Articles Tagged ‘market’

Friday Photo: At the Cairo Camel Market

Friday Photo: At the Cairo Camel Market December 31, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
This photo was taken at the Birqash Camel Market, just outside of Cairo. Friday is the main market day, when thousands of camels are sold by auction to farmers, butchers, and people involved in the tourist industry. The camel pictured is to be sold for meat rather than riding or work – you can...

How to Haggle Like a Black Belt

How to Haggle Like a Black Belt September 16, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Haggling is common in Egypt, as in much of the rest of the world, and it’s a given that shoppers will haggle over prices, especially – though not exclusively – in the bazaars. Some people love it and some people loathe it, but as a visitor to Cairo, you are gonna have to do it! The things tourists...

Five Cool Cairo Markets You Might Not Know

Five Cool Cairo Markets You Might Not Know July 30, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Cairo is famous for its [insert cliché here... I favour “bustling”] bazaars. But everyone has heard of places like Khan al-Khalili and The Street of the Tentmakers. Here are five you might not know. The Friday Market What is it and why is it awesome? A huge, weekly market between the Citadel and...

Friday Photo: Catfish flopping around market

Friday Photo: Catfish flopping around market April 16, 2010 | Photo Friday, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Today’s Friday Photo comes from a baladi market in Maadi. (Baladi is a term we use to mean kind of really local.) It’s a catfish. A huge one. A live one, hence the blurry photo – it was flipping and flopping around in the guy’s hands as he happily posed for the photo. The photo...