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“I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.”
Joe E. Lewis
Alexandria is the second largest city and the second largest metropolitan area in Egypt by
size and population, extending about 20 miles along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country. It is also the largest city lying directly on ...
... but some Arab found and stopped me ,they thought I hided something here ,they forced me to dig ,beat me cruelly, I could felt the death was nearby .i gave up ,and gave them the gold ,so that I could be alive ,i finally realized what the treasure is .
Then I came to the sycamore ,I drank all night ,and the next day I began to dig at the base of the sycamore, then I finally found my treasure.
At the end ,I was going to go back to the desert ,to find my dear ...
... up at 5:00 AM. Left at 6:00 for drive back to Alexandria to see Catacombs, fallen temple and the 2nd largest library in the world. Lunch and back to ship at 1:15. Had to be on board by 1:30. Traffic is terrible in Cairo and Alexandria .They don't have lanes, street signs or stop lights. They just use theirs horn when they want to pass or change lanes. My driver was terrific though. Don't know how they keep from getting into accidents. pedestrians everywhere ...
... the bus was a couple from Australia. Sitting in traffic on a ride that turns into 4-5 hours is easy to tolerate if you have an Aussie behind you giving play by play commentary of the traffic outside. Brad and I were in stitches with many of his comments. The highway we are on had a unique way of controlling the speed of these vehicles, every so many miles was a speed bump on steroids. Also along the road we see what turns out to be ...
... Cairo loosens it's grip only as the train begins to pull away: beggars and venders of Ramases station reluctantly jump back onto the platform, the doors close out the sound of pressing traffic, and the train picks up speed, clacketting through the suburbs as the day breaks. It's an incredible journey. I'll suffer the consequences of 4 hours sleep later, but it's worth it to watch as the suburban jumble slowly becomes interspersed with green, and our ...