My God! It's worseMay 7, 2012 in Egypt ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C
Alexandria has taken over from Cairo as the dirtiest place I've seen.
In it's defence though Egypt has had a revolution and the infrastructure has collapsed quite a bit, so rubbish collection etc is virtually non - existent.
Another thing, the taxi drivers are just about the pushiest I've seen anywhere in the world, the almost try and drag you into their cabs, anyone on their own, especially women would be quite afraid.
Once you get past them though if you turn down the side streets the people are very friendly. We had lots of them saying hello and waiving.
Children were coming up to us asking our names and not one person tried to sell us anything or ask for money, which made a pleasant change, in fact one little girl offered to share her ice cream with me.
So all in all despite being a grubby and dirty town, the Egyptian people we met were lovely.
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