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“I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.”
Joe E. Lewis
Alexandria is the second largest city and the second largest metropolitan area in Egypt by
size and population, extending about 20 miles along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country. It is also the largest city lying directly on ...
... He finally pulls out the stuff in my price range (they only have so much time until the bus is scheduled to leave) and we make a deal. We get a chain that both I like and some other salesman thinks is appropriate (without me asking) then while I wait for the cartouche to be finished we are shown to a papyrus museum downstairs that also has bathrooms. I didn’t see much of a museum here, I did see a lot of very pretty papyruses ...
... in style, influenced by the greeks, but depicting ancient egyptians gods, and painted on the tombs of christians. To add to the cultural confusion, Arthur and I are trapped in the depths of the dark labrynth of tombs, balancing on a plank above a black drop into a tomb filled with water, by a stampede of eager italian, japanese and spanish coach parties, and are almost catapulted into a flooded vault full of bones. Grazie mille.
Despite being the ...
Departed at 8 am on our second tour of Alexandria. Same bus and tour guide. First stop was Fort Quait Bey. Historic structures dating back to the 15th Century. Shocked at the amount of polution. Next stop was the Catacombs. Interesting but a little claustrophobic. Fortunately, managed to beat most of the crowds. Many of the tour buses were just arriving as we left! ...
... business… It made me feel so small and insignificant in the infinite greatness of nature. Fish stared back at me quizzically and almost
sardonically, as if to say "well look what the cat dragged in…" At one point (partially due to oxygen starvation I’m sure), I felt like I was going to pass out underwater from the sheer magnitude of it all. If someone were to ask me why I love to dive, I ...