off to egypt (sharm) on 8th sep all inclusive but any advice on amount to take?

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Found 31st Aug 2010
hi people off to egpyt for a week on 8th sep, but unsure what amount of cash to take?
wanting to bring cigs and bacca back and not after doing loads just topping up tan :-) etc

could you give advice to the above please
thanks

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bout tree fiddy

Original Poster

ok what sort of prices are things?
pint beer, food, fags,bacca,
thanks

Fags about 80p per pack depending on what quantity you buy. Secondly if your all inc why would you need to buy beer but we paid about £1 for a large bottle of Egyptian stella (i was in hurghada not sharm) when we didnt want to drink the local stuff that was free when your all inc.
If your venturing outside the hotel complex then everything is dirt cheap.
Dont forget the money for your visa when you first get there and money for tips which is greatly appriciated and will get you treated like a king. Bare in mind these people (waiters etc) work something like 17 hours a day, 7 days a week for about 2 months straight so a little tip def helps! I recommend about 20 Egyptian pounds per week in tips.
We took £50 in english (inc the £13 for the visa) and only took out more money while there because we went on a few trips that we didnt plan on

Wanna know anything else then pm me, friends have an apartment out there so can help you out

About 2 packets...of Immodium.

If your going by yourself then £300 or £400 should be enough and the cigarettes cost around 0.60 for Marlborough gold but you need to haggle to get cheap cigs, same goes for when your buying anything haggle to get dirt cheap prices. The Egyptian food is something I would not recommend I lived off American, Italian and indian food.

Only allowed 200 fags & customs are really hot on African flights so be careful. Also Egyptian money is kept in a rather dirty place so always wash hands after using it. Taking a small bottle of that hand wash stuff that needs no rinsing is a good idea.

darren9030

Only allowed 200 fags & customs are really hot on African flights so be … Only allowed 200 fags & customs are really hot on African flights so be careful.



I went in June and got 1200 cigarettes never got stopped.

Original Poster

thanks just come back from turkey so not after spending loads
was going to take english as well but was told to inform bank as the bank machines swallows your card if you dont
are they funy fags out there or really? as someone just come back and told me to buy from airport.

sme24185

thanks just come back from turkey so not after spending loadswas going to … thanks just come back from turkey so not after spending loadswas going to take english as well but was told to inform bank as the bank machines swallows your card if you dontare they funy fags out there or really? as someone just come back and told me to buy from airport.



Have PM'd you

BTW you don't need a visa for Sharm el Sheik if you travel outside of Sharm you will need a visa its about £12 quid. The Cigarettes I have been told do taste very different (I don't smoke but I tried it, it is a bit stronger)

Rayhul

I went in June and got 1200 cigarettes never got stopped.




You were lucky then

Sterling widely accepted, hotel we was in had a cash point with better exchange rates. Beer about 3 quid a pint where we went, this was when the all inclusive shut down at 11pm...
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