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... yellowed with stains, his smile warmed my heart. The next morning we were to check out of the hotel, check out of Egypt, check out of the African continent and set off on the next leg of our journey. Egypt, your cities were smoggy and your people were sometimes annoying but you were amazing!! And, even though Dane and I both got the runs for 5 days straight, our lives were enriched by your history and we were moved by your culture. Thank-you, we love you and we will be ...
... the sentiment. What do you expect, once the military gets involved it's generally there to stay. To want it to support your views when it's helpful and disappear afterwards and naive thinking at its finest. We might hold the ideal that the military should stay out of politics and hold up the examples of Cincinnatus in Roman times and George Washington in our own history as examples of military leaders not becoming dictators, but there is a historical reason there are so few ...
... found was used to make a fortress there.
After visiting the ruins of the lighthouse, we went to visit a catacomb, which is a deep underground tomb kind of thing which had a massive well that went down into it. The catacomb was discovered by a young man who was riding his donkey and it fell down a ditch. It is a mix between Greek and Egyptian ancient culture consisting of statues from Ancient Greece, ...
... of the Mediterranean Sea.
The next stop was the Morse Abul Abess Mosque. It was the first time for both of us to enter a mosque. This is when I learnt that women and men are separated in a mosque and they have to use different entrances. Hosny and I went ahead in the main entrance while Lucky went in using another entrance. We had to leave our shoes at the entrance and a man was looking after them. Once we were inside almost three quarters of ...
... eastbound along the Egyptian coastline. We would enter the canal about 2 a.m. and the passage should take 12 hours, he said.
I went upstairs to work on my blog, then back to the cabin at 8:16 to get ready for dinner in the Carmen Dining Room. Returned to cabin at 10:07 and read. An hour later, I noted how I was feeling really tired but I want to stay up for the canal entrance. To pass the time, I watched an episode of “The Amazing Race” on DVD as this day came to a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMetropole Hotel Alexandria
Friendly staff, nice room with space and a lovely wiev of the square. nice breakfast. Close to good shopping, some restaurangs and the best café for baklava Delices just outside the hotel.
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