Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria, Egypt

Postby Shazz » Fri 19 May 2006 16:09


I've recently moved from the UK.. to Alexandria in Egypt.
To join my partner here.

I've alot to learn to be able to live well out here. Even though I've been here a few times before I did the final move etc.

Its going well but would be great if I could find people who are doing the same as I am by moving to Egypt from the uk!!

To perhaps give me some advice? :lol: Aswell as perhaps share experiences!!

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Postby Dave » Sat 20 May 2006 05:35

Hi Shazz, and welcome to BE!

I'm making a new board for Egypt and shall move this topic there. With luck you'll maybe have more chance of a reply that way.

I've never been to Egypt myself. Kay has, but only very briefly - she had a three-hour stopover in Cairo and went to see the Pyramids. (From what she's told me about it, it wasn't a very happy experience - bad traffic and worse touts!)

Best of luck with your stay in Egypt, anyway - we look forward to hearing how you get on!


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Postby Shazz » Sat 20 May 2006 14:29

Hey Dave...

Thanks :)

Yes, I was very lucky in the sense that I already had some friends I knew here, who helpped me get around when I first visited this country. And got me in the know quick in how to deal with things like that.

lol and yes Cairo has a bad traffic system... kinda like you need life insurance just to cross the road!! But after a while you start to see it in a different light also.. it amazes me they rarely even crash!

I live in Alexandria which is almost totally the opposite to Cairo. It is a city also but more laid back and a slower kinda life. Which I like.

I just need a little help and pointers into settling down here. My partner is Egyptian and a wonderful guy who helps me alot in learning and so on but it would be nice to find others alike me who can perhaps then help me learn faster or direct me to places I can join to help me and perhaps even me to them. How the world works wouldnt you agree? Contacts.. people knowing things you dont or you them.. would make life easier alot!!

Thanks again
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how's alex ?

Postby mrs_e » Wed 12 Jul 2006 21:45

hello shazz

i am an english woman married to an egyptian and living in cairo ; we have a 6 month old daughter, laila. i have been to alex a few times and like it very much, it certainly does have a calmer atmosphere than here in the crazy, busy capital.

how are you finding life there ? i seem to remember a huge restaurant in a place called seedy beshr and the restaurant was called balbaa. i have had a few good meals there. :-)

hope egyptian life is treating you wishes

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Re: Alexandria, Egypt

Postby clarrisepetit » Fri 21 Jul 2006 12:49

hi all,
i am thinking of moving to egypt to be with my man ( whos egyptin),
but first i would like to work for a travel company or hotel which has links with both companys, i currently work in a small hotel in the uk, any help or info would be of great help for me
many thanks and kind regards
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Looking for friends in Alex

Postby hayat » Sat 25 Nov 2006 13:16

:D Hi I've been living in Alex nearly 4 years now, been absorbed in taking care of my daughters with whom I was reunited after their abduction by the Father in 1990.

They are developing their own lives now and am feeling isolated, anyone here need a friend? :P
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Postby Shazz » Sun 25 Mar 2007 05:23


My oh my I totally forgot about the thread I posted here.
(Got new pc since so didnt have it in favs!)

Don't know if any of you people are still around??

I still living in Alexs in Egypt. Got more conifidence here now.
I'm still a little isolated at times though. Finding it hard to find people of my simular interests and so on.. to hmm 'hang' or whatever the word is. When people get out and meat up these days..

Hope your all well
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Hi Shazz

Postby hayat » Sun 25 Mar 2007 09:27

[quote removed by Site Admin - please read and follow our guidelines. - Dave] :)

Hi Shazz

I'm Susanne

I live in Alex too, currently in Ganaklees but soon moving to Sidi Bish hopefully by end of April.

Finding it hard to meet people too, so would love to have a chat, you can contact me at my email to let let me know how we can get in touch.

Hope to hear from you.

Susanne [/quote]
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Postby judyou » Tue 03 Apr 2007 06:16

I'm Judy - originally from the Isle of Wight - and I've lived in the Middle East since 1977, 18 years in Bahrain and Egypt for nearly 12 years.
My husband is Egyptian but lived abroad for 32 years. We have been married for 24 years.

We divide our time between our flat in Maadi and our house on the beach at Ain Sokhna, 100 miles south east of Cairo.

I know and love the area so if there is anyone who would like to contact me with any questions they are very welcome.

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Postby amrempire » Thu 14 May 2009 19:26

hi all i'm Amr .. Alexandrian .. if anybody need anything he can ask me
P.S for Hayat : its sidi bishr & i live there too
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