Random Street Markets- Alexandria, Egypt

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  1. MLW20
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    Sometimes the most memorable experiences from a trip can happen when you least expect them. While I usually like being prepared with the best way to a destination, sometimes it pays to just take your time and wander around as you might come across something great.
    After getting off the train from Cairo to Alexandria, my wife and I weren't sure which direction to go to get to the ancient site Pompey's Pillar, a Roman triumphal column.

    Once we crossed the street from the train station, we saw some signs showing which way to go for Pompey's Pillar but they were not so clearly marked. We decided to wander a bit and see where the road would take us. Our decision was to walk for a bit and if we did not find what we were looking for we could always ask for directions later on.
    After walking about 10 minutes or so from the train station we started seeing people walking by with crude looking wooden cages.

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