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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 ...
... to spend in our pocket. We had been told not to even say “no thank you” to them and that is hard. They will follow you, step in front of you, work their way between you and a companion so if you don’t watch it you are going in different directions. Our guide handles the money and the vendors for the camel rides so that she would not give them any money until all the people were back on the ground. We drove to many ...
... up the remains of ancient egyptian, roman and greek ruins, this city has a totally different feel to Cairo - positively european. The city's buzz feeds off the life on the long Corniche stretching along a coastline that looks across to Greece. Everything moves at a slower pace here and we spend a long afternoon ambling the corniche, watching the sun set and fishermen at work, and being stopped for photos with various inquisitive bystanders. We've now gleaned ...
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! ...
... heavy Cairo traffic it was 6pm. One of the reasons traffic is so heavy during this time is because people are rushing home to breakfast (break Fast) and have their first meal of the day.
Once we were dropped off Lucky and I talked with Raymond and Hiliana about the Egyptian museum. One of the lads from the hotel ordered food for us and it was Kosher. It cost us 25Le around NZ$6 for the two of us. The meal was tasty as It was layered with pasta and ...