Thursday, 6 December 2007

Recap of my Egyptian Adventure


Let me just do a short summary of this Egyptian Adventure of ours and then I'll quit bothering you with it.



First of all let me point out that a trip like this is a fairly expensive thing to do. This 15 day trip was supposed to cost around 1.500 Euros per person. Most of things were already included in that sum. We only spent additional 150 Euros on food, drinks and a few gifts for folks back home. The trip was organized by Oskar Traveller's Club (unfortunately their homepage is only available in Slovenian).


I usually don't like to travel around with a group of tourists, but this time it was different. With Oskar I would definitely do it again. Anytime!



It was that kind of a trip where you didn't even get many chances to spend additional Euros (or Egyptian Pounds to be precise). For example you really can't spend much when you are in the desert for three days in a row.
I should probably mention that thanks to my girlfriend's sister we didn't have so many expenses. She did a really great thing - S. invited us to keep her company on the trip and financed most of it. How often do you get a present like that!?


Thanks again S.!



Our guide Matjaz tried to arrange all those little issues that we stumbled upon on our way. There are lots of little (and not so little) things that can go wrong in Egypt. Inspite of all those things that went wrong anyway, he did a good job. For instance we had to rearrange our itinerary a couple of times, but in the end everything came out just perfect.



I guess one could always do a similar trip without the aid of an agency like Oskar and would probably end up even saving some money, but would definitely take him much longer to do it. That is not always a bad thing, but I am not even sure about the money, because one would have to be quite good at negotiating prices (he would have to haggle all the time and these things take time - lots of it).
And time is often even more precious than money these days. I am not saying it's like that in my case, but I'm pretty sure some of you have that problem.



This post seemed like the right place to publish some more photos that for some reason weren't already published in the previous posts of my Egyptian report.
And in case if you were wondering... Yes, that into-Arabian-culture-assimilated-European is me. ;)


I guess this finally ends my Egyptian adventure report. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Wally Banners 6 December 2007 at 09:38  

WELL DUDE YOU THROUGH YOUR BLOG HAVE INSPIRED ME. bOOKED A CRUISE TO EGYPT ,giza pyramid, Israel,turkey,Greece and Rome maybe we chase some skirts together.

Marko 6 December 2007 at 12:59  

I'm very happy for you. I'm sure you'll have a great time.

There is only one thing missing - Slovenia (that's where I am most of the time). So I guess we'll have to postpone skirt chasing activities. ;)

On the other hand you have quite a busy itinerary as it is. I hope you reserve enough time for all those locations.

Windy,  10 December 2007 at 16:57  

Well report Marko. After reading your Egyptian Adventure, I hope I have a chance to go one day...

Torsten 9 March 2012 at 11:50  

Camel-pic is very funny...

ladyrasha 8 July 2012 at 04:51  

great photos, thanks for stopping by :)

Marko 8 July 2012 at 13:57  

Thank you all for kind words! I am glad you all like it. I had a chance to take some really nice photos on this trip to Egypt.

Make sure you also check out other posts on the subject.

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