On The Road To Alexandria


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The Town Bakery

Written By: Gary Wonning

After a continental breakfast, we set out for  the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt. This was New Year’s Day and we had only gotten three hours sleep. I don’t think I am ready for this. 

A couple hours into the trip, we stopped for a rest break at an Egyptian truck stop. Boy, can I use the rest, and using the facilities sounded like a good idea. After purchasing a coffee and donuts, as I  walked back towards the bus, I saw a military base across the road.

I can get some really good photos. Grabbing my camera, I headed across the road,as I proceeded to take a photo several  armed soldiers appeared shouting, “No Photo”. I Guess this isn’t a Kodak moment, maybe I’ll go back to the bus.

We arrived at our hotel in Alexandria about 3 pm, just in time for a nice lunch in the hotel restaurant. There wasn’t much left of the day, so we decided to visit the local aquarium. The admission charge was $.01, I’m not sure if my budget can handle this.

You can learn more  about the ancient Egyptian culture

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Mysterious Egypt, land of a thousand years

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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