If there’s one place you shouldn’t miss in Cairo, it’s Khan al-Khalili Souk. We loved it so much, we went back a second time during our short stay.
On our first sojourn, we wound our way along streets of market stalls selling everything from cushions to spices.
My daughter can wear me out with shopaholic tendencies, but here, I was just as keen to weave my way in and out of shops specializing in silver, spices, inlay boxes of all sizes or jewellery.
Retailers jangled their wares, trying to lure us into their dens. Narrow alleyways, overhung with goods, gave a sense of what the congested area must have once been like; not much different from the present day I imagine.