Khan el Khalili

Getting Scammed in Cairo

I left my Cairo hotel around 1:30 p.m. and attempted to hail a taxi to take me to Khan el Khalili.  I was told it should cost me about 10-15 Egyptian pounds, but I soon realized that whatever I am told, it’s really about 10 more.  The taxi driver absolutely refused to take me for …

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Mosque of Suleyman Pasha

Arrival in Cairo

I was exhausted by the time I arrived in Cairo. First, an overnight flight from Chicago to Paris. Then, a long layover in Paris during which I spent most of the time snoozing on some uncomfortable chairs in the transit area, using my shoulder bag as a pillow. Finally, my bleary-eyed self walked off the …

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