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Family Trip to Alexandria

Last weekend, we took a trip by train to Alexandria.

Here are some photos:

Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria

Display of statues around Pompey's Pillar

Shelf in 2nd ancient library of Alexandria

Hallway in Ancient library

Katie and Ivy in the ancient library

Hallway and stairs in ancient library

Stairway in ancient library

Another staircase picture (just [...]

AUC Trip to Monastery of St. Macarius in Wadi Natrun

Last weekend, we took a trip through AUC to Wadi Natrun, to the Monastery of St. Macarius.

 

 

 

This weekend we went to Wadi Natrun (a depression or valley northwest of Cairo) to where there are four 4th century monasteries of the Coptic Church. We went to the Monastery of St. Macarius, and John Swanson from the [...]

My Trip to Alexandria

 

Trip Alone to Alexandria

 

December 1-2. We were given the rest of this week off because the Egyptian government again decided that swine flu was a threat, so all universities and primary/secondary schools in the country were closed. I decided on a whim to travel to Alexandria. I packed up a day of clothes, booked a [...]

Trip to El Fayoum with AUC

 

Camping in the Desert

 

On Friday and Saturday of this week (Nov. 20-21), I took a trip with several other AUC faculty to Lake Fayoum south of Cairo for a camping trip. We got picked up in Maadi at Midan Victoria, and then met everyone at Tahrir Square before switching from buses to 4X4 off-road jeeps. [...]