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Islamic Cairo History Tour
"Meet your guide at Al-Azhar Park Aslam Al-Silahdar mosque Saint Fatima mosque the Al-Tunbugha al-Maridani mosque and the Al-mihmandar mosque. Continue with Qijmas al-Isaaqi mosque Bab Zweila gate and Al-Salih Talaei mosque.Following with Farag ibn Barquq's Madrasa and Sabil-Kuttab The tent-makers' covered market Al-kurdi mosque
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Overnight Trip to Cairo from Alexandria Port
Enjoy an overnight trip from Alexandria to Cairo and experience the best of Egypt. This is a shore excursion and you can be sure you will be returned to your ship 2 hours before departure."""Overnight trip to Cairo starts and ends from Alexandria Port visiting Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis Sakkara Egyptian Museum and Felucca Ride on the Nile for an hour."
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Day tour Visiting the Highlights of Alexandria: The Catacombs Alexandria library Roman Theater
"At 8:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel in Alexandria by your expert licensed tour guide then start your full day tour visiting the best sites in Alexandria. Start with New library the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books visit the site of the ancient lighthouse; one of the seven wonders of ancient world and end before lunch visiting the Palaces of Farouk.Then stop for lunch in best sea view restaurant in Alexandria. A full meal per person is included beverages are additional cost. After lunch visit Pompys Pillar the remains of ancient library of Alexandria the Roman Amphitheatre
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L`Aubergine Tips (5)

L'Aubergine: Vegetarian

I have to be honest, food was not the best in Cairo. Other then the pizza parlour (see separate tip), tended to head for this place for dinner. If you are veggie, its not a problem eating throughout the city, but this is the only bona fide vegetarian restaurant. Small, western-style (lots of candles!), simple, friendly, comfortably decorated. Upstairs is a popular bar (cool-jazz style)

Favorite Dish Most dishes.

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Jul 10, 2003

L`Aubergine: Modern eating in the dark

This is a modern looking restaurant but too dark for our taste. We ate with candle light a good meal, not spectacular, not bad and also not very expensive. Big plus: they serve beer.

Favorite Dish Good gazpazo - cold soup. Had a dish of meat with couscous, nice. The other dish, something with cheese, was a bit too heavy, over cooked.

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Sep 12, 2005

L'Aubergine: L'Aubergine

Cairo's only vegetarian restaurant and it's really nice as well. We were in the bar on the 2nd floor one evening having a grand old time. They even serve beer during Ramadan. Our waiter was entertaining us with matchstick tricks. It was great when I solved one of them and he said I was very clever because he'd shown the trick 10 times and no-one else had solved it :)
The only pic I have is of a beer label from the beer we were drinking there, oops! At least it was an Egyptian beer, though it's a little pricey here.

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Aug 25, 2002

L`Aubergine: The Finest Lentil Soup on the Continent

This place, when I lived in Cairo, made the finest lentil soup I've ever had. It was delicate and filled with flavor and the kitchen was so confident in our return that when we ordered delivery, they sent over an earthenware tureen with no question of it being returned.

This is a sure shot for fantastic fare!

Favorite Dish The delicous lentil soup.

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Jun 27, 2005
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L`Aubergine*: Vegetarian food!!!

One of the few restaurants in Cairo that offers vegetarian food.
it has a bar too.

Favorite Dish Moussaka ofcourse ;-)

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