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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jim

Bring Sterling, exchange rate is much better here than in the UK, e.g. my Mum rang last time she came to say she had got "commission free 7.6 Very Happy " rate here was 9.4 LE to £1! Not always that big a difference but worth doing. All banks are on the East Bank so I should bring a few LE to get you through the first day or 2. We use HSBC which is handy, straight across the river & turn right down the corniche to the end, large bank well signed right opposite you & perfect English. ATM as well.

You will buy a visa at the airport in Sterling, it is $15 so you should get a reasonable amount of change if you hand over £15 or £20, which can be handy as you tend to get big denominations in the UK.

We go back 31st Oct to 7th Nov so will we miss your visit?

Went back to Wadi Hammamat again with some visitors from the UK & spent about 2 hours looking at the carvings, wonderful but then the heat got to them (& us) definitely a winter trip that one!

Fran
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