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Dec. 7 Tue.
Went out to Nuzha Gardens, several miles from the city – had a good look round, very pretty & splendidly laid out. Went out there by tram (1st class & without paying fares, of course) but drove back in a garry partly along the banks of the Mahmoudieh Canal – stopped at Groppi's in Rue Rosette for afternoon tea.
Alex is a much prettier & cleaner city than Cairo & contains far more Europeans most of whom are French – The former city is laid out in French style.
Asthma has'nt left me yet & wheezing comes on at night accompanied by running of the nose & sore eyes.

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