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"'Museums'" Egypt Tourist Trap Tip by gussymons

Egypt Tourist Traps: 218 reviews and 111 photos

Many of the so-called museums are just shops which masquerade as having some educational content when they are utterly devoid of any whatsoever.

Unless you are really a sucker, don't even bother going into these places because probably the goods they are off-loading are a pile of crap and also, would you buy that tat at home? If so, then waltz straight in.

Typical 'museums' include papyrus or onyx shops.

Unique Suggestions: Politely say no, or speak a language which they do not know like Russian or Afrikaans. German, French, Spanish, American and English are the common languages to avoid saying 'No, thank you' in.

Fun Alternatives: Did you really come to Egypt for the culture? If so, then bone up on genuine museums before you come out here. Know thy stuff. Most people come here for the sun, the diving, and possibly the 'Wonders'... see my next tourist trap tip!

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  • Written Jul 3, 2003
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