Sunday, February 18, 2007

Islamic Cairo

We spent yesterday wandering around the streets in a part of Cairo known for its abundance of mosques and a giant bazaar that takes up many of the area's winding streets.

The bazaar, Khan al Khallil, was a lot more interesting than going into the mosques, and we spent most of our time getting lost within it. For sale was everything from crappy tourist souvenirs, sheeshas, gold and silver jewelery, metalware, tons of shoes, underwear, belly dancing costumes and food. We only bought a cheap watch, just out of necessity, weren't really interested in anything else, but it was a lot of fun just getting lost in the small alleys for a few hours.

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