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... as it was just an empty stone room preceded by a stone passage - no hieroglyphics or anything anywhere. Since they told me the great pyramid was exactly the same, I didn't go in there & we went to see the boat instead.
This was an amazing structure that had been beautifully restored over 14 years! It was discovered after a photographer's tripod leg accidentally fell into the hole at the entrance to this!
... was BIG. 20 years of 100,000 (part/full time) workers to construct this bad boy. Until the Eiffel tower, it was the largest man-made building in the world. Our guide was clear to point out that the famers on the off season were the ones that built this for their gods/king. In return the king fed them and took care of their medical issues (probably caused by hauling massive rocks around). Anyway, twenty years of hard labor to make a massively impressive ...
... which by coincidence was just across the street; and once again Barry was happy as it was in his Lonely Planet Book. We decided to return later on.
Hedi and I were getting so much attention and at one time went ahead only to be stopped by a guy who stood immediately in front of us rambling on. I couldn't understand anything except what I think was the word sex?!? Hedi shooed him away, especially since he was pretty ...
... there are sites!) in the desert. Driving on sand dunes is no walk in the park - I liken it to driving through Chicago following a bad ice storm - but our fearless guide and driver, Wahed (self proclaimed King of the Desert), navigated us safely through the desert, including down a 3 story high dune. Highlights of the trip included the black desert (aptly named), collecting star rocks (actually fossils but they look like black stars), ...
... br> 3=Average, Some long and tough days with shorter less challenging days mixed in, environment and terrain are more of a factor;
4=Challenging, Longer days, harsher environments (eg temperature, winds) and terrain (rough dirt, gravel roads) become a factor;
5=Hard, Expect lots of climbing, long days and bad roads. Expect the unexpected. Train with days like this in mind and come prepared to suffer.
Far Out Factor: 3/5
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