Karnak, Luxor, Egypt, 2005: This un-official guide took a lot of convincing for me to take his photo- without paying him baksheesh.  It’s a challenge to make it through the day in Egypt without paying baksheesh-  I made it a personal aim. The term broadly means to pay someone money as a tip or bribe,  but basically it is a way of life and supplements a lot of peoples income in Egypt. Karnak temple complex dates from the 1391 BC and is the largest ancient religious site in the world- it is also the second most visited tourist site in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza.                  Canon EOS 1N / Sigma 17-35 / Kodak E100vs

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