Mercure Romance Alexandria
Travel Blogs from Alexandria
... than on the Corniche. A stroll along theis seaside promenade is a must. Plus, you can always stop and admire the vistas at one of the European-style cafes.(taken from our daily cruise paper)
Kent's view of Egypt..Ciaro...DIRTY, full of garbage all over the streets, and very aggressive trinket sellers/camel suppliers/tourist trappers! But he loved seeing the pyramids and linked up with a couple on the tour ...
... the forecast had got better and was due to be calmer than expected, but I took the pills just in case. We were at sea all day so I was thankful for that! It turned out to be a good day. We were busy, sales were good and the sea was calm, well that was until about 10pm. They got a little rougher but I threw myself into the work and customs stock counts and I made it though the evening with out being ill. Even made it to the crew ...
... modern building, filled with shelves of books in tiers and long study tables. There are hundreds (thousands?) of students coming and going to work on their research. They are young and energetic and well-dressed, debating a wide range of subjects as they come and go. I could sit here all day, enjoying the face of the future of Egypt.
Another day, we spend the day touring the ancient sites. In the 1960s, a modern ...
... included crossing the street to drive into oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road.
For anyone who knows my sister, I must include her narration while Mohammed starts to drive on the wrong side of the road:
"Oh Mohammed knows a short cut!"
"Omg, Mohammed, I think this is the wrong side of the road"
"Mohammed?? Sir??? Mohammed I think we're OMG there's a car"
"Oh he can turn back to the right side, good... Mohammed?? Do ...
... 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 ...
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