A sunny day in Alexandria

My friend pick me up at my hotel to spend the day in Alexandria. You have lot of thing that you can do in Alex but I didn’t care going anywhere there except stay in some place and look at the sea. Just that. That blue sea.

Alexandria It’s like 3 hours from Cairo. I remember a lot of little girls in the streets because I think it was the last day of school. So there was much people on the streets. We stop in a restaurant, in the street, to eat a typical Egyptian breakfast.

After that, as you can see on the pictures we went around and look at the sea. It was so blue. I was in Alexandria! I still remember sending a voice note to my mom: “Mom finally I’m in Alex! After so many years dreaming about this place, finally I’m here”.

If you are in Alexandria definitely you need to go to the “Citadel of Qaitbay”. It’s a castle. Like a defensive fortress considered one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea. And it’s pretty too. You have like “windows” where you can see the whole sea and the city. It’s an awesome place.  I went to Europe, and there you have a lot of castles but I didn’t see a castle like that. You must go there if you are planning on going to Egypt.

After the Citadel of Qaitbay, right next to, we went to a museum of mummified fish. I would just say that was a weird place and really cheap. Yeah I didn’t like it.

We walked a lot. That’s the only thing that mattered for me in that moment. Walk and look at the sea. We were really tired. And it was so hot that day.

It was like 4 pm and we were having lunch at same place in the downtown. I ate pasta. Yeah, pasta in Egypt. I have so many problems with food, the only thing I ate there was just pizza and pasta. Damn bell right?

It was like 6 pm and it was almost night. We went to some place there in the beach where literally you can seat at the sand and drink tea and smoke shisha. Was the best part of the day. The weather was perfect and I was sitting in a table in the beach drinking Egyptian tea, listening Egyptian music and smoking shisha. Could that be the perfect way to end the day? I know, I miss going to many places there. Like the famous library. But I didn’t have enough time. Too many things for just one day. Another place I would go next time.

I can define Alexandria like the perfect place to live in. I should move there.

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First day in Cairo: Egyptian Museum. Faluka time & Sisha.

My first days in Cairo, I still can’t believe that I was there, were just to walk around the City. This first day was at the Egyptian Museum of Cairo. It’s a good way to start the trip. A little of a history. The museum is awesome. You have so much to see around that sometimes it was unbelievable to known that I was there, with so many memories. All the art, statues, mummies, the golden mask of Tutankhamon. Yeah I was there!

The ticket for the Museum is not expensive at all. 10 USD considering all the history you have right in front of you. Prepare yourself to walk a lot, because you have a lot of places where to go inside. You can do it on your own or you have also guide touring in different languages. That’s a thing that impressed me about Egypt. People speaks so many languages, even the little kids. Well done Egypt.

I had my own guide, was a friend I had there, and I mean had, cause the guy got crazy about me. But I will talk about him later. Maybe.

I went all over the museum, but I couldn’t go to the mummy room. I don’t remember why, but definitely the first thing I would do next time I was there, would be to go straight to that room.

The visit to the museum, and if you do it all good, could take like 4 hours, at least for me. So prepare to feel like you are traveling in time. Cause trust me there is no other museum so special than this one.

After visited the museum, we went with some friends to eat some “Shawarma” and listen Egyptian music inside a Falouka in the Nile. Yeah I think that, right now, you are imagining the perfect postal. And it was. Falouka is like a little boat as you can see on the pictures. You can take one a go around the Nile. Oh the Nile. I have no words to describe that river. I saw once in a movie that someone said: when you drink the water of the Nile it means you will be back.  I didn’t drink the water, of course, but I still feel the water in my hands.

I was really tired. My jet lag was so big and I just wanted to sleep after that perfect day I had. But I will tell you something about Egypt. It seems like people don’t sleep in that country. I mean. I stayed there for two weeks and I only slept eight hours. It’s true when people said about Cairo, but meaning about all Egypt: The city that never sleeps. And you won’t sleep either. Trust me.

Like I was saying, my friends didn’t let me go to sleep so we went to a mall, a really big one, called “Mall of Arabia” to have some drinks and finally smoke “Shisha”. I was waiting for that moment, because to smoke Shisha is so Arabic, and you know how much I love all Arabic stuff.

That was my first day In Cairo. A perfect day to start my two weeks in that perfect country.

I had to get some rest because tomorrow we were going to spend the day in Alexandria.

Egypt, where everything began.

Egypt, where everything began. First you need to know why I have this obsession with Egypt. It was my passion since I was a little girl. I wanted to study to be an Egyptologist but my dad didn’t let me. So I always wanted to go there, just to see that magical place and I mean magical cause, Egypt has something, and there is something on the air, on the people, everywhere, different than other places. And 18 years later I was there. That place was ment to me. We can call it “destiny”.  Whatever, I will start writing about my trip to Egypt.

I was traveling from the other side of the world, Buenos Aires. I was mentally prepared to spend approximately 20 or more hours on the plane. That excludes connecting flights since there are no direct flights to Cairo. So patience is a key. My connecting flight was in Istanbul, awesome airport! But don’t waste your money on shopping. Just wait. I remember not having any Turkish currency, only 100 USD and all I wanted was some green tea from Starbucks. I believe it cost 2USD but not having any change the barista was very kind and gave the tea for free!! Great start, I thought, free green tea! Thanks Starbucks lady!
I had to wait 2 more hours at the airport, meaning enough time to find some wi-fi and tell my family “I’m alive!!” Oh another tip, it is NOT easy to find wifi, even in Egypt. Trust me, you will have to walk around to find a place and even then you may not find it even if you pay. I was extremely excited about Cairo; just the name gave me butterflies. I couldn’t believe that I was almost there. Straight from the airport at night, I took a taxi to the hotel. Uber is a better way. I stayed at a 5 star hotel in Giza with a gorgeous view of the Pyramids. Can you imagine? Yes, because the picture I am showing you. Imagine waking up and opening your window and the only thing you see is three enormous and mesmerizing Pyramids. To me there is no better view than that. I remember I didn’t sleep all night, jet lagged but I didn’t care. I was so impatient for the morning to go explore and prove all the things I learned were true. Finally the morning came and three incredible pyramids were in front of me. I was not dreaming. I was there. In Cairo, living my dreams.

Why do I do this?

Well, this is my first entry. I don’t know how do you say in blogs: Episode? Chapter? Anyway, I don’t know how to start as you can notice. Like I said before I started with this thing cause I was posting a lot of pictures on my IG account about my trips and people keep asking me if I had a travel blog or something. And to be honest, I always wanted to make one. But I didn’t know where to start. Like, now. I think this is the right time to do so. Then I started thinking of a blog about my trips, and tips, and places where to go, or what to buy or where to eat but also stories about my life. I had no plans of going anywhere and in four months I had done 15 flights. That is pretty much to say.
I been traveling for around almost 5 months. I have been in Egypt (I have so many stories about that place) Paris, New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Yeah, it seems like a dream come true right? And It was, and It still is. Cause I still have so many places where I wanna go. And I will go. But I will start with a little thing before my next entry.

Take care of falling in love with someone if you are traveling… and even more if that someone is not from your country.

Hi people! I decided to start this blog because some requested on my Instagram account. In first place because all of my trips around the world but I`m pretty sure most of them, want to know some things about my life. And I don`t mind to talk about it. I`m just another girl who likes to travel, meet people, fall in love and write about that. About me and my experiences. Maybe you can find some solutions with my mistakes or just laugh, or even better if you know about any time machine. Would be great for me. But for now let`s enjoy together with my stories! Welcome!

If you wanna know where all of this started go to my IG account : bellazaro

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