New Year in New Country - Egypt it is!!

Tripoto
28th Dec 2017

All right, y’all! I’ve sorted through the mounds of photos I took during the week I spent in Egypt. Now it’s time to post about it! To be honest, when I originally planned and booked this trip, I wasn’t intending on writing a blog post about it at all. As I am not traveling anywhere soon but to satisfy the bug of my travel within me I am putting out this blog.

My trip has begun from Kuwait a couple of days before the New Year's eve and I was too excited to board my flight to African continent. My flight was a direct one to Alexandria, Egypt.

Day 1

Empty road in front of the International Airport of Alexandria.

Photo of Alexandria, Egypt by Hitesh Sharma

I have done my booking prior to my travel in one of the famous hotels of Alexandria which was 50kms from the airport. This airport is not a busy one like the Cairo, so the immigration and collection of baggage didn't take much time.

My taxi ride to the hotel took an hour and I reached this beautiful Corniche side of Alexandria and checked-in my hotel.

Glittering lobby of hotel

Photo of TOLIP Hotel Alexandria، El-Gaish Road, Mustafa Kamel WA Bolkli, Alexandria، Egypt by Hitesh Sharma

This was the view from my balcony

Photo of TOLIP Hotel Alexandria، El-Gaish Road, Mustafa Kamel WA Bolkli, Alexandria، Egypt by Hitesh Sharma

Impressive front view of the hotel

Photo of TOLIP Hotel Alexandria، El-Gaish Road, Mustafa Kamel WA Bolkli, Alexandria، Egypt by Hitesh Sharma

I decided to stroll around the Corniche after my breakfast and see the neighborhood, hustle bustle of people going to their jobs and stuff.. I didn't make much of an itinerary for the city tour, just wanted to go with flow. My first touristic attraction was just few steps away from my hotel which was Stanley Bridge, a small 400 meters bridge with cafes on one side and Mediterranean Sea on the other side.

Myself with the two pillars of Stanley Bridge

Photo of New Year in New Country - Egypt it is!! by Hitesh Sharma

After walkign for an hour, I googled to visit places around. Took a taxi and reached this Citadel of Qiatabay and Alexandria Aquarium

This was right at the entrance of the Aquarium! (creeped me out)

Photo of New Year in New Country - Egypt it is!! by Hitesh Sharma
Photo of New Year in New Country - Egypt it is!! by Hitesh Sharma
Photo of New Year in New Country - Egypt it is!! by Hitesh Sharma
Photo of New Year in New Country - Egypt it is!! by Hitesh Sharma

Enjoying the traditional black tea with the view

Photo of Citadel of Qaitbay, As Sayalah Sharq, Qesm Al Gomrok, Egypt by Hitesh Sharma

Posing at the wall art on the streets

Photo of Citadel of Qaitbay, As Sayalah Sharq, Qesm Al Gomrok, Egypt by Hitesh Sharma

After a walk tour around the Citadel, it was time to take a ride on horse cart. The bargains are quiet simple, just ask the lowest possible you can.

Thats the horse called Jimmy !

Photo of El Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque, El-Moez, Emberouz WA Moharram Beik, Qism Moharram Bek, Egypt by Hitesh Sharma

Cart driver was showing around the interior parts of Old Alexandria while I was chilling with local beer

Photo of El Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque, El-Moez, Emberouz WA Moharram Beik, Qism Moharram Bek, Egypt by Hitesh Sharma

My next stop was at the Pompey's Pillar, an old Roman construction.

Photo of Pompey's Pillar, Pompey's Pillar, Al Karah WA at Toubageyah WA Kafr Al Ghates, Qesm Karmouz, Egypt by Hitesh Sharma
Photo of Alexandria Opera House, No.22, Al Mesallah Sharq, Qesm Al Attarin, Egypt by Hitesh Sharma
Photo of Alexandria Opera House, No.22, Al Mesallah Sharq, Qesm Al Attarin, Egypt by Hitesh Sharma

At Planetarium Science Center

Photo of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Al Azaritah WA Ash Shatebi, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Egypt by Hitesh Sharma

Posed on the cart before ending the ride.

Photo of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Al Azaritah WA Ash Shatebi, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Egypt by Hitesh Sharma
Photo of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Al Azaritah WA Ash Shatebi, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Egypt by Hitesh Sharma

After this exhausting day trip wanted to just crash in my bed and get charged up to explore the night life of Alex.

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