After reading all the great posts and responses on all subjects covered, one of the events I'm concerned about is the tipping.
Friends that traveled to Egypt have told us we'll be constantly approached by Egyptians wanting "baksheshe" and they'll drive us crazy wanting money.
I've read about "no eye contac"t and glide through the crowd. But I've got this mental image of being followed and asked for money. Is that the case, do they follow one continuing their plea for money? I'm remembering what Turkey was like and the women with children asking me for money. I had no idea what they were saying, but their hand was out and they pointed to children. They were also completely covered in burkas or whatever clothing that is. Sometimes store or cafe owners would chase them off using a firm voice after the women. I'd already given them money.....but will it be like that? The women with little children asking for money? Difficult to say no to that.
Also, bringing gifts. How does one bring gifts for the kids? We're with a tour group. If I bring cand/giftsy for kids, will other kids run up and I soon be in a mob of children wanting something then dealing with that issue?