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... to brutally emotional painting adorning the walls in and around the square.
Once we had seen and snapped this it was time for our last adventure, trying to get a taxi that would run the meter for 2 tourists during peak time in Tahrir Sq, after about 20mins we finally got one and we were on our way.
Back at the hotel we organised an airport transfer and breakfast box for 6:30am before one again defaulting to room service and getting an early night.
Next stop Greece.....
... still living in Cairo. There was a big event going on at the Opera House they invited me to, so me Jacob, the only other tourist I've met so far, headed over. There was an apparently very popular Egyptian rock band performing (or at least performing popular songs), so that was a pretty good time. The crowd was younger and more "cosmopolitan," so you could even chat with the Egyptian girls without too many dirty looks. I need to backtrack for a moment and mention that Cairo ...
... I will be visiting them. There are street vendors with fruits and veggies, there are little stores with fruits and veggies and packaged goods, and there are larger shops with groceries. There are also a myriad of restaurants serving everything from Subway to Chinese to Italian.
Let me tell you about Road 233. That is right behind our apartment/flat. It is shop after shop after shop; everything from bagels to light bulb shops, to fabric shops, to ...
... after that. We bought peanut M&M's, Lays chips, mixed nuts and red Lipton tea for lunch at 3:00. The last stop was a restaurant and a small zoo with a flamingo, ostriches, goats, llamas, other birds and deer.
All in all it was smooth sailing until we hit a traffic jam in Cairo! We arrived at the Marriott after 7:00 and I was glad to be out of a moving vehicle!
We checked in, took a ...
... The average weight of these blocs in 2,5 tonnes. The construction and engineering of these pyramids is a wonder in itself.
As we explored the plateau, we decided to climb into the smaller of the six pyramids: Mikerinos' mother's tomb. Our descent was 12 meters deep and 20 meters far. Sebastien was worried to have arrows shooting out, as well as a big rock and mummies coming after us. At the end of our descent, we discovered an empty tomb, simply. Not ...