I went to Alexandria alone for a long weekend and I hate to say it, but... I wasn't that impressed! The library was super expensive (unlike other famous Egyptian sights) to visit, the hotels and restaurants were quite dowdy and I was hassled a lot by men, women and children! Perhaps I shouldn't have gone alone? Perhaps I went at the wrong time of year? I'm not entirely sure.

Nonetheless, it is worth a visit to see the fortress and the underground catacombs. There is a lot of history in this place and the refreshing Mediterranean Sea breeze as you walk along the corniche is a welcome change from Cairo's haze of pollution. Perhaps call in for a short trip and that will be just enough of an experience.

Alexandria; the Mediterranean meets the Middle East

Alexandria is a relaxed city with all the modern makings of a city which you would expect, coupled with the historical sites from Ancient Egypt and Roman times.
Ancient Ruins and Modern Buildings
Ancient Ruins and Modern Buildings

Kom Al Shoqafa Catacombs
Kom Al Shoqafa Catacombs

Descending into the Catacombs
Descending into the Catacombs

Ancient Ruins and Modern Buildings
Ancient Ruins and Modern Buildings

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