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Making Friends and Exploring the Library in Alexandria

Alexandria was my third city in Egypt, I took the train from Ramses Station in Cairo and headed for Alex. Alexandria is the second largest city and a major economic center in Egypt founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, sounds familiar right? :-).

Train in Alexandria

Alexandria was also the setting for the stormy love story between Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, and Marc Antony. It was best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and  where the Citadel of Quaitbay now is, its Great Library (the largest in the ancient world; now replaced by a modern one) and being  the second most powerful city of the ancient world after Rome.

Alexandria Library

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I had intended to go all out to see these places but the forces from my village were at work :-( , the first day my host was down with flu hence we could not go out, rather we went to a nearby grocery got some stuff and did some cooking. On the second, it was raining hence I really couldn’t do much.

Alexandria

I was able to visit the Alexandria library where I got stuck as a result of the rain but fortunately was able to take a look at the whole city. I had two couchsurfing friends come meet me up, they gave me a tour of the library which gave me a historical insight into the city. I saw videos, exhibitions and presentation of all the places I wasn’t able to physically see cos of the weather.

Couchsufing

I wrapped my day with fresh sea food dinner close to the shores of the Mediterranean sea watching an amazing sunset.

Sea Food in Alexandria

Sea Food

My food photography skills sure needs grooming.

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My stay at Alex was fun thanks to these awesome guys! I wasn’t able to do a lot of moving around but I sure did a lot of bonding.

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findingae (1 of 1)-508Guys! Having a regular 9-5 has really been tough and I have barely had time to post on here and head out to a new destination. I’d be wrapping up my Egypt trip in a couple of posts and would be heading out to some place new pretty soon ad I really cannot wait. xoxo

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2 Comments

  • Reply Lanre October 10, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Lovely post as always. Particularly the “village people at work”. Keeping a 9 -5 even gets tougher when you have that urge to be out there exploring different places, cultures and experiencing new adventures. I hope someday soon you’ll get the chance to get out there more often. Don’t worry, even if your village people should attempt, HOLY GHOST FIRE …

    • AE
      Reply AE October 10, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      lol…this got me laughing at work. I just cant share the joke, else they l’d get a query for blogging during office hours.

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