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Our hotel is situated in the Montazah Gardens(about 350 acres) and is surrounded by the Royal Summer Palaces of the former King Farouk. It is right on the Mediterranean Sea. Today we visited the Alexandria Catacombs which is an Ancient three level public burial site discovered in the early 1900s and dating from 2AD. It was discovered when a donkey fell into the structure through a weakness in ground. There are 99 steps down to the first level of the burial ...
... had hidden access ways to enter into the sarcophagi. Unable to help myself I snuck a quick photo or four in the dark, but the poor light foils my efforts. Being so spotlessly clean doesn't make the catacombs creepy at all.
Alexandria was the location of the Pharos (the spelling is spot on if a
bit confusing) lighthouse which was one of the seven ancient wonders of
the world. It should probably be pointed out that the list of ...
... between vehicles, horse carriages, bikes, buses and cargo trucks. In some places you would think only 4 cars would be able to fit with enough room there were 6-7 cars are squished in trying to push through, the true definition of a bottle neck traffic jam. For the first time in my life, I saw a traffic jam started by horse carriage carrying some kind of grain. There is a first for everything!
Another first I saw was two people in the street about ...
Today we woke up at 4:30am as Scott had to check emails before we headed of at 6am for our day tour to the pyramids. We had a quick buffet breakfast and loaded onto one of the 13 buses that were heading out for various tours. The bus ride out showed us more of Alexandria which looked the same as yesterday and then the 3 hours drive towards Cairo. They had said the drive would be boring as there was nothing to see so we expected just desert but it was actually very interesting as ...
... this way and that, flipping around like a dolphin with my fins and just staring at everything unabashedly, trying to process the multitude of sights and sounds. Hundreds, thousands of small fish making their way across a grand arena with a precision and organization that would put the world’s greatest army to shame. The image is impossible to capture. Even when I try to stop a moment in time, I can ...