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... shopping in the Khan el Khalili, the great souk of old Cairo - the centuries old gold souk, a warren of tiny passageways through an area as big as a city block, lined with small gold shops.
the lane known as the Tentmaker's Bazaar is meticulous, patterns ornate and strikingly colored. Small ones make great gifts and the large ones are good wall hangings.

It is always full of people - more Egyptians than tourists.

Here is something to remember in Egypt or any Arab country. It is considered very bad luck to give a compliment without saying "Ma sh 'Allah" - with the help of God. Leaving this expression out raises the spectre of the evil eye, taken very seriously in Egypt and much of the Arab world.

The future should be accompanied by "insha Allah" - God willing or see you tomorow


..insha Allah,,,,

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Additional Photos by Rui de Camposinhos (ruisc_pt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 134 N: 2580] (10525)
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