Sofitel Cecil Alexandria
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Inside the catacomb there was a room where rituals were performed. At the funerary celebration food and drink were served in pottery. It was unlucky to reuse the pottery, so there was a large collection of pottery at this site when it was uncovered. One of the tombs that was uncovered had statues of the family and a casket. We walked by many tombs in the walls that had been used, opened up, reused and resealed.
... a little girl and her father came down the street and were about to enter their building. I was standing in the doorway trying to capture the cat and the little girl just stared and smiled at me. I said “Hello” and she said “hello” back and told me that she spoke English. Her father was bringing her home from school and was quick to point out that she attends a private school where she is learning English. She told me her name - Hana - ...
... relaxing time since Rochelle and I are headed on the crew tour to the pyramids tomorrow. It is about 3 hours each way, so it is going to be a long day! So to relax somemore (as if the day wasn't perfect enough already lol) we went and sat in the sauna.
What an amazing day today was. It made me very thankful for so many things... Mainly the fact that I was born in a country where I could wear and say what I wanted... Where I could be the type of ...
We met up with our group at eight thirty, and found our guide from yesterday waiting for us outside the terminal. We first went to the Fort Qait Bey which is built on the site of the Pharos Lighthouse which was one of the wonders of the ancient world but was destroyed by an earthquake. The fort was built in 1480, but was expanded in the nineteenth century by Mohammed Ali, the first king in a dynasty that ended with King Farouk. From ...
... well as up to probably our first 20 minutes of walking we had seen about 3 women.
Walking down streets of silver and gold shops (note as you get away from the cruise terminal you get less hassled as you come into mainstream living) and then clothing shops we finally came to the main street around the shore. Now here we are expecting to see some nice beaches but no it was rocks for a good stretch which you found men sitting ...