Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza
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... further down there are 92 holes in the wall, each would hold 3 bodies but no remains have been found so no one knows whether anyone was buried there or not. It was then on to Pompeii's Pillar, a red Aswan granite column standing 90 meters high. When you stand next to it and look up it feels like it is leaning over you. We called in to a fort for photos which has been built more recently to replace an old lighthouse. Then on to the Bibliotheca ...
... the bus tour seemed the safe choice. Just like yesterday, the Egyptian authorities provided us with a police escort, which included a dozen or more men dressed in black with automatic weapons. With sirens
blaring, side road traffic blocked, we toured the city as if we were foreign dignitaries or at least rock stars.
During the day we learned of an Islamist militant attack on ...
... br> wonders had been put together by greek scholars traveling the "world",
at least as they new it. Interestingly the only one of these that has an
unidentified location is the Hanging gardens of Babylon, of which
little is known. The Pharos lighthouse was finally destroyed in an
earthquake and during our visit to coast we were to see the
location of the spot where it once stood. With the memory of Pompei's
... and by the time we reached the final monastery - Jim thought he would just sit and wait under a shade tree while I went on the tour. When we arrived we were greeted by Mercurius Makar - an Egyptian Coptic Monk - he offered to take us on a tour of the monastery. Our guide was surprised as this is not necessarily usual and the fact that Mercurius would be giving our tour in English was even more special. Jim got his second wind and decided he could handle one more ...
... over a car accident. I was explained in Egypt you have to get insurance to buy a car but once it expires you don't need to renew it! So when people get into a car accident, they get out of their respective vehicles and fight it out! It wasn't actually that violent, they pushed each other around a bit then went back into their cars... Mohammed just laughed and said it was normal. So on we went, into another traffic jam! This time, Mohammed saw a short ...