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Having survived crossing the road the next challenge is to find a taxi and reach our destination. No problem with hailing a taxi but explaining where you wish to go and negotiating a price is another matter.
For our first excursion we got the hotel reception to call the taxi and give directions...this worked well but turned out to be an expensive option, relatively. Taxi fares are very cheap as are ...
... that are separated by the Nile River - on one side is Cairo, and the other is Giza. Giza is where the pyramids are located.
As we drove over the bridge into Giza, you can just see the tops of the 3 pyramids peeking out over the city proper. It's shocking how close these massive, iconic structures are to the modern city. It reminded me a bit of Rome, or of Athens... the modern city has sprung up around these ancient ruins. You'll be driving or walking along, ...
... we all became a bit flustered when the 'carpet guide' wanted to take us upstairs to the even bigger showroom....as we knew a serious hard sell was about to follow. So Barry in his usual entertaining way explained in no uncertain terms that we did not want to go upstairs. We figured it was just better not to go in the first place. We had only stopped at this place as it was Yessa's attempt to find us a market. I ...
... 90tons. It is beautiful but who it represents is still unknown.
We then move on to Sakkara and the oldest pyramid of all, the pyramid of Djoser built by the great architect Imoteph. Again this is just an amazing piece of history to be in the presence of. Intensive restoration work is being done to try to save this pyramid. The area also has the mummification temple and the courtyard where Djoser held festivals and events to prove ...
Our room's balcony overlooked the Nile River with a wonderful view of Cairo. We had dinner on the patio facing the Nile at one of the hotel's many restaurants.
The next morning we met our Egyptologist and Program Director Amr Shaheen. Little did we know he was going to give us the best and most enjoyable tour of Egypt imaginable. His passion for and knowledge of Ancient Egypt was incredible. He made every site we ...