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About this Tour :30 U.S (Guiding Service price)
my hometown Alexandria,the cosmopolitan since it was founded by Alexander
the Great in 332 B.C ,a city has a lot to offer from touristic
attractions,to old places with unique architecture ,
atmosphere,food,art,old markets,and friendly people ,Come to experience
Egyptian style-life with an Egyptian tour
guide that has a passion to her city and its long ...
We were told that our experience at this seaside gem would be relaxing and far more scenic than Cairo. To some extent it was a little less hectic, but compared to Brisbane, the place is manic.
Heba, our guide was an excellent source of information about the past and the present. We visited the museum, Pompeii's pillar, the catacombs ...
We did a day trip to Alexandria from Cairo. We woke up early at around 5 AM and took the
6 AM train to Alexandria. A 2nd class ticket only cost about $4 each for the 3:15 journey. This was not what I pictured Egypt or Alexandria to look like. I never in a million years would have though Egypt would have been dirtier than Ethiopia. I just came from Ethiopia and rarely saw garbage. In Egypt, it is everywhere. It is ...
Our guide Radwa looks like an Egyptian version of Barbara Streisand. She fended off over-aggressive sales folk and held Eden's hand when we were walking close to the edge of large drops. She was meticulously honest. Change was given with exactness but when we tried to pay her back for a couple of toilet fees she refused "it all rounds to nothing" she would say. At every chance she offered us information about Islam. "These books are free" she would tell us, "Maybe ...
... were for the males and the remaining area for the females was cordoned off to something similar to a wooden fence. I passed Lucky an Egyptian pound for baksheesh (tip) so she can pay the person that was looking after her shoes. Also Lucky wore her scarf around her head and shoulders to show respect. After spending a few minutes in there we decided to head for lunch. Just as we were leaving a flock of tourists started to make their way to the mosque.