Radisson Blu Hotel, Alexandria
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... I was not to be daunted by this fact, I wanted a cartouche from Egypt and I know how to robo shop. So I headed to a jewelry counter to look and of course I don’t have to wait long to have someone start showing me stuff. The first one I pick out (and show him the initials I want on), comes in at a price (with our bus discount) of $1500. No, that is not the one I want. I keep looking and each one they show me is cheaper than the ...
Yesterday we visited Alexandria, named after Alexander the Great. From Cairo, it took us about 3 hrs to do 200kms as the roads are very bad - the drivers and the roads! There are speed bumps on the actual highways so you have to keep slowing down, quite frustrating!
First stop was to see the under ground Greek tomb, at Kom El Shuqafa. This is a full underground tomb where the Greeks mummified their dead, could visit them and was discovered when a cow's leg went through a hole ...
... and sociocultural system. In
addition to that, I desperately want to understand what this historic moment
must mean to Egyptians, many of whom have never lived in a Mubarak-less era. On
the other hand, I haven’t experienced the governmental corruption, the lack of
human rights that we take for granted every day, and cyclical economic and social
problems such as the ashwaiyyat, or
Egyptian slums. As I am reminded ...
... arrangeret transport med til lufthavnen. Det rykkede hurtigt ud og vi fik passet fra kopimaskinen hvor de ogsaa selv havde glemt det.
Egypten har vaeret rigtig fedt. Det var dejligt at komme til et andet Afrika der havde noget andet at byde paa. Vi kunne leve en del billigere og har boet noget fede steder. Tilgengaeld er vi traette af at prutte om prisen paa alt og traet af dumme bemaerkninger.
Actual Dates: August 26, 27, 28, 2011, 18.9 kms, 20 hours
After having my camera stolen in Tanta, Alexandria seems like a good place to go nurse my wounds and figure out what to do next—without the tourist hustlers of Cairo, but still a big city where hopefully I won't be noticed too much. I get off the train and am immediately greeted by a spacious plaza and—some ancient Roman ...