27/50.- Cairo, old Cairo,
traditional street market, fish
Not far from the Coptic Cairo, there is this picturesque
street market. To get here, you have to cross the bridge
over the underground, a few meters North of the Mar Giris station.
I am afraid not many tourists get here, because local people looked
very surprised to see me with my camera. I really liked what
I saw. This is the type of things you get to see when you get
lost in a strange city.
Cairo is a very safe city. You
shouldn't be afraid to venture in unknown zones. Violence
is extremely rare. You have to be alert in crowded spaces (buses,
underground, markets, etc.) though. Even safe
Cairo is not free of pickpockets.