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... and places to see the pyramids. We also went to the Temple (built for the mummification of those buried in the pyramids) that led to the Sphinx. It is amazing to think that these were built in 2500 BC. This site is so much closer to Cairo than you would think.
We all survive the vendors and head to lunch (now dinner) which is at the Mena Hotel with views of the pyramids. The food was very good and they had restrooms.
... not get Egyptian Pounds just before we left or off the ship. (Personally though I probably wouldn't worry).
On we strolled and got off the beaten track somewhat on our walk back. It was interesting to say the least and felt quiet safe walking these back streets as people would wave and say hello. Cheeky little kids would come up and ask your name and then go running off saying something in Arabic.
In summary it was ...
... and political experiences that we could never gain in a Western
Yet, I feel a sense of inner conflict – I struggle with
the nagging feeling that our being here does not matter at all. We are not
participating in any protests; we are not directly involved in the political or
social developments taking place. As I look upon the Egyptian men selling fresh
mango juice or bread on ...
... to visit this port and experience the Pyramids. Now that we have seen the Pyramids, it probably would not be a city we would return to for land vacation.
The next morning after waking up, we watched CNN who indicated that there was another protest in the square and another person had died. Two days prior to our excursion, there were 30 people killed at a protest in the front of the Department of Defense. They have now instituted a curfew on the ...
... Simply astounding. Next level was Greco-Roman with some of the things found off the coast since the original Alexandria is now under sea level. It is amazing how well they have survived after almost 2,000 years under water. There are also more modern things in the top floor from Coptic & Islamic influences.
Following this was a guided tour at the Bibliotheca for half an hour & then ¾ hr to look around at the various displays and special exhibitions (the one ...