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Jimmy Nail

Ok, I'm standing by to get shot down in flames,

Does anyone know if it's possible to buy real crocodile shoes or even better slippers in Luxor and also if there are any restrictions in bringing such an item home through customs.

I know it's a prickly subject. Sorry guys.

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1. Re: Jimmy Nail

I am not aware of being able to buy crocodile shoes in Luxor, mainly because there are no crocodiles in the Nile. Now, if you went to Australia, you would have no problem, saw lots there. ( crocs and shoes)

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2. Re: Jimmy Nail

Maybe worth making a trip to Aswan, The Souk there sells most things and there are Crocs below the Damm, Are you going to write a song about them ??

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3. Re: Jimmy Nail

I've never seen crocodile shoes in the souk in Aswan & we've been in most of the shoe shops due to Mr DD's life long ambition to buy size 14 shoes in Egypt ...!

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4. Re: Jimmy Nail

Oh I used to love that programme and had a little soft spot fro Jimmy Nail!

Sorry, I can't help with your other query.

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5. Re: Jimmy Nail

I was ofered a whole crocodile skin in Aswan D D , im sure shoes would be available if asked

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6. Re: Jimmy Nail

yep aswan is the place to buy croc slippers, but if you get caught bringing them back into the UK it's a big fine

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7. Re: Jimmy Nail

Buying in Egypt may not be the problem but bringing the items into the UK might be. See below from the Directgov site:

Items for which you need an import permit

If you're considering buying an exotic wildlife souvenir abroad, you should check with Animal Health, preferably before you leave the UK. They will tell you whether the species involved is protected and, if so, how to get a CITES permit.

For example, you will usually need a permit to bring back:

•coral - including jewellery and ornaments

•queen conch shells - including jewellery and ornaments

•many species of orchids and cacti

•most reptile-skin products, including handbags, purses and shoes

•caviar in amounts over 125g

Export permits

Before issuing an import permit, Animal Health will check that you have an export permit from the country in which you bought the goods. You must have both documents before you can bring the goods into the EU. A reputable dealer who trades in protected species should be able to advise you on local rules regarding export licences.


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