So I'd heard that the prices at the Khan were a little outrageous. I didn't want to buy much but I did want to try my hand at bargaining. I found a little camel shaped puzzle and asked the shopkeeper how much it was. He told me 100 L.E. or about $20. Outrage! Back in the states I wouldn't pay more than $5 for it. I didn't really want to buy it so I started to walk out, but the shopkeeper handed the camel to Ike who was sitting in the backpack. And thus ensued about 5 minutes of me saying, "No way, that's too much," snatching the camel from Ike (tears from Ike) and then the shopkeeper handing the camel back to Ike (smiles from Ike) and saying, "Ok, how much?" Tears, smiles, tears, smiles. I ended up paying 30 pounds (about $5.50) for something I didn't really want. But once I started haggling, I was committed.
Words can't describe the Khan so I'll let the pictures do the talking.
Feels like home.
This shop had burned down.
We ended our night with koshary at Abou Tariq's. Yum!