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Old 07-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #16
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Just reported on CNN that two American tourists and their guide was kidnapped off a tourist bus and are being held as collateral for a tribe member being held on drug charges in Cairo. I wonder if ABD will rethink their tours since this is the third kidnapping of American tourists?
Just to clarify, the kidnapping occurred in a mountainous region in the center of the Sinai peninsula called Sabr el-Hitan which is quite a distance from Cairo. It's probably a remote area which puts tourists at risk.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #17
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Just to clarify, the kidnapping occurred in a mountainous region in the center of the Sinai peninsula called Sabr el-Hitan which is quite a distance from Cairo. It's probably a remote area which puts tourists at risk.
Yes but with the disorganized central goverment this could become a tactic that disgruntled groups will employ, especially if it is successful, as an means to their end what ever it may be.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #18
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I'll be finished paying for our trip this month. Now we'll just be stuck waiting and waiting until we leave for Cairo in December. Good thing we get to break up our wait with a visit to Disneyland this October.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:28 PM   #19
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I'll be finished paying for our trip this month. Now we'll just be stuck waiting and waiting until we leave for Cairo in December. Good thing we get to break up our wait with a visit to Disneyland this October.
Congratulations, JacksGirlz! Pls. Don't forget to post your trip report!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #20
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Congratulations, JacksGirlz! Pls. Don't forget to post your trip report!!
I am taking a small notebook with me so I can keep track of all the details. I haven't ever posted a trip report but plan to this time because of the lack of trip reports for this adventure.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #21
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I am taking a small notebook with me so I can keep track of all the details. I haven't ever posted a trip report but plan to this time because of the lack of trip reports for this adventure.
Cool! I'm looking forward to hearing about this trip! Let me know if you need any help with how to post pictures or anything!

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:17 AM   #22
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Just want to share a few photos I took when we visited a King Tut exhibit in Seattle. I thought it would be nice way to whet the appetites of those who are planning to do the Egypt ABD.

This is King Tut's cannopic coffinnette which stored his stomach. Too bad they did not showcase his death mask or sarcophagus which we were looking forward to see. This is about a foot in height and made of gold.


Psusennes I's death mask, looked like he had a tiny head. It's ornately decorated and completely made of gold.


A sculpture of Akhenaten, this is a huge sculpture!


Khafre's calcite sculpture, he was supposed to have built the Sphinx of Giza.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:34 AM   #23
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Beautiful pics! I can't wait to read a trip report. Egypt has been number one on my bucket list since I was about 7 years old. One day!
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:22 AM   #24
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Thank you for the pictures, tufbuf. In 2010, my DD and I visited New York, NY and saw the King Tut exhibit in Times Square. I think that really whetted our appetite for this particular adventure. Plus, we really wanted to try out ABD.
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tufbuf--such a tease! How can we wait until Dec 2013? I am hoping that someone from the October group (first one to Eygpt with ABD, right?) does a detailed trip report.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:11 PM   #26
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tufbuf--such a tease! How can we wait until Dec 2013? I am hoping that someone from the October group (first one to Eygpt with ABD, right?) does a detailed trip report.
Yep, October has the earliest dates for ABD Egypt so I'm keeping my fingers crossed someone will post up to date information. If not, I will definitely post a trip report when we go this December. I'm all paid off as of today I thought it might never happen.
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tufbuf--such a tease! How can we wait until Dec 2013? I am hoping that someone from the October group (first one to Eygpt with ABD, right?) does a detailed trip report.
I was going to say, I am looking forward to JacksGirlz trip report this Dec.! It is slightly different from the 2013 itinerary though. I don't think there is anyone in the boards doing the Oct. trip which is an Adults Only trip as well.
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Cancelled

So disappointed. I just received an email from my travel agent that ABD has cancelled our Egyptian trip. They offer dates for next spring/summer to reschedule but after this, I'm afraid we'll just be cancelled again. sigh
I imagine that the October adult only trip must be cancelled too. Any word on that?
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So sorry. I hope you can make some plans for another trip.
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So sorry. I hope you can make some plans for another trip.
Oh yes, we're already looking towards scheduling another ABD probably for Europe. DD14 is liking Germany, Scotland or Ireland so I'll be posting on one of those threads soon.
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