Politics and pitfalls of pyramid selling

Souvenirs for sale at the Pyramids of Giza

Ruth Michaelson’s anonymous tour guide rightly points out that Egypt’s new anti-hawking law would target people “fighting to feed their families” (Egypt aims to protect tourism via ‘pester’ fines, 25 April). I also wonder who exactly it aims to protect. A few years ago, I took a guided trip to Cairo with my wife and younger son. On…

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