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Alexandria Day 2 and Stuff I Forgot.

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Day two in Alexandria was another “you’re on your own” day. This was Christmas day and we would rather have been on our own anyway. The 4 star we were in had an excellent buffet breakfast. Except that they served No Es Café instead of coffee.  We decided to walk the cornice and see where it led us. We found […]

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Alexandria, city of Cats

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With apologies to Al Stewart. If you remember his wonderful song, Year of the Cat, hum along while you read my terribly improvised lyrics. ******************************** A foggy morning from a Bogart movie In country where they turn back time You go strolling with a crowd of  expat  tourists Without a care for the grime Cats are everywhere underfoot they are […]

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Day Two in Cairo, Baby Jesus, Baby Moses and a Lot of Garbage

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Our second day in the land of the Pharaohs was a “free day.” In tourism parlance that means “you are on your own buddy.”  The guide gave the group the option to sign up for a “city tour”.  Most of the group sounded interested. He told us we would visit the Citadel of Cairo, a Coptic Church, a Synagogue and the Mosque […]

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Egypt, Cairo, The Pyramids and My Buddy the Sphinx

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I’ll start this post at the Pyramids. In the words of Alexander the Great, Marc Anthony, Napoleon, General Montgomery and Jerry Garcia, “oh maaan”. Mary Ann, who has been here before, warned me that I would be overwhelmed and might cry.  I was so overwhelmed I had to get into an ambulance, but more on that later. Let us start […]

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