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Travel Blogs from Giza

Drifting Down The Nile

A travel blog entry by gregd999

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... drove us own to the Nile (as you do) and hired us a private felucca to sail down the river while we had lunch. Felucca's are sailing boats with distinctive triangular sails, which have one big drawback when tourists want to hire them on windless days, so the poor crewman had to pole us up river against the current for three quarters of an hour, before allowing us to drift all the way back down. It's obviously not the Nile that the Pharaoh's ...

Giza - On the way to the Pyramids

A travel blog entry by williamnguyen

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The Alchemist and I began to ride. We crossed the desert day by day. The Alchemist taught me how to immerse myself in the desert - listening to my heart. Next few days, there were some armed tribesmen approved and searched our belongings. Next more few days, there were many tribesmen asked if we were spies. Then, the Alchemist told them that I brought money to their tribe. In addition, he also told ...

Great Pyramids: Mission Accomplished!

A travel blog entry by damangela

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... the pyramids. What a strange juxtaposition! Pizza Hut and KFC in a town where donkeys and horses scrounge for food in trash cans. The animals we rode have open sores and lesions on their bodies from metal bits and harnesses. Jackson was clearly not a happy camel. The horses, although only 2 and 4 years old, looked beat down already. I’m sorry to the animals for not having the courage to turn down a pushy salesman. I hold fast to my resolve never to make any beast bear my ...

"Egypt is the gift of the Nile"- Herodotus

A travel blog entry by theresabill

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... of a sarcophagus and a fairly large chamber. We had to climb down a shallow stairway, then back up again. It seemed like we traveled a fair distance inside the pyramid, but in reality we probably went in a quarter of the way or less.

We did not stop at the third pyramid, but drove up a hill to take photos of all three pyramids together. It was a spectacular view!

We then drove to the site of the Sphinx. Omar told us about the three types os ...

Into Egypt

A travel blog entry by r-k-worldtrip

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... Sakahra district ones being even older, being the precursor 'bench' or 'step' style pyramids, around 4,700 years old. There are only 206 in total, because only people of truly royal blood line were allowed to have this style of burial. If a King married a commoner (as did one king with 32 wives most of whom were not of royal stock), these queens were not considered truly of royal blood and were buried in 'benches' not pyramids. Amazing ...