Our favorites are the tea vendors with their big brass urns and what looks like large mounds of chocolate cake.
"The surprise is that's it's not 'tea' and it's not chocolate,'' someone told us. The tea looks like the mint tea we've been drinking everywhere - little glasses of hot water infused with bunches of fresh mint and lumps of sugar. But these vendors are actually brewing a tea made from 20 spices and herbs. It has a strong taste of cinnamon and cloves, and it's served with a scoop from a mound of cake that's spice cake, not chocolate, studded with almonds. Tea and cake cost about 50 cents. We've
been back several times! Notice the picture of the two women below this vendor's stall. Each vendor decorates his stall differently. This one is ringed his with blue and pink flowers. Jars of spices are lined up on the bar. A framed photo of Mecca hangs next to the urn.
There's a few minor historical sites, but what we've enjoyed most is what I like to think of as the museum of the streets. Some of our best times have spent people-watching at a cafe over glasses of mint tea and a plate of olives.