Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza
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... elevator to leave and then it stopped on floor 6 1/2. Ahmed said that maybe his prayer was answered and we would be able to stay with them.....no further comment on that....
As Bill and I made our way back we were greeted with many smiles and thanks from many people for visiting Egypt. They are desperately hoping that tourism will come back - they are kind and hopeful people. They are struggling under Morissey - they preferred life with Mubarek - ...
... wanted to be without having to worry about what was covered and if I was walking infront or behind a man... I'm not saying anything is wrong with the way of life here, that's not at all the point. I am merely saying, that to me, I feel really lucky to have lived in a place where I could discover myself and express myself though my appearance... That is something I most certainly have taken for granted that I realized today. So thank you universe, for ...
... miss the restaurant lunch, but our guide brought us sandwiches from the restaurant we had planned to go to. We just had time after this to visit the Bibliotheque which is a very impressive building between the University of Alexandria and the sea. It was designed by a Norwegian architect after a design competition was held, and the shape depicts the sun rising. I couldn't get far enough away to get a full photo of the facade, but it ...
... fishing rods. As we walked around the boardwalk we finally came across the start of beach – the sand is not as white like the beaches at home and even though people were swimming here I would be a little hesitant to myself due to other things floating in the water.
We finally made it around to Fort Qaitbey only to find they would not take US dollars to for entry fee on Egyptian Pounds. Oh well thems the breaks. ...
... The fort was constructed on a narrow peninsula in 1480 by the Mamluk sultan Qaitbey. It sits on the remains of the ancient Pharos lighthouse, one of the wonders of the ancient world. Unfortunately the fort did not open until 9 a.m. and entry inside was not part of the group tour. We had 15 minutes to wander around outside.
Next we drove two minutes to the Mosque of Abu Abbas al-Mursi, which appears to be the largest mosque in Alexandria. It was originally the tomb of a ...
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