I have never lived in a city except for a few months I spent in Atlanta as a child, a few months I spent in NYC as a teenager, and Orlando, where I live now. Orlando is not my favorite.
My favorites come from the ancient, even mythical, world. Cities like Atlantis, Dwarka, and Babylon.
Growing up, I was a book nerd. When I was a child I was in foster care and I moved from place to place until ultimately residing in a group children’s home in the North Georgia Mountains. My best friends were books. I spent a significant amount of time in libraries after school and at the children’s home. Reading was my favorite pastime. I did not stay in one place long enough to be on team sports or join clubs.
I have never been to Egypt but I would love to see it. I am a lover of history and ancient history in particular. I like to study the ancient religions as well. Alexandria has always been a fascination to me. I could imagine ancient scholars and theologians gathering there to study and share their philosophies. The grandest library to have ever existed was located in Alexandria. Although the original library was burned many times, the library that exists there today is likewise most splendid. It is one of those cities that has withstood the tests and wars of time. With all of its glorious history, Alexandria is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. We think of Egypt with its associations to the Middle East because of its history. That it sits on the continent of Africa is almost forgotten. It is one of my most favorite places and one I would truly love to visit in this lifetime. In the meanwhile, WordPress is my Alexandria.