Be sure that you are mentally and physically strong when you decide to go to the Khan Al Khalil. Otherwise don’t. Because the salesmen put enormous pressure on you. Therefore you have to be strong to cope with this pressure. In fact if you ask me, I would suggest buying your souvenirs at the hotel or the airport. Those two places are the only places that you can be sure of the price and the quality. Yet, if you want to buy from market places, you have to accept the fact that you will be cheated anyway no matter you do. It does not matter how conscious of the situation you are. They are always better than you. Always. They are very poor people and they need your money desperately to survive. Imagine their motivation! You have to be Egyptian from birth to be able to beat them. Otherwise you have no chance. Never trust the middle men between you and the salesmen. They do this for commission and the things you buy cost you double. You dont have this at the hotels and the airport. So enjoy the atmosphere at the markets but dont buy anything. On the other hand you will easily be caught by them even if you look at the products through the edge of your eyes. Despite everything, if you decide to buy from the market, dont use your credit card. It is not safe. They accept any kind of money but it is better to have Egyptian money with you. In that crowd and under that pressure, it is extremely difficult to calculate and exchange the money. You will definitely make a mistake. Anyway it is still fun to have such an experience. I accepted to be cheated and went there. Do I go there again? No. But I am not sorry for going there and being cheated. It was just an experience.
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