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  • 1. Papyrus

    Buying Papyrus by Saladinos Description: When going to most touristic sites you will be followed and surrounded by lots of men offering you to buy their original papyrus papers. It is not an...

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  • 2. Over Day To Luxor From Hurghada By Bus

    Type : Historical Trip, Culture tour, sightseeing.Length : 14HoursCity : LuxorPick up Point : Hurghada HotelsDrop off Point : Hurghada HotelsStart From65$We...

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  • 3. Things to buy

    When you buy souvenirs in Egypt be ware of fake items and minor quality. Jewels, carpets or statues probably are made in China or Bangladesh. They are priced...

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  • 4. Don't listen to your hotel rep!!!

    OK, we booked through thomas cook, which apparently meant that our hotel was organised by hotels4u. On the second day, we were told to meet with our hotel rep....

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  • 5. being pulled into shops...

    It usually goes something like this. You're walking along...."My friend! Where are you from?""Uhh... England!""Oh, England ... lovely jubbly!!! (Endearing at...

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  • 6. Silver Jewelry Not the Right Price!

    Do not buy silver jewelry in Hurghada in any tourist areas. A small pair of plain silver and turquoise earrings could cost you 600 L.E. That's over 100.00...

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  • 7. Jeep Safari and Bedouin Village

    Don’t get me wrong ! It is relaxing, it is fun and is certainly the nice way to spend an afternoon.But if you expect to see genuin beduin life forget it! It is...

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  • 8. Camel Ride

    Allways negotiate the price before you get on the Camel. Don't give more than 10LE (usualy 1-2 LE will be enough) . One guy had to pay 25 euros in order to get...

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  • 9. GEM Tours from Hurgada to Luxor

    This tour was a one day trip(16hrs) from Hurghada to Luxor advertised to including Karnak, Nile trip, Collisi Memnon, Valley of Queens all for the reasonable...

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  • 10. Tiresome walk

    I decided to have a walk across evening Hurghada. As I already wrote the city extends along the sea coast on some tens kilometers. I would like to pass some of...

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  • 11. Tourist Agencies from ur hometown-thieves?...hmm

    My agency offered us 'facultative trips' as every does, I believe. The hometown one in Bosnia I mean. We went to some with them. Later on we realized that in...

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  • 12. precise EXACTLY

    for some stuff, any, even riding a camel you bargain and you come to a certain amount...precise the currency, as my friends bargained for 10, but it turned out...

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  • 13. Any souvenior shop--no does not mean no

    If you come to Egypt and want some souveniers be prepared to haggle, bargining appears to be the national sport here. Also understand the time old adage of no...

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  • 14. The whole of Hurgada is a trap

    No genuine beach, waters filled with oil, restrictions mostly to the "civilized" quarters of the main hotels which happen to be price gougers because of their...

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  • 15. Overcrowded

    It could be wrong of me to mention this in a tip, because I'm also a part of the tourist population.But personally I think some places are overcrowded,...

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  • 16. Egypt has NO prices at all, bid 50% or less!!!

    Here we have prices tagged on every item in shops.In Hurghada we had to bid off even for a bottle of Coke!!!!!We were thirsty and asked someone from a shop...

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  • 17. The 'Alabast' statues are 80% fake-pay low price!!

    In Hurghada city they hassle you all the time in order to sell something. Even worse than in Turkey. Hurghada city is very dirty. Don't expect to shop till you...

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  • 18. El Dahar bazars - avoid it!

    The basar/bazar area of El Dahar is worst kind of tourist trap. The shop keepers are very aggressive and try to catch the customers from the street....

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  • 19. Pretending to be gays

    "Khawal, metnak, olla" are different names for describing a homosexual man. If you are one then i have to warn you from the trap. You might find guys who...

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  • 20. Local Tourist agencies are cheaper than yours

    Your tourist agent will sure try to sell you the tour's around for double price then the local. They will tell you it's not safe with them but, we did it, use...

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  • 21. The beach boys

    Many tourists who vivt hurghada and meets with the local beach boys and bazaar guys thinks that those are the real egyptians. No please hold on. They are guys...

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  • 22. tour operators

    Hi, I recommend GEM travel for excursions. Not GEO travel which is next door!It is opposite macdonalds in sakkalla and Ahmed is wonderful. He arranged so many...

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  • 23. do not get ripped off by the white van taxis!

    Ok, it's been posted in the transportation section of the tips here and we experienced it and we were told by the stafff at our hotel to only pay 1LE (that's...

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  • 24. photo opportunity

    At the coffee stops between Luxor and Hurghada, there were lots of cute Bedouin children wandering round with camels and donkeys of various sizes.No tourist...

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  • 25. Winter in Egypt

    Despite of the sun and splendid weather in winter........it's not that splendid nonethless :) as they have a cold strong annoying wind. I didn't see much ppl...

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