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We spent 3 nights in Cairo seeing the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili Souk, and the Pyramids of Giza! Then it was off the Sharm El Shiekh for 5 days of diving the Red Sea!! It was a great trip!!!
Tuesday 2nd October, 15:15 pm Well - we made it. At least I did - Rod still hasn't stirred but I am assuming he is still alive. We actually arrived in Cairo at about 00:45. We then looked for our guide. We have arranged a tour for two weeks which will start tomorrow and he was supposed to "meet and greet" us at the airport. After not seeing him at …
... the taxi he begged for more money.
Dahab is a dive town. Our stay at Canyon Estate was by far our best accommodation in Egypt. Lorenzo, an Italian diving instructor owns the resort, which sat empty but for us and one other guest. At first we were dismayed by the emptiness and seclusion of the resort. (There were plenty of resorts around, all near/empty. The town itself is but a "one camel town". All the developments are relatively new and in ...
... these guys went to ensure their bodies would be in good shape - and their wealth in tact to last them in the after-life. Some even buried their scrubbed clean organs (in jars) 100's of metres away and 10's metres below the ground away from the main pyramid, in case someone robbed the tomb destroying the body - the Sun God could still use the organs to create a new body for the old soul to inhabit.
Funny to think they worshipped the ...
... pyramid simultaneously. Each machine is serviced by large teams of men and animals resupplying building blocks to be lifted or carrying counterweight material up the ramps to the building level. The whole process is labor intensive but by using the “shaduf” it is possible.
We move on to the Crooked Pyramid. It is unique for two reasons. The first is it is crooked and no one knows why. Some experts speculate the builders decided to reduce ...
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