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"Don't forget Alex" Egypt Off The Beaten Path Tip by FireMike

Egypt Off The Beaten Path: 250 reviews and 315 photos

  View of the Alex water front from our balcony
by FireMike

Not exactly of the Beaten Path but very few tourists continue their travels north to Alexandria. Alex is much more cosmopolitan with many european influences. I guess it used to be even more multicultural but in the 80's a more fundamental muslim movement kicked in.

We did continue WAY OFF the beaten path to El Alamein to see the world war 2 museum. The museum itslef was a quite a let down, but the war cemetaries were interesting and the journey to get there on a third class train with nothing but locals was amazing. Not to mention the looks on the faces when the two non-arabs strolled into a cafe in the town of El Alamein.

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  • Updated Mar 15, 2003
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