Friday, March 14, 2008

The Salesmen


Guys selling objects of dubious provenance that are supposed to be souvenirs of Egypt are a mainstay of the Giza plateau and a few other tourist sites in the city. These gentlemen have brought their store of dust-catchers to the plateau in bags that they also hope to sell. Many of these little statues look pretty slick, but they are cast resin made in China. What can you do?

3 comments:

elle said...

These people are so desperate they can't take no for an answer. Had to forcefully hand a few 'gifts' back on our trip to the pyramids. What made me cross was they targeted my daughter and she couldn't understand why I wouldn't let her keep the 'gifts'. But then again when one earns next to nothing you try your best to make a sale.

Paz said...

Made in China? Funny.

Paz

Rafa said...

seems everything is made in China nowadays