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  • a lighthouse near the Montaza gardens
    a lighthouse near the Montaza gardens
    by viddra
  • airplane &airport
    by ianrmillard
  • Railway station
    Railway station
    by dedeckerm.
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    Dont fly to Alexandria

    by lotharlerch Updated Jan 5, 2010

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    Alexandria has an international airport but it is incredibly small (same size as the one of Kittilä in Finnish Lapland but not that good quality architecture). The technical equipment is 3rd world standard. We could not take off due to some fog because there were totally insufficient runway lights which made it necessary to stay a day in the hotel in Alexandria and the next night on Frankfurt airport because all passengers missed their connecting flights, I came back home with 24 hours delay. But you can go via Cairo airport, and the train from Cairo to Alex is only 2 hours.

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    From Airport where to go?

    by siso010 Written May 28, 2005

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    This is the first question what I will do once I get off the plane ??
    Well I think taking a taxi from inside the airport is not a nice idea as it charges you too much,but if you have large bags so noway.
    anyway you should know the location of your hotel where you are going ,dont pay the taxi more than 30L.E in anyway,he will ask for more just you ignore him .

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    I prefer the planeDo you know...

    by dedeckerm. Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    Railway station

    I prefer the plane.
    Do you know why ?
    Because I have only 14 days for my holiday and with the car it took too much time, I think so!
    Because if we go by car it's only a 'coming and going'.
    Oh Yes, befor I forget it to say : we start our holidays always in Belgium !

    RAILWAY STATION.
    The historic building has been recently renovated. A panoramic view of the Station Square shows a modern statue (to the right) which commemorates the 1952 revolution.

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    Alex airport is much nicer...

    by ianrmillard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Alex airport is much nicer than Cairo: much smaller, more friendly, virtually without touts and nuisances. But far fewer flights, especially international and the cost is a bit higher. Try Olympic Air...good service, wine and food and a useful Mediterranean network.
    [pic:Misra Station, which has local and Alex-Cairo trains and, outside the station, a chaos of long-distance taxis, local taxis, buses, long-distance buses and donkeys]
    Trams are best. There are also double-decked trams. Most terminate at Ramla.

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    Fly!

    by viddra Written Jan 13, 2008

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    It is possible to get to Alex by plane with one of the daily flights from Cairo.

    Some air lines also operate weekly flights from and to Frankfurt, Athens, and London (via Damascus).

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