The Islamic New Year holiday gave us a long weekend, so we took the train to Alexandria. It was cold and rainy the first day, but cleared to being bright and windy for the second day. We stayed at a hotel downtown with an ocean view. Our guide took us around to several ancient sites from the Roman times, but this is also a beautiful resort city.

At the train station in Cairo.

The long and the short - our guide Samir and the munchkins.

Pompey's pillar.

Sphinx at Pompey's pillar.

Street scene in Alexandria.

Ancient caves dug for the library.

Roman amphitheatre.

National museum.

Museum exhibit.

Another well preserved artifact.

Farouk's summer house on the El-Salamlek grounds.

Ocean front in city center.

Alexandria library.

Lobby of the Windsor Hotel where we stayed.

Views from the train on the way back.