Sofitel Cecil Alexandria
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... car horns. It's a constant sound that you hear whenever you're driving around. Though, it's not done with the aggression that we have when tooting our horns in Australia. It's more friendly, used to let other drivers know when you're coming up from behind them, to say hello to friends or as a warning when you're approaching a pedestrian who's crossing the road (which could be anywhere). There weren't many designated pedestrian crossings around and people would ...
... headed to my hotel. Being Christmas Eve, I had to carry through with the McClellan Family Christmas Eve Dinner tradition of Chinese food, so I searched high and low for a Chinese restaurant. For my non-American friends, on Christmas Eve and Christmas in the US most restaurants are closed except for Chinese, so we started going when my brother and I where kids. In just about every country in the world there are sizable Chinese communities and cheap restaurants. Not so in Egypt. But, ...
... 3.5 hours, just walking around soaking up the atmosphere. We finally made it back to the ship after a few dodgy back streets after lunch time. We presume there must be a better tourist side to Alexandria as we certainly didn't come across it and after our experience i would advise anyone visiting here by ship to opt for a local city tour to keep it simple and safe LOL. We finished the evening by going to "movie under the ...
... the crowded, chaotic streets of some Alexandria neighborhoods to the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa. The bus driver skillfully navigated narrow dirt streets jammed with donkey carts, shoppers out at streetside Saturday markets, trams, piles of sugarcane, construction workers mixing cement, pedestrians chatting on their cellphones, and yellow-and-black Lada taxis (Russian automobile). We passed Pompey’s Pillar, a 98-foot-tall column that rises above the debris of the ancient ...
... for two squid, some salad, dry bread and an allergic reaction. Next, my driver insisted on buying me and icecream cone. I can just see my family either laughing or shaking their heads as they read this because they know I don't like icecream all that much and hate cones. Sometimes you just get unlucky.
Overall, it was definitely worth a visit but I'll never go ...