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... take photos, but our newly befriended guard/guide began encouraging us to take photos and took some of the two of us for a small bribe, I mean fee. Inside there were several hieroglyphics and the first sarcophagus with inscriptions which is still located there.
Omar and another guard guided us through the tomb of Kegemni, the chief justice under Pharaoh Teti. This tomb had many beautiful drawings and lots of colour. Bill noticed that one slave was scraped ...
... persistent trying to sell you things, throwing comments and compliments ( for Bridge I could get 5000 camels and 3 chickens) in every direction. I had to refuse the offer as Bridge was worth at least 10000 camels! They were kind hearted but very persistent and it seemed to be a family affair with children as young as 2 working the tourists over. Even the security guards would try and make money by offering to take a photo of you or let you take a photo of them and then ask ...
I was happy to have Egypt behind me. I was rarely comfortable there and physically I was weak. Visiting Sudan had swam in my thoughts for a long time and Id already experienced the warm kindness of its people and was in need of some mothering.
It sounds strange that the only country I wasn’t nervous to travel in alone was apparently war torn.
... or make capers/rugs. As you driving up to the pyramids the sheer scale of these ancient structures start to stir butterflies in your stomach. Being over 4500 years old, on average around 60 metres high, you can't help look upon in absolute awe. As we drove closer the guide started to explain about the history of these pyramids and as the story unfolded whilst driving up to these ruins you are nothing short of transfixed in what your ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBarcelo Cairo Pyramids Giza
Barcello is located in the centre of town near the Giza strip. Great coffee shop around the corner and wonderful hotel with great service and excellent breakfast buffet,
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