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Travel Blogs from Cairo
... s tomb and his own. To get to his we had to climb back up another small steep passage way and eventually we arrived in a big room with the sarcophagus. The room itself was just a plain concrete room but the sarcophagus was huge! Crazy crazy to be down there which was right in the middle of the entire pyramid!
After our steep climb back out of the pyramid we were off to see the Sphinx which was in the shadow of the great pyramid. It was very cool ...
... Egypt at all.
I had made prior arrangements to meet a group of teachers in New York so we could sit together and get acquainted. There was one family - two parents and two middle school kids. Very nice people. The others that were transitioning in New York didn't meet with us and we learned that the other family with kids decided not to come. The plane was HUGE! Nine rows across and at least 50 long. I was in seat 47C, on the aisle. The plane was not ...
- Trash & poop in streets
- Noise pollution including the incessant honking of horns
- Crazy bus drivers (drivers in general also)
- Overcrowded second class trains
- Being lost and getting run-around
- The ambiguous head wiggle (Still don't have clue what it means.)
- Inevitably loose or broken toilet seats
- hot ...
... a second life it prompted the ancient Egyptians to go to greats lenghts to symbolize and prepare for this "second life" which they believed was everlasting. This belief and a strong civilization led to advances in stone relief art, structural engineering and medical practices so far advanced that your constantly inspired and in awe when your face to face with historic pieces and their stories.
As we walked through the museum and ...
... and we really do stand out; you could feel the constant stares from the locals – yes we do look weird to them. I had the pleasure of getting my photo taken with several giggling local girls, who got a little too close to see if my eyes were really blue, or just pretend.
Late in the afternoon we boarded our – toilet-does-not work- tour- bus for a VERY long drive to Hurghada. A city on the Red Sea. ...