The catacombs at Kom ash-Shaqqafa are cool! You go down into the little subterranean area and walk through them with hardly any other tourists in your way. Plus, they are partly under water, so you have to walk across all of these boards laid out everywhere so you don't fall in. I had to check my camera at the door, but I still had my iPhone :)
|Walking the Planks into the catacombs|
Speaking of which! I also saw the Biblioteca Alexandria, the replacement library of the one that Caesar "accidentally" burned down in the process of setting fire to his own ships (if you read Vesuvius, you'll get the significance of this...). The new library was closed but the outside is really neat - it's built next to this huge fountain and is designed to look like it is sinking into the sea, a nod to the loss of the ancient Alexandria library.
|Alexandria Library Falling into the Sea|
So I now board a taxi, then a train, then a metro, and finally an overnight sleeper train to Aswan. So don't be alarmed if I drop off for a day. I assume there is no Wi-Fi on Egyptian trains. If I drop off for two days, be alarmed :) Viva Aswan!