The Compelling Chaos of Cairo’s Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

"Please stay on the main streets", our guide, Sam, said as we stepped out into the bubbling humidity of the Cairo afternoon. "If you wander into a side street, you will get lost". He led us to the entrance of the bazaar, one the largest in the Arab world. The bazaar is made of two main …

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TOP TRAVEL TIP: Middle-Eastern Souks: How to get the Most From Your Visit

The experience of wandering a Middle-Eastern souk was a long time on my bucket list. These ancient places of commerce belong to a culture so different and so distant from my own, the colours of the silks and jewels, the drifting incense of spice mixed with perfume and the calls of the sellers so tenacious is grabbing …

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