Alexandria Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Alexandria

  • 1. Weather in Alexandria

    the trap would be the timing of the visit ...don't try to visit ALEXNDRIA in summer..it's very busy and i mean it..moreover the mentality of the egyptian that visit alexnadria to spend the summer...

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  • 2. taxis and transport

    Taxi is the prime means of transport. These are atleast 15 years old cars for which I cant recognize the make honestly. English is very alien to everyone in Egypt. Best is to ask the hotel price of...

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  • 3. old city ruins- Roman Theatre

    Over 30 years of excavation have uncovered many Roman remains including this well-preserved theatre with galleries, sections of mosaic-flooring, and marble seats for up to 800 spectators. In Ptolemaic...

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  • 4. Shopping Mall cuurency!

    On the way back to the ship, our coach was taken to a shopping mall way out of the city! This was an unscheduled stop. I had Egyptian currency and so I paid the...

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  • 5. National Museum

    I really enjoy visiting museums ---but this recently restored museum was not good!There really weren't enough exhibits and some of those that were on display...

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  • 6. Local Scarf Vendor

    Many scarves to choose from Sammy "attached" himself to our group after leaving the protected port area. He saw us coming out of the ships port area and...

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  • 7. One Pound Toilets

    Strangly enough, when you come out of toilets in egypt, there will be a person or lady to ask for 1 pound for using the FREE service. Please be aware that...

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  • 8. Possible camera failure

    I have got into the following trap in Alexandria. Usually I’m equipped with a photo camera and a video camera for taking pics and clips in my trips. I’ve...

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  • 9. Photo forbidden

    What a pity, but photo and video sometimes are forbidden while visiting tourist sights in Egypt and Alexandria. For example - in Catacombs of Kom el-Shukafa....

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  • 10. Shady Tourist Police

    Be aware of the tourist police ......sometimes. Most of the time they will leave you alone, but occasional these guys aren't "on the up and up". While visiting...

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  • 11. Fish Market

    Once in Alexandria, you will want to eat fresh fish. Word of caution: when a restaurant says: market price, make sure you get the price before you eat. Make...

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  • 12. hantour

    Our grand-daughter of 3 was insistent about going on a horse, so we agreed with a hantour driver to take us from Saad zaghloul to Qait Bey for 10 LE. He was...

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  • 13. Agressive street vendors

    Some street vendors can be aggressive on asking you to buy items in the markets of Alexandria. Of course, this could be said of a few cities, but if you are...

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  • 14. Pretending to be gays

    Khawal, metnak, 2olla 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 pretend...

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  • 15. Buying Papyrus

    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 original...

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