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... feel like paying 140 instead. "Yes but my price includes the entry fee and it's just 140 Pounds", he reasoned. "Riiiight. But we can just pay 60 each and take our guide...", I answered. He kicked us out soon after so he could herd some more people in for the presentation.
It wasn't just the money issue. I don't believe even for a second that the camels are treated as well as they should be and I'd rather stuff a lit candle up my nose than I would encourage animal abuse.
... Next up was the Giza plateau and the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. Even after seeing hundreds (maybe thousands) of photos of the Pyramids, nothing prepares for for the sheer size of the things. The tower above the desert, and I think it would be a difficult prospect to build them now, with modern technology, never mind doing it 4,500 years ago. Even just looking at that number, it's hard to believe that it's still standing after so long! Our first stop on ...
... Then multiply, and multiply and multiple. Relief is the enclosing trees on leafy avenues of Giza punctuated by little tea shops full of Egyptian men in white gowns sharing a yarn and a shisha.
King Hotel is in amongst the leafy streets and we secure a room on the 4th floor. We have a day to simply explore the local streets. We don’t actually get that far, we’re accosted by tour guides who have a pretty shmick routine down. Something about how they ...
... stage is probably
harder to come by than the chance to travel, I see off my English companions
and stick around in Cairo. With the English water wings off, I get excited at
what looks to be a great week on the linguistic and friendships front as I’ll
be hanging out solely with Egyptians.
I’m not wrong, as it turns out, and topple into one of the
most off-the-wall, most fun weeks I’ve had since living here. From rehearsals
... very happy…apparently it is a bit of a novelty to be photographed with a tourist and people love novelty J
After the citadel we took a very long drive through crazy traffic as our driver forgot to take a turn off and we had to try to turn around, in peak hour on Thursday the last working day of the Cairo week. There was a crazy headache inducing amount of horn tooting going on. When we finally made it to Sultan Hassan Mosque every female but me had an ...