Monday, July 12, 2010

Why Cairenes Summer in Alexandria


Summers in Cairo are Hot. Average temperatures run in the high 30's C/high 90's to low 100's F from June to August and in the city it's pretty brutal. Alexandria with its sea breezes is at least 10 degrees C cooler than Cairo albeit rather more humid. Since Mohamed Ali rebuilt Alexandria in the 1800's the government and whoever else could manage it has moved to Alexandria for the summer. The advent of air conditioning meant that most governmental offices no longer close up in Cairo during the summer but as many people as possible go to the North Coast for at least a bit of a break. And then of course, there is the fish,

6 comments:

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Beatiful sea and great shots. Here, in Brazil, summer is too hot too. I hope one day to know this place.

regards,roberto,brazil

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brattcat said...

And what about you? Do you travel to Alexandria for the summer?

ann p. said...

I really love the photo of the sea; it looks especially refreshing after the New York shots.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

We lived in Alex the first 5 years that we were in Egypt...and we evacuated to Cyprus every summer. Now I prefer our drier heat in Cairo and the fact that the city empties for a couple of months.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

We lived in Alex the first 5 years that we were in Egypt...and we evacuated to Cyprus every summer. Now I prefer our drier heat in Cairo and the fact that the city empties for a couple of months.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

food looks yummy and so does the beach