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Beach boys versus Egyptian traders

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Beach boys versus Egyptian traders

I read somewhere on this forum that the Kenyan beach boys are not as bad as the Egyptian ones. I've been to Egypt 3 times, various locations, and apart from one experience have managed to deal with them quite well. I found most of them had a really good sense of humour.

Hoping to cope with the beach boys OK, as we do like a stroll by the sea. What's your experience?

We've already booked our safari with a local operator.

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1. Re: Beach boys versus Egyptian traders

On a visit to Egypt we found that the traders did not respect personal space. My husband had to almost push them away even to get them at arms length. We have never had this experience in Kenya. The boys can be persistant but not so 'in your face'

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2. Re: Beach boys versus Egyptian traders

We spent a couple of weeks in Luxor at the beginning of the year and had minimal hassle from the traders compared with Kenya. We would walk along the Nile river bank of an evening and get plenty of offers for a Caleche, taxi , or felucca , but a quick 'La Shukran' and they left you alone, unlike Kenya where they don't seem to understand NO.

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3. Re: Beach boys versus Egyptian traders

Have just come back from Egypt and found the Egyptian traders puppies compared with Kenyan beach boys.

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