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... but the Nile River provides
exceptional development to the lands around it and its adjacent civilizations. The
buildings and structures were impressive and vast for a city that was invaded
by Islamic military forces.
... and we wandered around in there for over an hour. Back at the hotel, we settled in by the pool with a couple of drinks and some sheesha. For those of you who don't know, sheesha is tobacco which is smoked through a hose that's connected to a large water pipe that sits on the ground. It's a big part of Middle Eastern culture and is usually shared with friends over coffee or tea. It comes in heaps of different flavours and Dane and I had tried several of them. Being ...
... liked one of the tree of like and had our names written on it before purchase. Lunch was a hotel take away of Chicken & Lamb kebabs, Nan bread, and pastries, eaten as we made our way to the Cairo Museum. Our guide talked us through many of the exhibits, lots of coffins, statues, gold finery and Tutenkamun"s mask. No photography allowed in the museum so no pictures I am afraid. All to soon it was back to our transport ...
... Somehow someone was able to get close enough to cut a bag and discrete enough that i was able to dismiss the strange tug. Someone thought it would be worth the substantial risk to try to cut my bad and run--in daylight with armed guards everywhere. I cant imagine what life must be like for that to be a reasonable risk. I have a privileged version of crime. In my world most crimes are committed by people who have food and, generally speaking, shelter. In America ...
... surrounded by palm trees, flowers, and other greenery. Of course there is no king or president of Egypt right now, so the palace is vacant awaiting election of the nation’s next chief executive. Down below there is the king’s tea house, part of a lighthouse set on a small island in the sea connected to land by an elaborate bridge.
Leaving the gardens about 9:35, the bus took us 19 minutes to the Alexandria Library. We had some time to wander around outside first, ...