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Travel Blogs from Cairo
... see the buds that represented birth, the flowers that represented life and the bundles that represented afterlife. Columns are stems, stalks and flowers of the plants.
Nobody lived in the temples. The temple was the seat of ruling, a school to teach man, a place of healing, a place for socializing, and a court for justice.
Temple leads you straight to the sanctuary like light, the floor raises lifting you from your earthly (stairway to heaven) ...
... only 10 of us plus Will) that we all got on spectacularly. The meeting was a mix of info about the trip and getting to know each other. The itinerary for the trip is roughly as follows:
Day 1: Arrival day and group meeting
Day 2: Cairo Museum and Pyramids at Giza, board overnight train to Aswan
Day 3: Arrive Aswan, visit Philae Temple and Nubian Village
Day 4: Abu Simbel temples, board our felucca and start sailing down the ...
... giving his word that we
will take twenty minutes to buy a T-shirt, and twenty minutes to find the
institute. I’m taken by the arm and find myself being led like a flailing teddy
bear through the metro, up and down stairs, on and off of trains, into a
minibus and off again, and then through the packed souks of Khan al Khalili to
find the aged genie of a merchant from whom the band had bought their shirts.
Some haggling and a blur ...
We finally got to bed at about 3am but were being collected at 10am for a tour to Saqqara, Dashur and Memphis, so not a lot of sleep. We had booked a day tour to see the oldest pyramids which are about 25km south of Giza. When we arrived, there was just us and two other tourists. The problems since the 2011 Revolution have meant a massive drop in tourists not to mention riots, no police, no petrol (massive queues outside petrol stations - infact ...