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Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:03 pm

LivinginLuxor wrote:........and the constant presence just outside the bar of local male hookers, the Metropolitan is the place for you!
[face=Comic Sans MS]I must go on different nights to you Stan, I've never seen these people yet! :roll: [/face] :oops: :lol: :lol:


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Post by LivinginLuxor » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:15 pm

Fortunately, you are not a single man, living in Luxor, Hepzi!
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Post by Shareen » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:15 pm

Stan, are you including the female felucca people in your description?

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:22 pm

I've never seen a female felucca Captain - it would be wonderful to watch them rowing the felucca when there was no wind!

It's noticeable that the only criticism I received was concerned with the he-whores - no mention of the filthy diesel fumes and constant noise. It has to be the most unpleasant environment to relax in Luxor.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Post by bigken » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:26 pm

i've not had the pleasure of seeing the chaps there but i must agree it isn't very plesant when the cruise boats are sat there with there engines running,fumes can get a bit bad :)

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Post by SoCalledEgyptologist » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:27 pm

well on the positive side, it does have a river view and its very central. Everyone knows it so its usually a handy meetup place. Shockingly everyone doesn't know what/where sinbads is ;)

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Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:19 am

LivinginLuxor wrote:It's noticeable that the only criticism I received was concerned with the he-whores - no mention of the filthy diesel fumes and constant noise. It has to be the most unpleasant environment to relax in Luxor.
[face=Comic Sans MS] :roll: What criticism? My only comment was that I hadn't seen the same people you had be they gigalo's or he-whores.

As SCE has said, it is a good place to arrange to meet people as it is easy to find. There are even times when you can sit without the diesel fumes and constant noise from the boats. :) [/face]
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Post by TIM » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:46 pm

LivinginLuxor wrote:the he-whores.
Never heard that expression before - like it! Seems particularly apt in a place where the donkey is so prevalent.

They probably include some of the young men who used to shout at me "Hey, moustache! Maybe you want to fly tonight, huh?" But that's another story - back to the discussion about the Metropolitan..... :oops:

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Post by Countessa » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:13 pm

:lol: :lol: Tim, I think you should elaborate on the moustache story before we go any further!!!

Actually, talking of new expressions, the female version of the gigalo is called a "Gigo-gal"....not my term, but rather one of our very own forum geniuses ;)
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Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:19 pm

[face=Comic Sans MS]And the Gigalo's and the Gigagals certainly give a new meaning to Gigabyte! ;) :oops: :lol: :lol: [/face]

Edit for typo. :oops:
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Post by Countessa » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:29 pm

ooooo-errrrr missus!!! :lol:
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Post by FABlux » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:14 pm

:co: Tim, tell all, don't forget the carrier bag ;)
(He had us in fits when we heard first hand, but we did wonder if he was fit company for us :lol: )

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Post by TIM » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:34 pm

countessa wrote::lol: :lol: Tim, I think you should elaborate on the moustache story before we go any further!!!
Just picking up on Stan's point that you won't necessarily recognize the male hustlers for what they are unless you are a single male. Which I'm not, but was for a week in Luxor. Having a beard meant that "Hey moustache!" was something I had shouted at me quite a lot. The story FAB is referring to is the time I got lost in Ramla - pretty difficult I know - but I went up what I thought was my street - I'd only seen it in the dark -and didn't recognize anything so was really looking up and down which must have looked suspicious. There were some guys with camels and each time I went up the street they asked me if I'd like to ride a camel. I said no, and then I think they thought I was after something else and one guy made all these bizarre remarks like "I really like your moustache - maybe I could buy it off you?" :?

Later, I met Barry and Fran and had a carrier bag with stuff for the charity and was hanging around outside the Blue Sky restaurant where we had arranged to meet. I told them about the moustache reference and in my innocence :roll: asked if he was offering to give me a haircut and Fran said "No, he was offering to give you something else - for money!" "Oh, and by the way, be careful, because apparently walking around with a carrier bag is a way of advertising that you're on the lookout!" Well, I ask you, just another reason that Luxor was a real eye opener! :lol:

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Post by Countessa » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:58 am

TIM wrote:
countessa wrote:.....be careful, because apparently walking around with a carrier bag is a way of advertising that you're on the lookout!"
:))) Good lord!!!

That's the last time I'm sending my husband to the supermarket - god only knows what could happen to him on the way home!! :oops: :lol:

I'm going to view all men with carrier bags in a new light from now on - err, thanks Tim & Fran....I think!! :lol:
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Post by Countessa » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:00 am

TIM wrote:.....be careful, because apparently walking around with a carrier bag is a way of advertising that you're on the lookout!"
:))) Good lord!!!

That's the last time I'm sending my husband to the supermarket - god only knows what could happen to him on the way home after displaying all those bags!! :oops: :lol: And I wonder....is it quality or quantity that counts?? ;)

I'm going to view all men with carrier bags in a new light from now on - err, thanks Tim & Fran....I think!! :lol:[/quote]
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Post by FABlux » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:05 am

Ah but Morag he isn't loitering about on the Ramla, unlike Tim ;) :lol:

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Post by HEPZIBAH » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:13 am

[face=Comic Sans MS]Does the carrier bag give off some other code I wonder!

Many men in Luxor carry their shopping in the 'mini black bin bags' so I'll assume they are fairly safe. My mind however is racing to all the codes that UK/European bags could give off.[/face]

Harrods - I am ostentatious - I have money and I like everyone to know it.

Marks & Spencers - I don't have so much money that I can flash it around but I do have some taste and style and discernment.

Sainsbury's - I have taste and discernment but I like to shop wisely for my groceries.

Tesco - Anything Sainsbury's can do I can do equally and I'll do it cheaper if I can.

Asda - Asda Price 'ding ding' (say no more)

Somerfield - I'm an out doors kind of guy.

Woolworths - I'm cheap and cheerful.

Morrisons - Your more likely to find me in the North but I have made a foray to the South now.

Lidl/Aldi - I'm cheap and you'll never get the same thing twice.
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Post by Countessa » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:17 am

:))) Genuis Hepzi! That should be made into a sign and put along the corniche so the gigalos and gigogals know what's what!!! :)
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Post by TIM » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:09 pm

:lol: @ Hepzi!

I wonder what my Gaddis & Co. carrier bag said about me on my final day on the Corniche? (didn't get any offers that day.... ;) )

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Post by HEPZIBAH » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:12 pm

TIM wrote::lol: @ Hepzi!

I wonder what my Gaddis & Co. carrier bag said about me on my final day on the Corniche? (didn't get any offers that day.... ;) )
Gaddis &Co - Literate, prepared to put money into the local economy but spends more time & interest over the past than the present, not to comfortable with bartering, prefers to know exactly what he's getting and for how much.
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