Alexandria, city of the ancient library and now the impressive new library (see photos in a previous post), had a more relaxed European feel than previous North African cities. As our gracious host mentioned, Alexandria is a city alive during the day, while Cairo lives at night. Alexandria lies on the Mediterranean and the temperature had dropped a bit on the day of our arrival. A cool breeze blows in from the sea, and the complicated maze of wide streets and spacious cafés seem to channel the breeze into the heart of the city. We met a variety of great locals and foreigners, all living and working in Alexandria. The songs from one evening can be heard in the video below, from an evening enjoying the company of some Italians who became friends after randomly finding each other in this ancient city. 

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