Amarante Pyramids Hotel
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... bent appearance. The Bent Pyramid was the first smooth sided pyramid to be built after previous step sided pyramids. We were able to go inside the Red Pyramid. It is quite the hike down into those pyramids: very steep inclines inside and short tunnels so you have to crouch down the entire time, sweating all the way. When we got deeper into the pyramid chambers it gave off a strong ammonia smell. Wouldn't want to stay in there for too long. These two pyramids were build ...
... on in the day. Great views from an observation area. Even in here we were constantly telling the vendors (as politely as we could) that we were NOT interested in their wares. I find it very entertaining watching Barry with them as he would stop and calmly stare them in the face saying - listen to me....I AM NOT INTERESTED. Or 'listen...I don't like it!!!!! Not quite sure why....you had to be there to see him but ...
... design is almost unchanged from the time of the Pharaohs'. We enjoy an hour long ride around Cairo it is very relaxing and enjoyable.
Now its to the Giza station to catch the sleeper train to Aswan. I have never been on a train so this is an experience. Have I mentioned how the washroom facilities compare to ours and the whole cleanliness issue? Well lets say that the train is interesting and fun but defiantly below the standards we are use too. ...
... the fact that they are still standing is outstanding! Next we visited the Egptian Museum. This old building is packed with over 120,000 artefacts that have been uncovered from excavation sites around the country. There is a whole room dedicated to the young king of Tutankhamen, who's tomb was found in 1922 full of gold and treasures which is quite rare as most of the tombs and temples that have been discovered have been empty due to being raided in ancient times. ...
... about saying anything that might insight a negative response, so as a general rule we nod or say nothing.
The last word, is about learning Arabic. Julie and John, my roomies, started learning through a program called Pimsleur. They have invited me to join, so each evening we sit in the living room and repeat Arabic words and phrases along with the program. So far, I can say Thank You -
Shokran; a little - Schwaya; and good bye - Ma'is selama. I have ...