Beware of the gigolos in Egypt, ladies

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May 30th, 2007, 02:17 PM
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Beware of the gigolos in Egypt, ladies

This is to all of the women out there with a soft and lonely heart. Egypt, like every other third world country, is full of con-artists. There are dozens of angles the professional con men use, but a common one is a tale of how they got ripped off by their business partner and devestated their family. They are very convincing and their families are probably in on it, too. They are probably married and have the blessing of their wife/wives to use the dumb foreigners, as well. Sex and sympathy are these gigolo's greatest tools for extracting money from you, ladies. Don't get fooled like I did. Here are some things to look and listen for, and trust me when I say, they only want your money.
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May 30th, 2007, 03:02 PM
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How was the sex that you got conned into providing? What a dumb first post!
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May 30th, 2007, 03:07 PM
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Note to self: Don't have sex with men I've just met in Egypt. And don't give them money either. I assume that's good advice worldwide.
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May 30th, 2007, 03:12 PM
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Well, not totally world wide. Does not apply for Southern California, around Fullerton
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May 30th, 2007, 07:13 PM
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ROFLMAO at Tom!!
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May 30th, 2007, 07:29 PM
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LOL!!!!! Gee.....4 years of living there and I never got approached by one of these con artists. Don't know whether to feel lucky or insulted (that I was never targeted!!!!)
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May 30th, 2007, 09:34 PM
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Phooey, thitchoo.

I was practically panting in anticipation for some of the titilating details, but methinks you gone and scared curiousitylover off. Ah well...
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May 31st, 2007, 02:19 AM
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I don't know if I should be insulted either...me and my sister had a totally gigolo-less two weeks in Egypt.

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May 31st, 2007, 04:16 AM
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Grcxx3 & MoiraS,

There's one who hangs out at the Marriott in Zamalek and another who hangs out in Cilantro on Road 9 in Ma'adi if you're looking....

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May 31st, 2007, 06:11 AM
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And if you happen to be in Southern California, Fullerton area, I can give you a place to meet one, you name the time
reagrds - tom
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May 31st, 2007, 06:34 AM
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One charming young man did offer my husband 70 camels for me.
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May 31st, 2007, 06:37 AM
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Thanks Sunshine...I'll keep those spots in mind!

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May 31st, 2007, 06:40 AM
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Hello,

A young man in Luxor asked how many camels I would take for my sister -- not for himself, but for his father! And here I thought that it was the parent who matchmake for their children...

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May 31st, 2007, 06:51 AM
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Well, I might be back in Cairo in October....I'll keep that Road 9 fellow in mind! Always liked Cilantro's!!!!
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May 31st, 2007, 07:01 AM
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Julian, what was your answer? ;-)
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May 31st, 2007, 07:22 AM
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Turning to the husband, he offered..... "I'll give you 100 camels for her." The husband looked stunned, and there was a long silence. Finally he replied, "she's not for sale."

After the salesman left, the somewhat indignant wife asked her husband what took him so long to answer, to which the husband replied, "I was trying to figure out how to get 100 camels back home."

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May 31st, 2007, 07:23 AM
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so let me get this straight, you paid THEM? this is hysterical! when I was being stalked/harassed/propositioned non-stop last fall during my time in Egypt, i started thinking that their tactics must work on someone or they wouldn't be so persistent. now i know!!! no more solo travel curiosity lover while you are in the soft and lonely heart phase!

p.s. i assume your post was a joke or you had too many cocktails before posting that, but if you were serious, well, frankly I am at a loss for words...
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May 31st, 2007, 08:28 AM
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Hilarious
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May 31st, 2007, 09:16 AM
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I see this is a first post for curiousitylover. I don't usually take advice from trolls, but in this case I will make an exception. On my upcoming Egypt trip, I will mark the following off my list of things to do:

--Find a sad-looking Egyptian man and pay him for sex.

Thanks.
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May 31st, 2007, 09:30 AM
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oh come on P.M, give it a shot! think of the trip report and teaser sound effects you could use!
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