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May 13, 2009

Photo of the Day: Cairo Market

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Dream Trip 2009 is well under way! For inspiration, here's a new entry that caught our eye:

Sifting through contenders for Photo of the Day, we see a lot of: monks in orange robes, feet in the pool, feet in the mountains, and the Eiffel Tower, both in Paris and not. What we don't see a lot of: two really great pictures from the same photographer.

Today's entry is from Dream Trip entrant mich10021, whose image of the preparation of a communal meal in Ecuador we singled out last week. Mich10021 snapped the frame entitled "Ramadan in Khan El Khalili" on a walk through the main souk in Cairo's Old City. The image captures the dizzying feeling of strolling through a market full of strange sights, sounds, smells--and authentic experiences.

"I spent a month in Cairo as Ramadan unfolded," mich10021 writes. "I decided to uncover every inch of the Khan El Khalili market, finding this beautiful corner dedicated to lanterns for locals--no stuffed camels or souvenirs to be seen. I had gone beyond the tourist belt of the market!

Share your travel photos and memories in our 2009 Dream Trip Contest. You could be just a few clicks away from a $25,000 trip to anywhere you choose.


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