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    Angry Egypt Trip

    The way things look in Egypt right now we'll have to cancel our march trip. I haven't been able to contact my Egyptian friends since the mess started.
    We'll probably look at going in the fall or maybe even a summer trip if things calm down.
    We were booked to go on March 20 thru April 7.

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    We're in the same situation. No contact so far with the Egyptian company we're booked with, but we do have a few months lead time.
    Hopefully things will calm down quickly, but I kinda doubt it.
    I just hope we can re-schedule our trip for later in the year. We have Egypt booked for April 15-31.

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    Who were you booked with on your live aboard?. we've done Sharm & Dahab as shore or daily dives but have looked at live aboards. We have an excellent land guide for small groups or couples.

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    From what I've read, if the people are able to successfully overthrow Mubarak Americans may want to steer clear of there for a little while. Due to America heavily supporting Mubarak in past years plus a group called the Muslim Brotherhood, which doesn't care for the US too much, playing a role in the revolution there will most likely be some anti-US sentiment there. Either way it turns out I just hope it turns out in an outcome that is best for the people of Egypt.

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    We are booked for a few nights in Cairo and a few nights in Luxor before getting on the liveaboard in Hurgada.
    We're with Red Sea Liveaboards | Diving Safari Red Sea | Red Sea Holidays Lots of good feedback with them.

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    Recieved a message today from our friend who said it is quiet in Luxor. He's hopeful that it will be setteled quickly so everyone can get back to work. Still don't think our trip will happen at this time. Maybe later this year.

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    So glad ya'll didn't go there and get in the middle of all the muck.
    Here's hoping for a quick recovery from these latest events, and hoping for the best for the Egyptian people.
    (Not to mention diving operations resuming there... )

    Sine Timore!

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    Gotta hate it when democracy gets in the way of travel plans.

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    I have yet to se a democracy in the middle east, how is democracy someone being in power for 30 years, how is democracy one dictator leaving and another taking his place, how is democracy the government getting rich and the poor going hungry, ohh what that one is here
    Quote Originally Posted by dawnvip View Post
    Gotta hate it when democracy gets in the way of travel plans.

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    Bigman I think dawnvip was referring to the Egyptian people overthrowing Mubarak and possibly setting up a democracy. Unfortunately situations like this are easily high jacked by organized extremist groups when the dust settles. The wrong group in power in Egypt can create some very big problems not only with Egypt, but also in surrounding countries like Israel.

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