Day 30: North to AlexandriaApril 4, 2011 in Egypt ⋅
We arrived back in Cairo late morning after our overnight train from Luxor. Hopped onto the minibus which took us many hours north to Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast, arriving in the late afternoon.
Our hotel was right on the waterfront, where there's a long promenade around a bay. It almost felt like being in Europe, Nice or Naples or somewhere like that. It's also a bit different demography-wise, since the large student population means attitudes are a little more liberal than in Cairo and the south - not as many women in hijabs, for example.
Went out for a brief walk along the promenade but there wasn't much to see, plus it was a little cold and wind-swept so I retreated to my room and probably wrote several diary entries. Went out for dinner with the group to a reasonable restaurant.Read more