I’m still in Egypt
on my first visit and almost fell a few of these scams and did for a couple. Part 1: Closed museum and I should visit the official government sanctioned gift shop
Part 2: un-metered taxis which did not bring me to my destination
Part 3: Most surprising were the scams encountered with “legit” tour guides from Viator.com Each of my tours that they brokered came with stops to perfume, jewelry, pottery, carpet and papyrus shops with extremely aggressive high pressure sales pitches. Unfortunately, I didn’t stand my ground on the first 2 and paid way too much for low quality items. One of the EMO Tour guides encouraged me to purchase a single t-shirt for what converts to $50 USD!!! At this point, my guards went up and I now suspicious of all encounters here.