Egypt, Cairo, Khan el Khalili souk.

Hot to shop: Cairo

Haggle in the souks and on the streets or splurge on fixed-price designs found in boutiques, writes Belinda Jackson.

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Page-turner ... Egypt is a setting worthy of spy Alex Rider (played by Alex Pettyfer in Stormbreaker); the Sphinx and ...

Pyramid schemes

Author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz is sending his teenage spy, Alex Rider, to Cairo. So he had to go himself.

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middle east

Your questions

What is the best airfare — around the world or a direct fare to the Middle East?

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Ancient history ... sphinxes at Luxor Temple.

Mysteries of the Nile

At the world's oldest tourist destination, Dugald Jellie steps from eternal sunshine into royal crypts and crowded souks.

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