Alexandria is the second major governorate after Cairo in Egypt and one of the major harbors overlooking the Mediterranean Sea directly. It covers about 2900 km² inhabited by about 4,187,509 people. The weather of is quite cooler that other countries but its humidity is quite higher and this makes it a perfect place to walk around enjoying the natural beauty. The Capital of the governorate is the city of Alexandria; the Bride of the Mediterranean Sea whose great history attracts people from different nationalities for visiting it. Alexandria dates back to the Roman rule in Egypt is mainly named after Alexander the Great . At that time Alexanderia was one of the major cities in the whole world till the age of Cleopatra. For a period of time Alexandria was a mere fishing village rather than a popular tourist attraction. After the construction of Alexandrina bibliotheca and the great attention paid to the corniche in Alexandria it regained some of its former glory. Alexandria is a popular vacation destination for most of Egyptians especially in summer for its cool weather and the calmness of the sea that allow swimming comfortably. In winter, Alex is quite sunny but safe and comfortable swimming at that time is not possible most of the time. Alexandria has its International Airport in Borg El Arab, so it can be reached by plane from various European countries and this makes many tourists prefer making it their first destination to visit. Traveling from Cairo to Alexandria by train in a 3-hour journey is also preferred by many tourists. Sidi Gaber Train Station is the most famous station in Alexandria that the visitor of Alex would stop at and directly to it stands Sidi Gaber bus station. Shopping in Alexandria is also one of the admirable activities for any visitor of Alexandria for the huge number of malls and shopping centers. There are numerous shopping centers of high prices for the upper class members and wealthy tourists, in addition to other normal local markets and shops for middle class members whther Egyptians or foreigners.