Sheraton Montazah Hotel
Travel Blogs from Alexandria
... as young as 10 taxi-ing people around in little tuktuks, people hanging onto the backs of trucks and overloaded mini vans were all a common sight. Our first stop was a visit to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa which is a carved, underground burial chamber. It consisted of hallways leading to many different rooms which would have up to around 20 spaces for coffins to be stored cut out into the walls. The massive, 3 levelled underground area was rediscovered by accident ...
... to the Catacombs, the Ancient Greek and Roman period burial tombs underground. I recommend crawling around there if you're in Alexandria. I also swung by the new Library of Alexandria, but sadly nothing remains of the ancient one. Being Christmas with nothing Christmasy going on, I did the closest thing I could and embraced American commercialism for the day. I had breakfast at Cinnabon, went to see the new Hunger Games movie, and had dinner at Pizza Hut. I also saw a bar ...
... mummy room where the actual mummy's are. Can't take pictures any where inside the museum. We then went to a Papyrus store where they demonstrated how paper is made. also got to buy some. Then a buffet lunch and then to the pyramids. they are right outside of town which was a surprise, but in the desert. Got to climb on one of them and had a sand storm but I thought that just added to the experience. Rode a camel!! Then to the Sphinx. Did a little shopping and then ...
It was day of the Alexandria tour and we were supposed to be ready at 7am. Normally we have heard about Indian time, Sri Lankan time and now Egyptian time. When we went outside our door, the taxi driver was waiting for us at 7.01am. We found out later that when it came to foreigners the Egyptian taxi drivers were always on time. Our driver's name was Hosny and he was very friendly towards us. He asked us to consider him a friend, brother and as family. Maybe ...
... 79). We descended a spiral staircase and then were directed through a maze of chambers.
Departing about 1 p.m., there was a 20-minute bus ride to our final stop, the Gohar Group Alex souvenir shop in a strip mall dubbed “Downtown Alexandria” – a hilarious misnomer since this shop is out in the suburbs of Alexandria on the highway to Cairo; not at all “downtown.” En route, we drove along a dry canal full of garbage and ruble, and saw piles and piles ...
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