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    traffic in Alexandria

    by Spontaneous_girl Written Mar 12, 2010

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    -the train to or from Cairo (or any other city) is ok, try to get a ticket with a place to sit. Ask people to help you find your way around. (I did this with a lot of luggage, they will save it for you in the train between compartments, just give them a bit money when you get off)
    - at the train stations people will always offer to carry your luggage, they also help you with getting on the train in the right compartment (show them your ticket)
    - also taxi drivers will be at the train station and carry your luggage, but these taxi drivers ask like 20 times the normal price. Usually taking a taxi only costs 1 pound. So maximum 5 pound (Cairo is more expensive) But as a tourist it's almost impossible to get the normal price. Best thing is to agree on a price before you get into the taxi

    - about crossing the streets... you will see that in Egypt cars don't stop or slow down for pedestrians. Never. You have to walk between them. It's an adventure. If you have fear, you will put yourself in danger. I've watched a lot of locals before I started to cross streets by Myself.
    But the smartest thing is to look for pedestrian tunnels or bridges to get to the other side of a big street.

    - also taking a taxi can be an adventure. In egypt they don't use lights to tell which way they are going. They drive with 5 cars next to each other on a road with 3 strokes. In a traffic jam, they don't keep waiting patiently, they use horn to communicate and the one that makes the most noise can pass first :-)
    So don't drive a car yourself if you are not used to all this.

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    Hantour - A Traditional Carriage in Alex

    by freddie18 Updated Nov 15, 2008

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    The picture shows the traditional carriage in Egypt. I took these photos in Alexandria and I feel that this is the best and most enjoyable way to tour the city. I suppose the carriage can be hired with a driver which can be found in the main street.

    Hantour Hantour Hantour
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    by MalenaN Updated Oct 14, 2005

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    I always walk a lot and I think it is a good way to see more of a place.
    Going to the catacombs I was thinking of taking a taxi, but finally decided to walk, and I’m happy for that. The residential area near the catacombs is completely different than the area closer to the Cornish and I now feel I have seen more sides of Alexandria.

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    Cruise in the Meditranean, stop in Alex.

    by Saladinos Written Oct 25, 2004

    There are some cruises that goes around greece, cyprus, beirut. This is an enjoyable trip to go visit Alexandria. I have made this cruise twice a long time ago and went to limasol, pyreaus, rhodos.
    Check with your local agents re prices.

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    Easy access

    by viddra Updated Jan 13, 2008

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    Alexandria is well connected to the capital of Egypt. There are two major highways and a railroad line, so you can cover the distance in three or four hours, or even less.

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    Take a boat

    by Levente_D Written Mar 3, 2005

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    You can go out for a small trip with a boat. Just go near the peer and there will be many (even too many) volutears who will offer you their service!

    Alex peer

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    Local transport

    by Levente_D Updated Feb 9, 2005

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    Egyptian people tend to travel to/from work like shown in the picture ... and this car was not full with passengers ... ;-)

    Common transport
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