Sofitel Cecil Alexandria
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
- High-speed internet in room
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Hugo liked Alex first. When I first heard someone refer to it as "Alex", I was like, "really?". But then everyone in Egypt refers to it as Alex - foreigners and Egyptians alike, so I gave in after a day or two. So, Hugo was the early adopter. I didn't really see the charm - neither did Lisa. The first day was a bit of a loss as we arrived fairly …
... original lighthouse survived until the 14c but was damaged badly a number of times by earthquake. Eventually a fort was erected on the ruins. Original stones have been found in the harbour and some have been used in the fort foundations. The fort looks as though it has been rebuilt recently. It was badly damaged, by the British in the 19c, and the minaret of the mosque destroyed. Alexandria hasn't had much luck as it lost it's Great Library as well. The huge store ...
... 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 ...
... well preserved, with some mosaic flooring remaining, but a second side has been built recently so it can be used for theatrical presentations. This side blends well with the ancient section. The least interesting part of the tour was the Alexandria National Museum. It was located in the former US embassy and housed some artifacts from different times in Egyptian history. After a quick look around I had an interesting conversation with ...
... kick backs. We decided on kofta which is their own style of boerewors - its pretty good and at least you know its been cooked so is pretty much water free!
So there was the old Alexandria library but it is no longer, so foreign investors helped and they built a huge library which is opposite the university, for the students and people of Alexandria. It was so busy when we drove past, all the students queuing to get in. We were stuck in traffic getting there due to ...