Drs. Sally Mikhael and Shady Botros are both practicing chiropractors in Victoria Australia.
Dr. Sally was born in Egypt and moved to Australia at age 2 when her family migrated to Melbourne, she completed her Bachelors Degree in Chiropractic in 2006 from RMIT University and completed her Maters Degree in 2008 from the same institution. Currently practices in the Mornington Peninsula seeing mainly babies, children and pre/post natal mothers.
Dr. Shady was also born in Egypt and moved to Australia with his family at age 8. Dr. Shady completed his chiropractic education from Macquarie University in Sydney in 2002. Dr. Shady has his own practice in the Mornington Peninsula and has served on many chiropractic associations and continues to volunteer.
We feel it is very safe to travel through Egypt, in 2015 we traveled with our family and group. Although there are some political and border concerns currently happening in Egypt; the Chiros to Cairo Seminar and tour visits the cultural sites which are currently open and secured for visitors. Taking advice from smartraveller.gov.au our tour steers clear from the Sinai province and no Safari or desert tours are undertaken. Egypt has over 20 million tourists and visitors each year and in more recent years the tourism security has been impeccable.
To ensure that you do get the pick-up and transfers you must arrive/depart no more than 1 day outside the tour dates. People deciding to arrive or leave later than the tour dates by more than 1 day will need to organize their own transfers to hotel and airport.
This really depends on which site you are visiting and at what time of the day. Some offer little shade and so you should ensure that you do not have too much skin available for the sun to burn (the Giza Pyramids, in the afternoon, is a prime example of this). Temples are well shaded so you do not have to cover so much, but remember that even though they are shaded well, tombs tend to accumulate the heat from the sun as well as the many visitors, so try to wear something lightweight in them, especially cotton fabrics. Though many people like to wear open toed sandals, please note that many of the floors are exceedingly unlevel and so it can be easy to stub your toes. Ladies, please do not wear high heels; not only can you easily break them, they can also become trapped between the large stones in flooring, and you will also find you will tend to slip and slide on the stone. High heels and sand are not the best partners either as the heels will sink in (you may laugh, but many ladies do insist in wearing high heels).
The most consistent feedback we received from previous delegates is that they felt that they packed too much. Basically the weather in Egypt is relatively hot and it is very predictable, the times that Chiros to Cairo runs is during the Autumn months and the weather is almost always between 25 to 38 degrees Celsius. So pack light, be ready for heat and maybe one or two things for cooler nights.
Many delegates have travelled on their own and have had a great time and made new friends! If you are unsure or worried, please do contact us either via the FB page messages or email us on email@example.com
Almost every bank has an ATM outside it, or just inside the front doors, and you will normally find that they are guarded by a policeman. Many shopping malls have stand alone ATMs and you can also find them located along a busy pavement (sidewalk), or where two busy pavements meet. Airports and railway stations also have ATMs as do the larger tour company offices.
Yes. Most places accept these nowadays, including all decent hotels and cruises. You are advised to carry cash when shopping in the many street markets (souks) though the larger malls, and street shops, can accept plastic.