Tipping in Egypt and Jordan

Jan 8th, 2010, 08:03 AM
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Wow! Elizabeth - we have the same list!!!
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Jan 8th, 2010, 08:22 AM
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Hey, that's my list, too!
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Jan 8th, 2010, 06:21 PM
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Oh Sakkara Gold!!!

Reminds me of being in Aswan when we were going to sail that day on our cruise.My kids and I went to get bottles of water and coke for the trip on the boat. There was a convenience store near that McDonalds on the Nile down from where we were docked.
Mr. Mohammed the owner asked as I was leaving the store if I drank alcohol? "Why yes, I do-why?" He grabs my hand and takes me back to the back room where there is a coke machine cooler totally full. He pushes the cokes aside in front and there are 14 COLD Sakkara beers for sale! He winks and says to take as many as I would like to buy-roughly 10LE a can. Heaven on earth!!!The husband got two in his Christmas stocking in Luxor on Christmas Eve.
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Jan 8th, 2010, 06:52 PM
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Dutyfree, that is HYSTERICAL! We had a nearly identical experience in Aswan, except it involved buying wine from the trunk of the shopkeeper's car, and several hidden Stella's from the cooler.
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Jan 8th, 2010, 08:27 PM
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Hey, Elizabeth_S, that's my list too!
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Jan 8th, 2010, 08:29 PM
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dutyfree, I remember sf7307 writing that Lady Egypt gave her the option to prepay all the tips on the first day. Did Lady Egypt offer this to you too, I will be travelling with them later this month.
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Jan 15th, 2010, 03:32 PM
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Even the top cost of 100 LE a day for a tip for a regular guide is 'only' $20 USD per day.

So three days would be $60. Where did the $400 US come from?

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Jan 15th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Just Shootme-LE gave us a guide sheet for tipping as I think that all or most of the tour agencies do as we were told to tip on our own. That $20 USD per day(which is not what we paid) is per person so when you are a family of four or five-it gets you along with the driver's tip and if an agent meets or greets you and then there are the porters,etc. The family that tipped the $400 said that they were so overwhelmed that they said they realized they overtipped but didn't want to come off cheap. Go figure? Tipped WAY more going through Egypt than Jordan.
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