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12 reasons to like Alexandria, from UK ambassador to Egypt

UK ambassador to Egypt lists reasons to love Alexandria on his official twitter account

Ahram Online , Monday 23 Mar 2015
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The coastal city of Alexandria (Photo courtesy of UK ambassador to Egypt John Casson)
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The UK ambassador to Egypt John Casson on Monday listed on his official Twitter account: @FCOJohnCasson 12 reasons to like Alexandria, Egypt's second-largest city.

Casson also posted photos of the city he captured himself. The ambassador used the hashtag #ReasonsToLikeAlexandria.

Here are 12 reasons why you should visit Alexandria, according to Casson:

1# My first home in Egypt, 2014.   

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2# Seaside commuting.

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3# Sunset, sea and 3asir limon- "Lemon Juice" in Arabic. 

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4# Architectural treasures.

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5# The calm of Montaza's gardens and sea views.

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6# The world class Biblioteca Alexandrina.

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7# The tram- 1/2 LE for a ticket and it is not crowded, according to the Cairo-based ambassador.

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8# Qaitbay Citadel - turbulent past, peaceful present…

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9# Boats in the Minaa Al-Sharqiya- "Eastern Port." 

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10# Meeting place of faiths and civilisations.

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11# The Corniche

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12# A great place to learn Arabic; languages centre at the university of Alexandria.

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Last week Casson tweeted a similar list of reasons to visit Cairo, along with photos from the Egyptian capital.

 

 

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