I found this short video again today and thought it may be good practice for our 2 friends who are about to join us on their first visit to Luxor and Aswan later this year.
You can’t shop in Luxor or Aswan without experiencing the “barter”. At first go it can be an altogether intimidating task but you soon become accustomed to it.
The hardest part is planning your shopping trips otherwise it can get very tiring. And if you don’t join in, the shopkeeper or seller thinks you’re not much fun and gets disgruntled.
The video came back to my attention when visiting an Egyptian forum I haven’t been on for some time. So for those who asked, yes – it’s definitely Sinbads cafe/bar that’s not quite opposite the Luxor Temple and in front of the original Luxor Hotel (we knew it as the Luxor Wena) from many years ago.
How do I know? We were sitting in almost that same spot one night in September 2010 🙂
This photo was taken by Vera – part of our Table for Six group.
Sadly, Barry and Vera went back to live in UK so we’re no longer a party of six when we go out but it’s still our quiz team name.