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Egypt Sports and Recreation




Soccer is one of the most popular in Egypt. Many people attend matches or watch their favourite teams on television. But you would be surprised to know that apart from soccer an even bigge form of recreation in both cities and villages is socializing with members of one's own sex.
Men sit in street cafes with their male friends drinking tea or coffee and sometimes smoking a sheesha (water pipe) and playing tawlaa (backgammon).
Although foreign women sometimes visit cafes, Egyptian women do not. Instead, they meet their female friends in their homes. City women often meet each other in pastry shops or at picnics in public parks.
Egyptians enjoy going to the bazaar (outdoor market place) to buy things and meet their friends. Egyptian market traders and shop owners respect customers who bargain.
The trader quotes a price that is usually about double what the item he is selling is really worth.
The customer offers to pay about a quarter of the asking price. The trader then lowers his price and the customer raises his offer until they agree on a figure. Customers cannot bargain for food items.

 

 


 

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