Talk:Siwa

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Taxis and budget hotels[edit]

Does anybody know how to contact the budget hotels? Phone numbers or email addresses would probably be helpful on the wiki.

20 LE seems to be too cheap to be true on the taxi section, I guess you meant 200 LE from Matroh (2009)

I don't have numbers for the budget hotels, but you just turn up in Siwa and you are sure to get a room at one of them. I will try to get in future weeks and add (English speaker, now living in Siwa).
Not sure about the taxi service, but you can get a mini bus, comfy enough seats, with 12 others to Mersa Matruh for about 15LE from outside the central mosque. They run all hours of day, usually leave just after prayer times for example. You don't book, just turn up and once they have enough people, they go. (2011)

Safety situation[edit]

I'm confused by the contradictory huge red warning at the top of the page indicating this is a dangerous city to visit, and the "Stay safe" section which claims exactly the opposite. Which of them is correct? 87.75.18.140 10:51, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

They both are. This is a common situation in the Middle East and beyond. There is a real risk of terrorist violence, often against transport or hotels perceived as encouraging western influx. And yet the individual traveller meets only courtesy, and the dangers of western cities (often drink- or drug-fuelled) are absent. - GS, May 2020

Update[edit]

This page has been overhauled by reference to WV-DE, though the hotels and eating places cannot currently be updated. The climate chart is over-prominent, enough to say that Sahara is a hot desert, but it's moved here in case it should be re-instated. Grahamsands (talk) 08:32, 29 May 2020 (UTC)


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