We wandered through the streets at sunset the night before Ramadan to see all that the square had to offer. While slightly overwhelming at first as there are thousands of people crammed in to one area, you can eventually see that all of the vendors have their own place to be. In addition to the number stalls, there are a variety of people (entertainers, artists, animal charmers, etc) who bring a stool or blanket and sit in the same spot each night.
The food vendors seem to sell all the same thing for the same price. They have their most charming workers in front of the stalls, trying to persuade you to eat at their booth. Most have mastered a few tag lines in English - we selected our stall based on the funniest line we heard. Stay away from soup and salad, especially during the summer months, as they are most likely to spoil in the heat. Question what your waiter offers/brings you, as many times they place additional plates (olives, french fries, eggplant patties) in front of you, regardless of what you ordered, and then demand that you pay for them at the end of the meal.
Be cautious when standing near the snake charmers, monkey men, musicians, and henna ladies - the majority of them will demand payment for observing of photographing them. This is how they make their living, so are very good at making sure they collect from you =)
There is a public bathroom available near the police station (across from the alley where the horse and carriage line is). A man sits at the bottom of the stairs to collect the fee (1 Dk, I believe). Be prepared this is NOT a Western bathroom...I was shocked to open the stall door and find just a squatting hole. It was an eye opening encounter and made me appreciate even more all the luxuries I have at home.
We were so fascinated by the square that we returned the next two days, both during the day time and after sunset. If you don't like crowds, loud noises, bartering, then this is not the place for you. But if you want to see what it is like to blend in with the locals, then you wouldn't want to miss this!
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