Big traveling day. Caught the ten o'clock bus from Siwa. The big excitement of the ride was about two hours out of Siwa when the bus got a flat tire - delayed us for 45 minutes. Got to Alexandria around 7:30p. Caught a taxi to the train station, found the ticket window asked for a ticket to Cairo, he looked at his watch and said "now buy ticket on train", so I ran and jumped on the train while it was moving (praying that it was the right train). Got to Cairo sometime after 11. After seeing the sun all day through the desert and along the mediterranean I was surprised to get off the train and find it raining in Cairo. Took the metro to the hotel and a little before midnight finished the day's journey.