Idfu Local Customs

  • Carriages and horses in Edfu
    Carriages and horses in Edfu
    by solopes
  • Carriages and horses in Edfu
    Carriages and horses in Edfu
    by solopes
  • Edfu - Extra payment for fiacre
    Edfu - Extra payment for fiacre
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey

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    by solopes Updated Jan 29, 2013

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    Carriages and horses in Edfu
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    Several boats approach the harbour, and the struggle begins: hundreds of horse-drawn carriages flock to the adjacent streets, and, in a tremendous confusion, each guide dispatches his clients to the mandatory destination - Horus temple.

    No words can describe, the momentous confusion, but in a few minutes everybody is gone.

    The return is much more calm, and gives, then, a chance to a brief look over the city and the people.

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    Extra payment for fiacre

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Aug 17, 2007

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    Edfu - Extra payment for fiacre
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    Cost of a trip on fiacre is usually included in cost of cruise. Therefore guides usually warn tourists of that they did not give in on requests of drivers to pay for a trip one more time. However it appears to be made uneasy.

    From quay up to the Temple our driver was demanding extra money. As I liked the trip - he valiantly urged on a horse and we have overtaken on road some other fiacres, I have decided to give him 1 dollar. He has quickly seized money and has rushed to demand extra payment from my fellow travellers.

    On our back way all this has repeated again. However now he asked to exchange a dollar for Egyptian pounds. It proceeded during the whole way to the boat and it was already unpleasant enough. He spoiled the impression...

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