Knowing that we were going to Khan el-khalili, the major souk in Cairo I saved all my Egyptian dollars and bargaining skills for the afternoon Day Two in Cairo. There was so much choice at the market and we all found our favourite thing!

Bailey was able to get her Bastet statue – that would be the Goddess of Cats, of course! Zara picked up a whole bunch of hieroglyphics bookmarks for her friends. I found a gorgeous ornate wooden box with mother of pearl pieces inside the patterned top. And then we got two dozen scarab bettle beads for everyone and sundry.