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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 ...
... and places to see the pyramids. We also went to the Temple (built for the mummification of those buried in the pyramids) that led to the Sphinx. It is amazing to think that these were built in 2500 BC. This site is so much closer to Cairo than you would think.
We all survive the vendors and head to lunch (now dinner) which is at the Mena Hotel with views of the pyramids. The food was very good and they had restrooms.
... practice is to pass off snaps of disgruntled/confused foreigner as 'best friend', cousin, girlfriend, or wife.
After dark, Alexandria friends Kat and Rosie take us to a trendy egyptian hub where new films are screened and young writers to watch out for talk about their books. We sit out in the street talking over sheesha and turkish coffee, as various students aquaintances of our hosts come and go.
We stay in an the incredible flat Rosie ...
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! ...
Egypt is giving me an opportunity to sort through the loose ends in my life and evaluate my goals. I miss my family and friends terribly. I miss home. I miss the smell of my mom's cooking in the
evening, the sound of crickets chirping in my backyard in Houston. I miss the food trailers of South Congress and drinking wine with Eleni. I miss working out at the rock wall, mastering techniques and ...