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Travel Blogs from Cairo
Do you know any adults who have given up on their personal legend?
My grandmother (mom's mom) always dreamed of being a writer, and having her work published or made into shows. She worked on writing for 25 years, some of her scrips she gave up on and a few got stolen. She wrote a book, and right at the end she gave up. She wasn't brave and she didn't take risks. Her life was difficult, so when things that didn't NEED to happen were too difficult, she gave up. ...
... ago. It is hard to image how it would be accomplished even today!
The first pyramid is the largest of the three and was built by Khufo and is currently 139 meters tall. The second is the second largest, 1 meter shorter, was build by his son, Khafre. It still has the exterior limestone at the peak. The third pyramid was build by Khufo's grandson Menkaure and is 1/10 the size of the great pyramid.
Omar left us to explore. We were approached by several ...
... skin, and all
you could hear was the murmuring of the wind and the sand beneath your
The Great Pyramid and Sphinx was exactly that – great! There
were hawkers, camels and donkeys by the droves all offering the same wares. The
hawkers are an embarrassment to the Egyptian Tourist Guides who are apologetic
even before you reach the site. We
didn’t seem to have a problem though, but there were many other tourists ...
... the rot in grimy tin shacks that sprouted from
the refuse, some trying to improve their situation, others just sat in the dust
at the side of the road. A lot of beggars were children and had terrible
disfigurements; they stared at me as I rolled by. What tough lives these
children were living, I felt riddled with guilt for my own privileged
upbringing. I could go back to my safe home anytime, my hardship was ...
... experience despite the unaccustomed levels of intimacy at times!!
The rest of the day was spent between the safari club and the pool. Luckily they were both in the same place so we didn't have to walk far. We missed a message from Wael about the sound and light show so now we are doing it after our trip to Alexandria on Saturday.
Tomorrow we are off to do a tour of Cairo in the morning then chilling by the pool in the afternoon. It is a tough gig but someone has to do it.