I'll be in Egypt later this December. Can anyone share practical tips for shopping in Cairo? All the guidebooks say go to Khan al-Khalili bazaar. How big is this market, and where are the best areas to focus if you're pressed for time? I'm interested in getting some traditional Egyptian clothing and jewelry, tapestries, cotton sheets, and other decorative stuff for my apartment back home. Also, is it safe for a female to be wandering around the markets alone? Is it possible to hire a local female guide for the day to accompany me during shopping trips? How much would it cost and where can I arrange this?