Like to travel solo? Or, accompanied by your family members? Well, you can be either of the two depending on your interest but money saving is what you always stress on when planning a holiday abroad. Of course any Londoner comparing cheap flight tickets to Cairo obviously traveling with GBP will surely find Egypt’s capital city cheap enough saving them pounds. This is because that food, drinks, transport and accommodation can be bought for a low price one would rather expect to pay in Western Europe or the US.
Yet how much you spend on your Egyptian holiday will largely depend on all those places you choose to spend your money. Of course it always pays to be travel savvy, so you would want to make sure how to spend your money wisely hoping to save some in the end.
Below are a few tips to save money while on your journey in Cairo.
It’s absolutely reasonable to eat a mouth-watering and authentic Egyptian meal for under a pound. Search for Kosheri restaurants with just three items on the menu: large, medium and small for less than a pound.
Who does not like to save money while bargaining on various items? Prepare yourself to be choice as there’s so much you can bargain on at markets and in shops. Well, a bargain done wisely can even get you as much as 50% off the price on the item you have your eyes on. Let the shopkeeper offer you the price first and then show your negotiation skills.
While on your tour in Cairo ensure that you don’t tricked by touts and hawkers selling postcards, trinkests and camel rides. Do NOT buy anything from anyone around the Pyramids. You may consider it a rule of thumb but tourists generally avoid buying from touts and hawkers.
Although ‘Egyptian Arabic” is the national and spoken language in the country, it’s no surprise to find English speaking taxi drivers in Cairo. They drive around the luxurious hotels in the city to catch a ‘big fish’ just to become one’s unofficial chauffeur for the day. In case you’re on a budget, it’ll be wise and cheaper as well to walk around the corner. You can then call to a taxi passing you by.