Cairo Sweet Home
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... was whether to ‘race’ or not - i.e. carry a timing chip and have your time measured. Along with many others, decided to join in with this - see just how many hours longer it takes me than the fast guys. Looked for a while that there were only 3 of the girls doing the timing - Laura, Paige and me and as Laura is stopping at Victoria Falls and not going the full way, then by default Paige and I would automatically come first and second for the ...
... to Cairo airport by the Viking representative and checked in by him. There were few problems because Lufthansa pilots were on strike, but was
sorted out by United. Soon we were on our way home after the most wonderful trip of a lifetime and a greater understanding of the remarkable Ancient Egyptians. It was a great group
and we made a lot of new friends
Thank You, Viking River Cruise and Amr Shaheen!
We decided to go to the markets to buy some foods. The foods we bought weren't common in America. They were pretty good to me and had a reasonable price. We went to the markets that sold souvenirs. I found a a little model of the sphinx. I decided to purchase the sphinx. It was apparently a little bank for coins. After that we went back to our hotel room. We packed up our gear for tomorrow and went to ...
... I finally spotted two women in niqabs. I had been expecting to see a lot more women completely covered up, but even in my flight I counted only three women wearing colourful headscarves, which seemed more of a fashionable ascessory to me than a symbol of female oppression.
After I cleared immigrations I seized my chance to go to the toilet, before my efficient guide showed up again with his next commands. Indeed, as soon as I grabbed my luggage from the belt, there ...
... on. Walking toward the magnificent, looming ancient structures. As we pass the ticket office, some local tout is being held across the neck by a horse whip, held by the guy behind him. Just ignore, we were taught.. just ignore.
Despite significant signage, people are clambering all over the Great Pyramid of Khufu, a standing directly in front of us. There’s 2.3 million blocks of limestone weighing anywhere between 2 and 4 tonnes piled almost perfectly up to ...