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KHAN EL KHALILI BAZAAR
— WEDNESDAY 9 JANUARY 2008 — CAIRO, EGYPT — MODERN DAY —

Next we had the opportunity to experience one of the most interesting bazaars in the entire Middle East. Established in 1382, it is named after Prince Jaharkas Al-Khalili, a powerful Mamluke Prince.

Ruth has been shopping here for years and knows just where to buy the best scarves and belly-dancing finery (for the best price). Janice joined Ruth and found many “wonderful things.”

 


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I relaxed with Ehab at the Sheikh Shavan coffee shop.

We drank black tea served with a sprig of fresh mint.

He enjoyed the shisha (apple tobacco from a hookah) and worked on his laptop.

A very rare occurrence happened,
it rained in Cairo!

Because of the heavy pollution that chokes this city of 22 million, the rain made thick grey dots on my black pants...

I joked that the downpour followed us from Seattle...


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