The revolution in Egypt began a day before I was to departure towards Alexandria. Despite that fact the boat left Venice and headed towards its first stop in Tartus in Syria. I remember that all the people on the board were very conscious of the changing political landscape and for the whole days we were following up-to-date briefings on the situation. In the meantime the Egyptian borders were closed, there were army and thousands of people on the streets. This was it. I had to change the route of my journey. I couldn't quite believe that I wouldn't go to Egypt and what that meant I wouldn't see the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Suez Canal, the Pyramids and the Nile. Missi...

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