Khan el Khalili is a souk in the middle of Cairo and there are zillions of photographs out there on this. The souk dates back to 1382AD but now is absolutely a total tourist trap with kitsch Egyptian souvenirs all over the place. Bleah. This area is also a bit dangerous as it has been the target of terrorist attacks. But no terrorists here on a Sunday.
A pile of dusty lamps.
They have taken Queen Nefertiti and converted her into a painted hooker. Disgusting. This is how the original statue looks like.
Anyway, moving into the souk proper.
It was Sunday so most of the shops were closed, but the Cafe El Fishawy was open.
The other side of the cafe and yours truly can be seen on the window.
Then went to have a bite to eat at the Naquib Mahfouz cafe.
Brinjals with garlic and lamb. Not very impressed with Egyptian cuisine, I am afraid. But then, the other stuff in Cairo more than makes it up for the lack of decent food.
Here’s the man himself and where he used to write his books. It is a tourist hellhole, I have to admit, not fun at all.