For the real flavour of old Cairo, a visit to the vibrant and unexpectedly beautiful Historic Quarter will take you through the winding streets towards Khan el-Khalili, a labyrinthine network of shops and cafés forming an enormous bazaar. From hand-crafted copper lamps to tacky souvenirs and clothes for residents, this feast for the senses serves tourists and locals alike. There are plenty of places to stop and rest but highlights include El Fishawi for a mint tea and Egyptian pancakes both sweet and savoury.
Khan el-KhaliliAn enormous souk in Cairo's medieval area provides ample shopping and eating opportunities
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