You are here > 1Up Travel > Countries of the World > Africa > Egypt



 At a Glance



  History & Culture








 Worth a Visit !!



  Maps & Cities


  Eating Out



  Travel Links

 Country Facts









  Transnational issues


  Egypt Guide
  Egypt Maps
  Egypt Hotels
  Egypt Flag
  More Egypt Flags
  Egypt Geography
  Egypt Travel Warning

Travel & Tourism . Tourist Guide to the Country

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.




Acknowledgements: ASIATRAVELMART.COM

Make 1Up Travel your HomepageSend this Page to a FriendGo to Top of PagePrint this PageAdd 1Up Travel to your Favorites


Compare Country Info Hotel Directory Geography Flags World Maps Travel Warnings National Parks


Asia Africa Caribbean Middle East North America South America Central America Oceania Pacific Europe Polar Regions


Destinations Monuments Ancient Wonders Modern Wonders Natural Wonders


World Time ISD Codes Travel Links Link Exchange


Disclaimer: Although we've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by any person resulting from information published on this site. We encourage you to verify any critical information with the relevant authorities before you travel.

Copyright 1Up Travel All Rights Reserved.
Go Up

Privacy Policy