent longer at the actual good things, but some people might like the shopping I suppose so it's got to cater for everyone.

    The platform thing at the sphinx had just closed for some reason when we were there and this guy who showed us some card (could've been anything, it was in Arabic) and said he worked there and would show us a tomb and take us to a good point to see the sphinx. And my dad was for going with him so I had to go too. We went a bit away and I was crapping myself that he'd pull a knife or something and demand our money. But he was a nice guy and took some photos for us and explained some stuff so it turned out well (even though he kept pressing us for more money as a tip, he ended up with 7€ in the end). I still think it was incredibly stupid to go though.

    We had a guard with a machine gun on our bus :eek: He was wearing a brown suit with a huge bulge at one side and I managed to catch a glimpse that it was a small machine gun or something. He looked like a baddie from James Bond :lol: But still, what did they think was going to happen that might've required a machine gun :eek:

    (and yes, I just slipped into the way I'm used to writing currency :p:)
    Oh you flew you are missing out with the cruise, that alone made the trip worth it

    Ah right well the price in Euro is an awful lot more than in E£ so you have been after-warned

    You only tipped him 7€ you cheapskate!

    The bus I was on that escorted us from the port to the middle of Cairo was surrounded by the military, it went armoured vehicle, coach, armoured vehicle, coach, armoured vehicle, coach, armoured vehicle and coach... plus several other military vehicles stopping traffic... I felt like I was in a war zone more than on a holiday still overall it rocked

    (Well you should do it correctly, also Euro not Euros ).
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Oh you flew you are missing out with the cruise, that alone made the trip worth it

    Ah right well the price in Euro is an awful lot more than in E£ so you have been after-warned

    You only tipped him 7€ you cheapskate!

    The bus I was on that escorted us from the port to the middle of Cairo was surrounded by the military, it went armoured vehicle, coach, armoured vehicle, coach, armoured vehicle, coach, armoured vehicle and coach... plus several other military vehicles stopping traffic... I felt like I was in a war zone more than on a holiday still overall it rocked

    (Well you should do it correctly, also Euro not Euros ).
    Really? I thought the armed guard was badass :p:

    Did you go to the Egypt museum and see the mummies?
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    Really? I thought the armed guard was badass :p:

    Did you go to the Egypt museum and see the mummies?
    Well there gets to a point where you have to many armed guards and it is just weird

    Yeah did that, we also went to an art thing too which I liked more
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    We should have a declaration of war against someone. That would be a fun bill to put through and argue about
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    We should have a declaration of war against someone. That would be a fun bill to put through and argue about
    France!

    Although that might cause us some problems within the EU but it would be an easy fight. I say we go out and take over some small countries

    Let's send a **** load of troops to Gibraltar then slowly expand until we have the whole southern coast of Spain its mainly English people there so may as well. It would bring lots of revenue and get the economy going again
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    (Original post by Ham and Cheese)
    France!

    Although that might cause us some problems within the EU but it would be an easy fight.
    You realise of course that France (who I would represent in its hour of need :france:) could bring out the rather strong Foreign Legion (they handle the ****ty areas for the regular French army).

    You'd get your arses kicked to the curb and Britain would once again be French (well it was Norman but still ).
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    You realise of course that France (who I would represent in its hour of need :france:) could bring out the rather strong Foreign Legion (they handle the ****ty areas for the regular French army).

    You'd get your arses kicked to the curb and Britain would once again be French (well it was Norman but still ).
    Plus we'd have to ask you if we could borrow your aircraft carriers for a little while. :rofl:
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    (Original post by Adorno)
    Plus we'd have to ask you if we could borrow your aircraft carriers for a little while. :rofl:
    Oh yes, you would woulnd't you

    H&C bring it on
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Oh yes, you would woulnd't you

    H&C bring it on
    And you could confiscate all the property of Britons resident in France which is worth quite a lot compared to Frenchmen and Frenchwomen resident in the United Kingdom.
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    (Original post by davidmarsh01)
    But still, what did they think was going to happen that might've required a machine gun :eek:
    Luxor massacre?
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    (Original post by sandys1000)
    Luxor massacre?
    I had no idea that ever happened. Happened on my 4th birthday as well. I'm glad I had the guard now :lol:

    Also, thanks to paddy__power for lending me 100 credits until my 4th essay goes through
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