De - I do not know if you felt disappointed when you visited Alexandria. It is a good example of "managing expectations". There are high "visual" historical expectations linked to Alexandra (library, Cleopatra and other Ptolomeys, lighthouse). Most of it was destroyed by the waves of history. Today, it is a modern and cosmopolitan city. I have to admit that I visited Alexandria as a part of tour. The tour guide was not particularly inspiring. At that time the new Library was not open. I may have to visit Alexandria again with better guide. Any comment from somebody who is from Alexandria?