11 Things You Must Absolutely Do When You’re in Alexandria

Via Londoneya.

Whenever you feel like coming to my beloved hometown that is Alexandria, here’s what you seriously need to do (oh, and you don’t need to do them in order).

 

 

1) Have breakfast at Alban Swissra

 

Egyptian breakfast. ? #makemoments

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Hands down the best breakfast in town! It’s basically a tiny market/restaurant located on Portsaid Street that serves anything and everything covered in melted cheese. Make sure to try their sausage sandwich.

 

 

2) Have dessert at El-Sheikh Wafik 

 

Via ElMenus.
Via ElMenus.

 

In my opinion, it’s way better than Azza. They also have a lot of options. From rice pudding to om Ali, ice cream and more! It’s located at the end of the Corniche.

 

 

3) Your tastebuds can lose their Indonesian-ginity

 

Via Food Network,
Via Food Network.

 

The only restaurant in the entirety of Alexandria that serves Indonesian food. The staff are very friendly and consists of three people; chef Susie, her daughter who is a waitress and another waiter who is a friend of the family. “I don’t want my secret family recipes to ever be stolen which explains our small staff,” Susie told me. Make sure to try their nasi goreng.

 

 

4) Drink sobia at Makka

 

Via Egypt Tumblr.
Via Egypt Tumblr.

 

Or sugar cane, or tamr hendi. Just be sure that whatever you choose to drink it’s gonna be the bomb. Makka have branches all over Alexandria that you’ll bump into one eventually keda keda.

 

 

5) Basically have anything from Balba3

 

Via Travel Deliciously.
Via Travel Deliciously.

 

They serve all kinds of grilled food! Oh, and their meat is 100% authentic and a must-try.

 

 

6) Enjoy the view of Alexandria’s beach while having coffee from Starbucks

 

Via Londoneya.
Via Londoneya.

 

Yes, I know. You’re probably thinking “Starbucks, really?” But honestly, it’s not like any Starbucks you’ll ever go to. The Instagrammable view of the Four Seasons San Stefano beach is insane. Make sure to not go on Fridays as it gets really, really busy.

 

 

7) Watch the sunset at Sky Roof with an ice-cold beer in your hand 

 

Via TravelStart.
Via Travel Start.

 

Or coffee if you don’t drink alcohol.

 

 

8) Watch Oud players go at it at Theatro

 

Via Londoneya.
Via Londoneya.

 

Located right in the middle of Fouad Street, Theatro serves traditional Egyptian food and great shai (tea). The atmosphere is really relaxing as Oud players are usually seen playing there.

 

 

9) Travel back in time and take the tram

 

Via Wikipedia.
Via Wikipedia.

 

Because duuuh, it’s one of the fastest means of transportation in here!

 

 

10) Have a waklet samak from the Fish Market

 

Via Tourist Eye.
Via Tourist Eye.

 

Or as Alexandrians like to call is “soo2 el samak.” You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that Alexandria is famous for its seafood. Everything is fresh. EVERYTHING. Please go there.

 

 

11) Hang out with the Skate Impact crew 

 

Via Skate Impact.
Via Skate Impact.

 

If you’re into skateboarding, definitely hit them up and skate with them at Handasa (where they usually chill).

 

 

WE SAID THIS: Don’t miss out on 10 Signs You Were Born and Raised in Alexandria.

 

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