A warm spring day at the beach in Alexandria, Egypt.
The weather is great this time of year in Alexandria. Actually, the weather in Alexandria is great every time of year. The sun is hot already so sunscreen is a must, even though you might forget about it when you feel the cool sometimes cold breeze sweep across your face, carrying with it the sea mist which makes you want to sit on the sand forever, forgetting all your responsibilities.
On any given day at the beach you will experience all sorts of things for sale on the beach including: seafood, sweets, beach toys, clothes, and even fresh tea (shay) served in Egyptian porcelin.
Fisherman walk up and down the beach selling fresh fish (samak) and shrimp (gambari). (Photo left) People are negotiating the price of the seafood with the fishermen. (Photo right) The particular fish that is being sold is quite sweet.
Mira and Sara buying fresca sweets. The big round wafer is similar to an unsweetened old fashioned ice cream cone with a light slather of honey in between layers. It is very light and refreshing. Many of the sweets sold include honey and coconut.
I never look forward to going home. The only consolation I have is the knowing that I will return to the Mediterranean very soon. Insha'Allah.