Porto Marina Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from El Alamein
... passes by the fishing areas before reaching arid farm lands. The roads were rough a times but the main freeways were okay and we travelled at a good speed. Our first stop was the oldest pyramids in Sakkara including the step pyramid, where they explained how he Arabs would charge for things like photos, etc even though they tell you it's free!! Not unlike other tourist areas we have been to in other countries and as long as you avoid eye contact and don't start any ...
... 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!
... once the results of the presidential election are announced tomorrow. Who will prevail? Ahmed Shafiq, a man with ties to the Mubarak regime and allegations of corruption, or Mohammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood's Golden Boy? Most Alexandrians seem underwhelmed by their options at this point, as they voted for Hamdeen al-Sabahi in the first round of elections. But despite the political grumbling in this city, Alexandria struck ...
... to visit this port and experience the Pyramids. Now that we have seen the Pyramids, it probably would not be a city we would return to for land vacation.
The next morning after waking up, we watched CNN who indicated that there was another protest in the square and another person had died. Two days prior to our excursion, there were 30 people killed at a protest in the front of the Department of Defense. They have now instituted a curfew on the ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility