Evening View from our Hotel Room in Alexandria
This is Egypt's second largest city stretching 12 miles along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It was founded in 332 BC by Alexander the Great. It grew to rival Rome and, also has a long history with Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Cleopatra. (In fact, Cleopatra is thought to have committed suicide on the site of our hotel). However, the city fell into decline in the 4th century AD. In the 19th century its fortunes were revived and drew many Europeans but that ended in the 1950s with Nasser's revolution.