Ex-cosmopolitan Alexandria by local eyes

Al Azaritah WA Ash Shatebi, Egypte

Ervaring georganiseerd door Mustafa

4,5 uur, Gegeven in het Engels en Spaans
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Maximaal 4 personen
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Wat je gaat doen

Discover the old Alexandria, My home town has a Majestic and ancient history that It was founded by Alexander the Great 331 BC. The city has magnificent public precincts and royal palaces which cover a fourth or even a third of the entire area. Cosmopolitan Alexandria is a term that is usually applied for a period in the history of the Egyptian city of Alexandria lasting from [1860 -1961]. Large numbers of Greeks, Italians, French, English,Maltese, Armenians, Lebanese,Turks,Bulgarians,Jews ,etc,lived in harmony within each other and with the local people .Sadly enough,the cosmopolitan nature of the city was abruptly put to an end when Nasser issued the socialist laws of 1961,followed by the planned Arabinization of the names of streets and districts Most European communities left Alexandria except for a still existing very small Greek community. However,European influence on the city can be still seen in Alexandria after 50 years from the end of the cosmopolitan era of the city. I wasn't a witness to this era but my parents and my grandparents were and they granted me their experience and now the time has came to share this experience, hope that I can do something to preserve these memories for history let me take you in a tour in the old streets of Alexandria and we could have a traditional Alexandrian meal and Egyptian drink together while discussing any interesting matters.
Discover the old Alexandria, My home town has a Majestic and ancient history that It was founded by Alexander the Great 331 BC. The city has magnificent public precincts and royal palaces which cover a fourth or even a third of the entire area. Cosmopolitan Alexandria is a term that is usually applied for a period in the history of the Egyptian city of Alexandria lasting from [1860 -1961]. Large numbers of Greeks, Italians, French, English,Maltes…

Wat er is inbegrepen

  • Eten
    It's gonna be a traditional Alexandrian dish If you wish to
  • Vervoer
    We will use the public transportation means

Dit is je host, Mustafa

Verhuurt sinds 2018 op Airbnb
  • 7 recensies
  • Identiteit geverifieerd
Hello hello, :))
It's Mustafa over here I'm 21y.o, I'm Studying Media and Mass communication at Alexandria University. thus there is a major part of my career about how to deal and to commune with people and that is exactly what I'm tryna improve here by socializing with you. That I find joy by exchanging stories about our own experiences and I'm a good listener as well. I'm fond of cultures, Traveling and Languages that I find it very interesting to know about other cultures and show off mine. I do speak Arabic, English and I'm also an intermediate Spanish speaker I'm still progressing it by attending Spanish courses at the Spanish consulate in Alex and I speak very little French.
Hello hello, :))
It's Mustafa over here I'm 21y.o, I'm Studying Media and Mass communication at Alexandria University. thus there is a major part of my career about how to deal and to commune with people and that is exactly what I'm tryna improve here by socializing with you. That I find joy by exchanging stories about our own experiences and I'm a good listener as well. I'm fond of cultures, Traveling and Languages that I find it very interesting to know about other cultures and show off m…
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Waar je naartoe gaat

We will have a tour through the old sites of the city passing by it 's old buildings in It's most famous streets such as Fou'ad st and many others and the modern ones as Bibliotheca Alexandria and we gonna travel through time with buildings from Roman, Greek eras to the ex-cosmopolitan Alexandria then the city as it is today, later we gonna have a traditional Egyptian/Alexandrian meal& drink together in a street restaurant.

Beoordeeld met een 5,0 uit 5 op basis van 7 recensies.

Rhys
juli 2021
Delightful walk around Alexandria with a curious and knowledgeable college student. Cool to learn about the history and also his current life. The food and hidden cafe locations were amazing. Plus, Mustafa helped us find our way back to Cairo, recommended an amazing rooftop bar, and more. 10/10 would recommend.
Elaine
juli 2021
Mustafa is awesome! It was like having a cool, local friend take you around. We did a good mix of more touristy spots as well as places we would not have been able to find ourselves. We tried some delicious street food and heard about Alexandria through the eyes of our new friend. He was kind, respectful, and open. He was even flexible enough to accommodate a last minute date change. We would wholeheartedly recommend this experience with Mustafa - you won’t forget it! This is a must for your visit to Alex.
Han
maart 2021
Whether this is your first time in Alex or not, trust me: you will regret if you don't have a walk with Mustafa! He's an amazingly friendly person and was really thoughtful in structuring the whole tour. He takes time to listen to your individual needs & requests and personalize the walk just for you. You feel that he's less of a tour guide but more of a local friend. This experience is nothing like a traditional tour — you actually drink, eat & chill just like any local living here. I’m so thankful for having this unforgettable experience while in Alex!
Christopher
maart 2021
Cool tour! Good communication and accommodating experience. Saw a side of the city I wouldn't otherwise have & enjoyed some good local food. Recommend!
Zack
februari 2020
Super informative and an impressive guy! He guided me through the whole experience in a very professional and friendly manner, this was the best part of my whole trip he is such an interesting character that made me super happy about my trip and about the whole city, i strongly recommend you see alexandria with the eyes of mustafa i can guarantee that you will LOVE IT!!
Simon
december 2019
Alexandria is definitely not on top of the bucket list of every traveller / tourist when it comes to Egypt's sights. But that does not mean it is not worth do check it out. First of all it is easy to get there by a handful of trains which run daily from Cairo there and back. The place it self is obviously most known because of its founder. But going away from the antique here - there was another time which is kind of interesting to dive in - Cosmopolitan Alexandria. Mustafa is a knowledgeable guide who leads you safely through the city's busy streets and alleys to the remaining places of a time when Alexandria was also known as the Jewel of the Mediterranean. When it had a diverse blend of locals and foreign nationals and got it's still existing historic townscape by buildings in art-nouveau-style. If you like he also introduces you to the local cuisine at the end of the tour. Further he is open to adjust his schedule to individual interests. As I wanted to check out the Bibliotheca which was kind of cool since he is a student there and could contribute interesting insight to that part of Alexandria too. Do not hesitate to book this tour if you' re in town.

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    16:00 - 20:30
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    16:00 - 20:30
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    16:00 - 20:30
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Wat je mee moet nemen

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