Alexander the Great Hotel
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Egypt simply wouldn't be Egypt without the pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, and all of Cairo's amazing antiquities. Many visitors make a beeline for these ancient wonders, saving Alexandria for later. It's like no other city in Egypt. It's distince Mediterranean influences, unique cultural heritage and cosmopolitan feel offer visitors an interesting contrast to Cairo.
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... told us about his personal journey to the monastery. He knew that he wanted to become a monk and first he completed his studies at the University and then completed the mandatory military requirement of two years. He finished this by the time he was 24 and then gave up all his personal possessions, his family and life to enter the monastery. He was one of the youngest to do so by about 1 1/2 years on the average. He is now in his early 40’s. Mercurius ...
... one a week average over the 6 months! But it was good it made us appreciate what a good ship we have. Chilled out for the rest of the day not really doing much. Sleeping... Reading... When to the bar around 10pm and had a really good night a couple of beers, a good sing along to the music and a chat. Perfect way to spend a relaxed day. I'm really settling into the life here now, making friend and having a good time. Missing you all ...
... sandwiches (spicy refried bean paste on pita bread, served with pickled vegetables) for breakfast. We sit at a small table along the sea eating our breakfast, drinking tea and chatting about Amarna. Whenever I think of Alexandria, this will be my first memory. My second will be the delicious seafood feast that Mohamed and I shared on the last night, followed by sheesha and tea at a seafront cafe.
I was very sad to leave ...
... between vehicles, horse carriages, bikes, buses and cargo trucks. In some places you would think only 4 cars would be able to fit with enough room there were 6-7 cars are squished in trying to push through, the true definition of a bottle neck traffic jam. For the first time in my life, I saw a traffic jam started by horse carriage carrying some kind of grain. There is a first for everything!
Another first I saw was two people in the street about ...