Windsurfing

7 Dec 2014 by Glenn, Comments Off on Windsurfing

The story of how I bargained for unlimited skiing windsurfing in Egypt. Prior to this trip to Egypt I have not tried any surfing or windsurfing. But on the second day after my arrival I met with Ilya, who himself went and knocked me free to try what it is – windsurfing. In 15 minutes we were led up to date: told where the sail, rudder, rope, board, placed on a board on the water, given to hold the sail and catch the wind. By the way, I wrote a story using tips on how to write an article.

Then came the fun part: talking about money. Andrew (the so-called Arab who was the owner of the business to train surfing and windsurfing rentals) are well known Russian and tried to to convince us to take another 2 weeks of unlimited surfing. But to continue reading, you must first learn a few things about trading in Egypt. If you are in Egypt for the first time, in the first 2-3 days of your blood, from nose to keep from any purchases. The fact that in Egypt love to haggle. And if you were told the price, and you’re out of ignorance, no haggling, bought the thing for that price, then you will even be offended. Usually the first price (which he calls the vendor) is overestimated by 2-3 times (this does not apply to some supermarkets, where the price clearly marked on the price tag, there is not traded, but the price is still slightly above fair value).

And unless you svyknites with this idea, you will be “vparivayut” on all inflated prices (even taking into account the fact that you tried to bargain). So, we continue to talk about windsurfing in Egypt. Typically, the cost per hour for surfing swimming instructor standing in Sharm El Sheikh $ 35, $ 25 without an instructor. Us Andrew also suggested that “only” $ 200 to get unlimited surfing for 2 weeks (ie, you can swim whenever you want and how many you want). But I came to Egypt Hotel Sol Cyrene only a week (with a modest amount of cash to spend we have to Family certainly not going to wind surfing), so I had another offer – $ 150. I said that it is expensive and after several minutes of debate on the price of Andrew reduced the price to $ 130 + certificate windsurfer (like after this course I became an instructor in windsurfing). Andrew also passionately assured me that this price will be valid only today. If you are not convinced, visit Viacom. Since there is little customers, but he must have a business. And if tomorrow there will be more customers, then he has no sense to me to make such a tempting offer. I walked away from a direct answer “yes” or “no” on the pretext that I needed to consult with his wife. My friend arranged a price and it took a week of unlimited surfing for $ 130 (but their time and not out – he did not go windsurfing on the soul) …

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