Alexandria and then some

Alexandria, Egypt: November 28, 2008

Alexandria is a coastal town three hours from Cairo.

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We were driven by our awesome driver we booked with out Hotel – HUSA Hotels.

This was our G ride.  (do we still say that)?

Alexandria

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Alexandria – A beautiful Coastal town outside of Cairo

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Main Tower of Fort Qaitbey

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Tip of the Tower with the Egyptian Flag at Fort Qaitbey

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I think this is called a Squinch? Anything made out of brick besides a wall is always facinating

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More of the details at Fort Qaitbey

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Endless Arches at Fort Qaitbey

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I hopped up onto the ledge at the Main tower. Looks deceiving low. but it was about a 4′-0″ high ledge.

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A nice day behind me

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Once again Lured by the trinkets… Fort Qaitbey Behind us

After touring Fort Qaitbey, we were starving.  Being in Alexandria we were brought to this amazing seafood restaurant by the shores.

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FOOD! Finally!

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Seafood! Fresh from the ocean! Plus well season potatoes and Rice

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So grateful we met him, he was so awesome and took us to the best places. also warned us to avoid tourist traps and showed us where the real Egyptian deals were.

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Hookah! He loved the fact we liked hookah he took us to a hookah bar and treated us to it!

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Inside was the Charcoal and the Flavored Tabacco

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Loving it – Hookah by the shore

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We then later swung by the Alexandria library renovated by Snöhetta. It was awesome but apparently cameras aren’t allowed. This library had the largest collection of translated books in multiple languages.

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Traffic as we pass by the Alexandria Library. With Hieroglyphics carved into the facade.

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Bye Alexandria!

Woah woah woah… As we drove back to Cairo i noticed the huge statues of animals.  I realize we are in Africa.  I forgot. That were were in deed in Africa.  Northern Africa is so different from the Safaris and wild life people know Africa for.  Egypt was all about the Antiquities and the relics of Egyptian pass.

Our drive noticed our excitement and pulled over so we can take some random photos with these giant animals!

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I Love Elephants!

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Just Petting the Zebra casually. No Big Deal.

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