Travel by Taxi
are clearly marked by their colour, and are often very old. There's no
need to hail one - they hail you. Negotiate the price in advance and be
prepared for a hair-raising journey.
An alternative to a taxi travel is one of the colourful horse-drawn carriages.
These can be expensive but fun.
Travel on Foot
Walking may seem to be the simplest form of transport, but Egyptian taxi
and carriage drivers will hassle you as they find it impossible to believe
that someone as rich as you (all westerners are richer than them) would
choose to walk. Also, be prepared to be accosted by friendly locals who
chat for a while then invite you to see their, or their friend's, shop.
This takes some getting used to, but a polite "no thank you"
[pronounced "la shukran" in Arabic - see our language page] and a smile usually does
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