Alexandria Egypt, where we didn’t go.

We never made it to Alexandria this year, due to a strange combination of pirates and swine flu.

It is usually the base for our tour departures to the Pyramids, but the guests instead did an overnight tour and missed the Suez canal – however they did get to see the light show on the pyramids!

Alexandria was a very famous city in the ancient times, holding one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – its lighthouse, which no longer stands, and the largest library in the world. It seems to me like it might have once been a crossroads of the world.

Luckily for us, I still haven’t published my photos from last year.

It was prayer time.

I suppose this would be an ordinary shirt, turtlenecks covering both your neck and arms.

I got a veil, now I don’t even remember why. The ladies in the shop pinned it for me.

Of course what’s the use in having a veil with bare arms and legs.

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6 Responses to Alexandria Egypt, where we didn’t go.

  1. Meg says:

    >What do cruise ships do to protect against pirates? Do you have escort boats or is the ship armed in some way? Do they harass cruise ships much, or generally leave you alone?

  2. Goofball says:

    >hahaha a veil combined with a kneelength skirt and a top :plovely mosque on the first pictures

  3. TorAa says:

    >Excellent insight for us those of us that have been there.Very well presented in words and photos

  4. Beverly says:

    >I'd love to hear the pirate story! I love the idea of life pausing a few times a day for everyone to pray.

  5. Shammickite says:

    >You are taking me back to my visit to Alexandria about 15 yrs ago…. just a day trip but we saw so much, and ate fabulous seafood in a beautiful restaurant overlooking the harbour.

  6. >I love that they have a weather board. Very nifty. :)I guess that's how women are supposed to dress in Egypt; the whole body is covered up. I don't know why though.

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