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Our guide, Mohammed, was waiting for us in our hotel lobby some time before the departure time. He carefully explained to us what the day would hold, and then off we went. We started at The Citadel, and we found our visit to the spectacular Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque very special. Such a beautiful place, with a highly sacred atmosphere within. It was the first time in any mosque for the both of us, and we were delighted with the welcome in which we were received. We took many beautiful picture both outside and in, and we sat for about 15 minutes inside as Mohammed walked us through the history of the mosque and how the principals of Islam applied to it’s construction. Before leaving the Citadel, we also visited the 14th century Ahmed Ebn Tulun mosque which was again charming but on a much smaller scale. Onwards to visit the mosque of thanksgiving, the 11th century Bab Al-Futuh mosque, where we had the opportunity to go up into the minaret for some great views around Cairo. We al