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Member since 19 Mar 2008
Member from Auckland Central
Has anyone visited the Commonwealth War Cemetery at El Alamein in Egypt? Would we need to stay overnight in Alexandria or can we access it in a day trip from Cairo?
Member since 27 Apr 2008
Member from Auckland
I am wanting this information as well I have a great uncle buried at El Alamein
I have all the info on his grave except how to get there
I am in Cairo in May so am trying to find out how I can go
I work in the travel industry so will email our travel suppliers in Egypt and see if they can assist. Will keep u posted let me know if you find any info as well
I have found out all sorts of tips since I posted my query.Alexandria is about 3 hours by road from Cairo.We decided it will be better to stay the night in Alexandria.The cemetery is about 1/2 hour from A.The Commonwealth War Graves in U.K. were really helpful.I would love to hear from you after your May visit.Let me know if you need CWG emails etc.Thank you for your interest.Regards, Pamela
Thanks for your reply I will defintely let you know how I get on when I return. If you could pass on the CWG emails that would be great.
Hi Debbie, firstname.lastname@example.org sent me a huge amount of info and photographs of the complete cemetery.I asked for an individual photo and he organised it for me.The individual photo came from email@example.com . I am sure you will find lots to interest you.
Hi Debbie (Wombat),
how was Egypt? Was it what you expected? Was it hot,hot,hot???
hope to hear from you. Regards, Pamela
Member since 08 Aug 2007
Member from Whangaparaoa
We have just got back from Egypt visiting the tombs and temples,we really wanted to visit El Alamein but to go from Cairo to there was a real hassle DO NOT Travel on their trains . Stay in your tour group and be very careful in Cairo. The tombs and temples was very good except the english-speaking guides are almost unintelligible but they are very obliging.(if you can understand them) and the signs are all in english as well as arabic which helps a lot.Take a supply of isolyte with you as you WILL get (WOG GUTS) sooner or later. And expect to put your hand in your pocket for tips again &again &again.But the tips dont have to be large (about 25 to 50 cents nz for porters ) but guides expect a lot more
Member since 06 Jul 2008
This is the website and help that you need if going to Egypt and the battlefields - www.western-desert.de
Hope it helps.
We finally did this visit to El Alamein last year. It was a beautiful place in a country that is like a tip!!! Yes, even around the Sphinx and Pyramids there is lots of rubbish. Egyptians do not seem to notice. The Cemeteries are tended by the Commonwealth War Graves Commision and are pristine. We have been to Gallipoli and the River Kwai but El Alamein is the most moving. It is really worth a visit
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