Porto Marina Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from El Alamein
... we decided to try our own thing in actual Alexandria itself as the port is close to town. We left after breakfast and found some tourist markets on the wharf where Scott bought a kaftan and head piece which will be fun for a fancy dress night. They hassle you a fair bit and I don't really like the touristy souvenirs so after a quick walk through we headed out of the port. The security checks your passport and visa before ...
... are the tombs of over 5,000 Italian soldiers who died here during the battles against the Allies in 1942. Nearly half of the tombs are signed 'Unknown' and this is very touching really, because so many of those young men couldn't even be recognized. Inside the Memorial there's a small museum and the Cemetery with the tombs over 200 Lybian soldiers (at those times, Lybia was an Italian colony) who fought for the Fascist Army during WWII and a ...
... outside the resort, for Europeans there's just the desert. I spent a very lazy and relaxing time sunbathing and strolling on the beach (it's sooooo long, and outside the resort the seaside gets wilder, with rocks and high waves...), and could take advantage of the village's unique position to take part in some great trips. All in all, a remarkable experience and a holiday I'd surely repeat!
... inside for a guided tour from 10:30 to 11:00, followed by some self-exploration of the library and the Antiquities Museum and gallery of Alexandria history in the basement, two of six or so museums contained within the library. Also known as Bibliotheca Alexandria, the modern library opened in 2002 on the site of the famous ancient library, which was one of the greatest of all classical institutions. Admission for foreigners is 10 pounds ($1.66).
“The granite ...
... museum was attacked and the National Party Building next door was burned on January 28, 2011. There were about 80 artifacts stolen, mostly of King Tut. Most of us remember hearing about all the upheaval in Cairo last year, but it was quite alarming to actually see the remains of the burned National Party Building and being there where it all took place.
We were pleasantly surprised that in Cairo things were not ...
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