Rip-offs, cons & scams to avoid

Good sensible advice.

Don’t pay for a show you can’t get to see.  For the day trip around Petra we needed transport, so how would we suddenly manage without transport in the pitch-black cold night?  The agency knew we required transport help, but still loaded the bill with entrance to a Son et Lumiere show we would never be able to reach.

Don’t:

  • engage in conversation with vendors if you don’t want to buy anything.
  • ask the price of anything unless you want to bargain the price
  • believe someone who says “there is nothing at all in that direction”
  • answer any approaches like “hello, welcome to Egypt, where do you come from”
  • expect to see any women in a street cafe anywhere outside Cairo

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