The hostel breakfast was bread, an egg, cream cheese and jam. Almost enough to sustain me.
I took the Metro to the Coptic district.
The Coptic Museum charges LE50. It’s ok – some carvings, textiles, texts, and religious implements.
I didn’t find the area that interesting – perhaps I missed a section. It didn’t seem that old. There was even a man selling non-antiques.
I walked on, having seen some points of interest on my extremely poor tourist map.
I also passed a long wall, which turned out to be a Roman aqueduct. It’s in better condition than a lot of Egyptian buildings. On the way a child decided I was fair game for having unripe dates thrown at me.
I reached the Citadel but needed several iceblocks to prevent death. Entry is LE50. It’s not worth it. It was full of boys and a lot was closed without explanation.
The police museum was all closed, and the military museum had a huge crowd at the entrance.
You have to pay LE1 to bring your camera in, and it’s still a rip. The museum also has large areas closed off, and what is open is dull and boring.
I caught a taxi back to my hostel. One driver quoted LE30, the next LE20. I made him use the meter, which came to LE15, despite him driving the wrong way for several km.
That night I went to Gad for dinner. The food is good and cheap. I had a spaghetti bolognese and green salad for LE14.