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Ms Sentido Mahrousa

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Ms Sentido Mahrousa

What is the currency on board, and what is the male dress code at dinner.

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What ever you do please please please do not tip with English pounds.They are absolutely no good to the poor Egyptian who then has the job of trying to get a tourist to change them,and with the shortage of tourist's at this time will be difficult.If you feel like tipping then give Egyptian currency.

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Pound coins were 'accepted' before 2010, in 2010 and they are 'accepted' now but the banks still don’t take them from the folks at the bottom of the economic food chain (e.g. the ones who get the tips) who then are forced to pass them down line in an informal hard currency network at a very unfavorable rate or as said pester tourists to exchange them. They are of course still openly ‘welcomed’ because (1) Egyptians are generally polite and (2) money that’s hard to spend is always better than no money at all.

You can’t go wrong using Egyptian money in Egypt.

Edited: 04 February 2014, 20:29
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6. Re: Ms Sentido Mahrousa

“Why has this thread digressed into a discussion about pound coins?”

I suspect it’s because it was you who first introduced the subject into this thread in Post 1. But, having tipped in Egyptian currency, you are IMO on the side of the angels in a long running, never ending debate and certainly not being pinpointed.

As for never seeing “an Egyptian recoil in horror at the sight of a pound coin”, I have and certainly more than once.. However, even when they ‘welcome’ them, it is as I said because money that’s difficult to spend is better than no money.

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8. Re: Ms Sentido Mahrousa

I don't think anyone was having a go at you just pointing out that coins are not easy for the average Egyptian to change they need to get another tourist to change them, they are not ready currency and take some effort to become so, not saying it cannot be done but with the amount of visitors at the moment its much more difficult than before.

If you paid your tip in the UK with Egyptian pounds I suspect they would not take coins lol (or probably notes)

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Edited: 04 February 2014, 23:17
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9. Re: Ms Sentido Mahrousa

IMO = “in my opinion”. Otherwise; as ras2 says above.

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