Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza
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... and we wandered around in there for over an hour. Back at the hotel, we settled in by the pool with a couple of drinks and some sheesha. For those of you who don't know, sheesha is tobacco which is smoked through a hose that's connected to a large water pipe that sits on the ground. It's a big part of Middle Eastern culture and is usually shared with friends over coffee or tea. It comes in heaps of different flavours and Dane and I had tried several of them. Being ...
... the military. They state he was democratically elected, so why don't we support him. The second side is the anti-Morisi camp. They are happy with his removal and supported the military decision to oust him. They, however, are unhappy with the US for cutting aid to the government, as Egypt and the US are supposed to be close allies, and I was asked several times why. I explained, to the best of my ability, that under international law it was a coup (military removing ...
... was so nice and friendly. I didn't feel uneasy or afraid anywhere I went. is one of the best experiences I've had in a foreign country. The towns are very crowded and its not the cleanest place I've been, but not bad at all. Jim didn't go because he was still not feeling well. he did finally go to see the ships doctor Friday morning. Has Norovirus. Put him in quarantine and on a special diet. We will now leave the Mediterranean Sea, go thru the Suez Canel to the Red ...
... stop which was the Shokafa Catacombs. Our ISIC cards were going to be of great use to us as all around Egypt as there are discounts for entrance fees for holders of ISIC card. Once they gave us the tickets they said no cameras allowed and they stored our cameras in their facilities which was rather disappointing but in the end we understood that we needed to show respect. The catacombs were three layers deep and hosted numerous burial sites for the dead. ...
... in some shopping before departing Egypt. I would have rather seen another sight with the limited time we had. I bought a nice keychain in the shape of a pyramid to add to my collection, then went back to the bus to read until we departed at 1:50. We took an expressway back to the Port of Alexandria, which is elevated for the last few miles into the port, which is on the Western Harbor. This was another jaw-dropping scene of government dysfunction. The expressway was full of large piles ...
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