Unique in its atmosphere, Alexandria is much different from Cairo in many ways. In Alexandria, you don’t often find many tourists and foreigners so most Alexandrians are not used to speaking in different languages. However, in Alexandria you have the unique opportunity to speak Arabic with local citizens in many different situations including the many shops, at the markets, with neighbors and more.They will be more than happy to talk with you and to answer any questions and give advice about anything.Even though the summer temperatures are extreme in Egypt, being in Alexandria offers you the opportunity to go to many beaches.You can also take a long trip along the coast and visit many different beaches along Egypt’s extensive Mediterranean Coast. In fact, it is usually quite easy to nd inexpensive transportation to what is called the Egyptian “North Coast”. On your way you’ll find several holiday villages and private beaches where you can relax and swim without being bothered. Despite the fact that Alexandria is a city of approximately 6 million inhabitants, it is a quiet, comfortable and warm-hearted city. Difficulties are seldom and neither the people nor the officials give foreign tourists any problems. Everyone you meet is more than happy to lend a helping hand in any situation. Strolling through the souk (market), drinking a juice at one of the cafés on the seaside, having a delicious dinner of fresh fish, visiting the ancient Greco-Roman monuments, the marvellous mosques, and studying at the brand-new, world famous Alexandrian Library are just some of the exciting activities that you can experience in this unique city.