GreetingsBeloved.. I am planning a trip to st anthony's in three weeks time... I have never been to egypt before. I am planning to go directly from the airport to st anthony's monastery by cab or something. Now I hear there are more than two kinds of cabs in cairo... now i need help with that .. How much should I bargain for.. I am trying to get the cheapest price so please advice me on which type to use. And also I want to stay for a week at the monastery, will the bishop let me? what can I do to stay for a week? Please advice me on everything after landing in Cairo to safely going back home....Thanks and God bless you+++
Thanks for the reply guys,I dont have family relatives in Egypt.... it is sorta my first time and I am a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. So I was wondering to stay at a hotel for a day and then ask the hotel to arrange a trip to St anthony... I know it will be very steep but I dont have any other choice. I kinda have been saving for this trip... I was wondering maybe four seasons--- I am open to any comments - (or rather I beg your suggestion brothers)ThanksBlessings in Christ+++
Hey Tewodros,I think it would be safest if you go with a church bus. But since you don't know anyone there, and this is your first time to Egypt, then it'll be a bit challenging.There are many churches that organise trips to St. Anthony monastery, i know that there in one next week. My friend knows 2 churches in Shoubra and one in Ain Shams that organise busses there, and he can ask for you the dates of the next trip, if you are interested. I think that it is also relatively more cheaper.When do you plan on traveling?
Thanks a lot for the reply guys.... Mary E, I know that it is dangerous to go to Egypt, let alone go to the most oldest and famous monastery in the world, but what can I say... I have to go for a personal/spritual reason. And it is not like I am searching for trouble... I am just going to the monastery and going back a week later. The only problem that I see in the transportation to the monastery.... I dont know if I will be able to find a church and wait for them to go to the monastery though... I think the best way to do it... would be to use a hotel service.... I have seen that some hotel services are cheap for a day or two - So if I stay for one night or a week at a good (may be four seasons) and use their tour/transportation service to the monastery... and use it back again... It would be bit expensive but considering how dangerous that using a cab to go to a St. Anthony's... then I would prefer the hotel service and the rates have gone down a bit due to the crisis and all.Brothers please pray for me... a sinner and a weak one...I hope God allows me to go there in peace. I will remember all of you in the cave of St. Anthony....