Friday, April 22, 2011

Visit to Alexandria

Today we cruised north via the Desert Road to Alexandria to explore a new city. It was a lovely day there, with a nice breeze and sunshine.

On the way, we made a quick stop and I took a little walk. Here is a picture of some banana trees growing in the desert sand. How can crops grow in sand? Inquiring minds want to know...

On to Alexandria, where we drove the Corniche - the road running alongside the Mediterranean. Toward one end of the city, we visited Fort Qaitbey (pictured below).

View of families enjoying the beach:

We enjoyed a delicious lunch of grilled fresh fish before walking along the Corniche to Saad Zaghloul Square, where we enjoyed (neon-green) fresh lemon juice drinks, coffees, and desserts.

Boat with name in Arabic...

1 comment:

  1. what amazing things that banana tree can grow on sand, it make me curious