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About Alexandria

Alexandria is an ancient city situated in Egypt. Alexandria budget travel offers a chance to explore one of Egypt's most ancient and fascinating cities, founded by Alexander the Great, with attractions dating back to the second century BC.

Airports

Alexandria airports include:
•El Nouzha - Alexandria Airport

Money

Alexandria money and banking info is as follows:
•Credit cards are accepted at some outlets, but not widely
•Money can be exchanged fairly easily, in banks, airports and some hotels
•Travelers cheques can be exchanged at some places, at cost however
•Banking hours are Sunday to Thursday from 08h30 to 14h00
•ATMs can be found almost everywhere across the city

Safety Tips


•Be sure of the current exchange rate when exchanging foreign currency - some tourists are given a lower rate by sneaky tourists
•Women are often the object of a lot of attention from local boys and men, most of it is harmless but dress conservatively and be firm but polite
•Drinking alcohol and public displays of affection among couples are not advised at all due to Egypt's strict laws
•Be wary of juices as well as tea and coffee, often tap water is used which may cause an upset tummy - stick to bottled water and fizzy bottled drinks sold in the street

Travel Books

Alexandria recommended travel books include the following:
•Alexandria Rediscovered by Jean-Yves Empereur, Stephane Compoint and Margaret Maehler
•Vintage Alexandria: Photographs of the City, 1860-1960 by Michael Haag
•Discoveries: Alexandria - Jewel of Egypt by Jean-Yves Empereur
•Egypt Pocket Guide: Alexandria and the North Coast by Alberto Siliotti
•The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: Birthplace of the Modern Mind by Justin Pollard and Howard Reid

 

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