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It was really hot yes­ter­day after­noon, but we man­aged to walk some of the fab­ric shops on Arab Street, look­ing for rib­bons and other decorations.

And it always strikes me when I’m there, how pretty the area is, and how twee the Tourism Board’s descrip­tion of it is:


Noth­ing beats Arab Street for bazaar-style shop­ping with true eth­nic char­ac­ter! Where else can you browse in delight­ful hole-in-the-wall shops, hag­gle to your hearts’ con­tent and come away with the most enchant­ing trin­kets and keep­sakes at bar­gain prices?

The goods spill out onto the pave­ments, any­thing from bas­kets, baby cra­dles and floor mats to serv­ing trays, pith hel­mets and hang­ing chairs. Not to men­tion enough fash­ion mate­ri­als and knick-knacks to impress even Hollywood!

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