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About Hurghada, Luxor and Marsa Alam

Like so many of the towns and cities of Egypt, Hurghada as well as Luxor and Marsa Alam are living history museums. These three cities are positioned as three corners of a triangle in the Eastern Desert. Hurghada, a former fishing harbour, stretches some 15 miles or so along the waterfront and is one of the foremost areas for water sports. Marsa Alam is also found by the Red Sea coast, and tourism is just starting to make an impact. The city of Luxor, with its jaw-droppingly beautiful monuments built by the hands of ancient craftsmen, lies 150 miles or so inland on the banks of the mighty River Nile.

View of the beach with umbrellas and palm trees
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Public Transport

To get around these cities you can either walk or order a taxi. Mini-buses are common if you want to ride with the locals.

Trains, which fall into two categories, one with air-conditioning the other without, are ideal for travelling to nearby towns and cities.

Electricity

220 volts with two-hole sockets.

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