Alexandria – The Pearl Of The Mediterranean

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Today we would like to introduce you to the city of Alexandria, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean. Situated on the North coast, Alexandria is Egypt’s second largest city and has an atmosphere that is as much Mediterranean as it is Middle Eastern. Although only 225 km from Cairo, it has a distinctly different cultural heritage and ambiance.

These photographs don’t concentrate on the major tourist sites, but aim to give you some insight into the harbor life and the food of this vibrant and beautiful city.

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Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt.
Alexandria was the center of learning in the ancient world, but ancient Alexandria declined, and when Napoleon landed he found a sparsely populated fishing village.

Since the 19th century Alexandria has played a new role, as a focus for Egypt’s commercial and maritime expansion.

Alexandria has been immortalized by writers such as E.M. Forster and Cavafy. Generations of immigrants from Greece, Italy and the Levant settled here and made the city synonymous with commerce, cosmopolitanism and bohemian culture. Lawrence Durrell (writer of The Alexandria Quartet novels) described it as “The capital city of Asiatic Europe, if such a thing could exist”.

About naturetravelegypt

Our company, Nature Travel, is located in Sinai. For 30 years we have been operating in this region, specializing in desert safaris by camel or jeep, and high -mountain trekking. We also offer a wide range of other services, including hotel reservations and a variety of trips all over Egypt. Our staff are experienced professionals, with multilingual abilities. One of our specializations is the Sinai desert and our staff have extensive knowledge of its flora and fauna, as well as a deep understanding of the traditional Bedouin way of life. 90% of our company personnel, including drivers, guides and cooks, are local Bedouins. They are here to guide you through the majestic Sinai desert, and to help you have an experience of a lifetime. Our transport fleet consists of land cruisers and buses, ideal for both groups and individuals. All are air-conditioned and up-to-date models, for travel in safety and comfort.
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