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On Thursday we finally made it out to Giza and environs, hiring a car and guide for the day. It having been 14 years since I last visited the Great Pyramids (with Cristina) and almost 29 years (ouch!) since I saw them for the first time, I was very interested to see them again and curious to see if the encroaching Giza suburbs would diminish thier …
“You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not.
‘Have you found joy in your life?’ 'Has your life brought joy to others?’”
- Carter …
"From the oldest of times, people danced for a number of reasons. They danced in prayer... or so that their crops would be plentiful... or so their hunt would be good. And they danced to stay physically fit... and show their community spirit. And they danced to celebrate." And that is the dancing we're talking about. Aren't we told in Psalm 149 " …
... that I'm sure we'll never forget. From there it was off to see the Sphinx. There we got to walk around the Sphinx that has had to be dug out of the ground since the sand has continued to rise around it. I will say that I was a little disappointed by the size, for some reason I thought it was bigger, but the detail of the feet and tail that I hadn't seen in pictures before did not let me down. We went to a market for intermission... There we sat down ...
... at Midnight, our driver picked us up and drove us 2 hours to Mount Sinai, he let us off at the base of the mountain at 2 AM, It was dark and we didn't have flash lights, but the moon was very bright so we could see our way pretty good. It was cold, and windy but once we started walking it got warm pretty fast. I was with 6 other people who were staying across form me in Dahab, (all Americans going to School here in Cairo) they were really nice, and funny, our guide had us ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed