"Don't forget the baksheesh, the tip!" Egypt Local Custom Tip by AR76

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The tip, baksheesh in arabic, is an important part of everyday life in Egypt. You're expected to tip practically anyone who helped/served you: from the hotel clerk to the taxi driver, in shops and restaurants, and even the guy or girl that hands you a few sheets of toilet paper when you go to the bathroom. For many people, the baksheesh is part of their income, and not an extra, like in Western countries.

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  • Updated Oct 5, 2002
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