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Visited the Pyramids
For today, we had a change in plans. The captain heard a couple days before that there were scheduled demonstrations in Cairo for the upcoming Friday (their traditional day off) and decided to change some ports so that the excursion to Cairo and the pyramids at Giza could still happen but not on Friday. Again, the Destination Services team on the ship did a wonderful job responding to this change and all we had ...
... one particular room that we went to where both of us felt heavy not in a physical way but in an emotional way. Almost down and depressed. We felt a lot better when we left that room. One of the saddest things is the bottom floor can get flooded and all the graves have water in them; one particular grave had an empty Pepsi bottle in it.
We were done within half an hour as we headed to the Pompeii Tower. We felt there was nothing special about it as ...
... and debris, and the median and sides appeared to be crumbling. I was a bit nervous the whole thing was going to collapse as we drove on it. While we had one generally passable lane heading into the port, the other direction was so full of obstacles it appeared not to be usable.
After bypassing a large line of trucks waiting to enter one of dozens of gates into the gargantuan port complex (by far the largest port I have ever sailed into), we made it to the cruise pier and ...
Alexandria to Cairo.
Heavy rain & wind in the early morning, clearing to clear blue sky and wind by mid-morning.
We woke to quite heavy rain and strong winds this morning. This made our drive out of Alexandria a little slower. It was fascinating to watch people get out of the mini buses out in the factory areas into large areas of puddles, since much of the main road edges are unsealed. All driving not only requires watching, ...
... style with slender minarets with multiple balconies and intricately decorated rounded cone domes.
The castle provides a nice little backdrop for my video clip with a few interesting things around—like a little museum about sea life in the area. From hear I head back towards the center of the city, check out a beautiful Orthodox Greek cathedral—complete with a Greek flag—a relic of ...