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31 Jan

Trams In Alexandria, Egypt

Yellow Tram Alexandria Egypt

Yellow Tram 1 Alexandria Egypt

Yellow Tram 2 Alexandria Egypt

A great way to see a bit of Alexandria is by Tram.
The Tram system, started in 1860, is one of the oldest in the world.
The fare is L.E. 0.25 and the attendant takes cash.
Everyone was very helpful and pointed out major sites we might want to get off at.

30 Jan

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Alexandria, Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Entrance Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Admission Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Cat Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Parking Lot Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Pillar Top Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Pillars Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Pillars Giant Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Ruins Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Sphinx Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Tomb Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Tombs Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Urns Alexandria Egypt

Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Exit Alexandria Egypt

The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa is an experience. The cost is nothing much but nothing much is what you get. You’re not allowed to bring in your camera (all of these photos were taken in the parking lot). The catacombs are not for those who have difficulty walking or who are afraid of going into poorly lit, poorly maintained tunnels buried deep under a busy city. The hubby and I were thrilled to make it out alive. The restoration work looks like it was done by a five year old with markers. I dearly hope the artifacts were fake.
I don’t regret seeing the catacombs as a brush with death is a great reminder not to take life for granted.

29 Jan

Cats, Alexandria, Egypt

Black Kitten Alexandria Egypt

Orange Cat Alexandria Egypt

It wouldn’t be Egypt without cats and there were plenty of cute kittens in Alexandria.

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