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The National Museum of Alexandria (Egypt).

Alexandria National Museum Was a Disappointment

Alexandria is an ancient city and as any tourist would expect, its National Museum should be filled with great things. But, I was disappointed. While the objects were labeled properly, the museum is dead. Like a necropolis. I think it has something to do with the kind of too much drama in their lightings. Or, […]

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Saqqara Pyramids in the City of the Dead (Cairo, Egypt).

Saqqara Pyramids in the City of the Dead

The Saqqara Pyramids in the City of the Dead are the burial grounds of Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital. This place is also known and spelled as Sakkara or Saccara. Unlike the Great Pyramids of Giza, the ones you see here are smaller but older than the former. Off-the-beaten track While tourists mostly flock to the three […]

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Inside the Church of St George (Coptic Cairo - Egypt).

Inside the Church of St George

The Church of St George in Cairo is built above an old Roman Tower. Thus, visitors have to climb flight of stairs to reach the round church. Under the impressive dome is, of course, a great place of worship for Coptic Christians in Cairo. It is believed that the Saint was kept and martyred in […]

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Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World's Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts (Egypt).

Coptic Museum in Cairo has the World’s Largest Collection of Coptic Artifacts

The Coptic Museum in Cairo has the world’s largest collection of coptic artifacts. I find this museum more interesting than the overcrowded Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo. But these two have one thing in common – lack of interesting descriptions. I think when you’re visiting Cairo, you should divide your sightseeing in three ways: Pyramids, Islamic […]

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The Grand Al Mursi Mosque in Alexandria, Egypt.

The Grand Al Mursi Mosque

The grand Al Mursi Mosque in Alexandria is devoted to a great Sufi Saint Abul Abbas al-Mursi. In fact, his body is laid here. This is a very historical mosque where both males and females can go in and worship but separately. I wasn’t planning to visit this place but I got lost looking for […]

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Coptic Cairo - Church of Sts Sergius and Bacchus (Egypt).

Jesus was a Refugee in Egypt and This is the Cave Where He Stayed

Jesus was a refugee in Egypt and this is the cave where he stayed with Mary and Joseph. It is also believed that Joseph, the carpenter, might have worked at the Babylon Fortress nearby. When Jesus was still an infant, King Herod of Judea ordered to kill all “first borns.” The Holy Family fleed to […]

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Montaza Palace Gardens - A Beautiful Refuge from the Heat (Alexandria, Egypt)

Montaza Palace Gardens – A Beautiful Refuge from the Heat

Montaza Palace Gardens is your beautiful refuge from the heat in Alexandria. Though it can be chilly in winter, it is still an ideal place to watch the Mediterranean sunset. A walk in this huge park should be relaxing, while admiring the well-tended gardens. You’ll never run out of shades and verdant lush in here. […]

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Mediterranean Sunset in Alexandria (Montaza Palace Gardens) Egypt

Mediterranean Sunset in Alexandria

Mediterranean sunset in Alexandria is, oh boy, breathtaking. While I was in Alexandria last month, a local couchsurfer (Thanks, Abdulazziz!) brought me to Montaza Palace Gardens. This park is huge and there were only few people when we were there. Its lush green, well-manicured gardens are good for an afternoon walk or picnic. This is a […]

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