Egypt: Khan al Khalili Bazaar / by Justin Merriman

The Khan al Khalili, a medieval bazaar in Cairo dating back to the 14th century, plays an important role in the day-to-day commercial life of thousands of locals.  The small streets are filled with shops where merchants sell unique and exotic items from spices and perfumes to jewelry and souvenirs.  The bazaar has always been a popular stop for tourists; however, with continued political unrest in Egypt the numbers of tourists has greatly declined and the once thriving market is facing difficult economic times.  To read more about the Khan al Khalili be sure to read Betsy's Hiel's story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.