Alexandrians are soo sophisticated - they like eating out and can choose from the full range of fancy cafés, old-fashioned coffee-shops, clean modern fish restaurants and retro Hotel Bars with high ceilings and fans. Even without all the museums, mosques and Roman ruins, checking out the restaurants is a veritable sightseeing task.
So where is El-Fellah, we ask Khaled and Azza, our local contacts. Both stare in disbelief: „You really want to eat there? It's rather … down to earth!“ A hearty smell comes from the restaurant. El-Fellah serves traditional liver dishes, and we are vegetarians...
On the Corniche, we wonder where the Fresca sellers have gone, who should be offering honey wafers. But in these temperatures, everyone is eating ice cream, also one of Alexandria's specialities.
After a long day on the Corniche and in Downtown, we end in the modern quarter of San Stefano. And there, all these sophisticated Alexandrians are back in force, gathering in the food court of Alexandria's newest mall for pizza, pasta and Chinese noodles!