*A day in Cairo, Egypt*

On our way home from Afrika in early March, it worked out for us to spend one day in Cairo before we continued on to Qatar for a few days.  We organized a hotel right by the airport and an afternoon tour to the Giza Pyramids before we left home.  The oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  I’m not posting these images because they do justice to how massive, gigantic, enormous the pyramids truly are…they are so big that it makes you want to start making up words.  I think only your eyes can really get that true image.  But they are amazing, and it’s incomprehensible how they built with stones of this size at these heights.  We viewed the 3 pyramids at Giza, walked thru the passage inside of the Second Pyramid to view a chamber and saw the Sphinx and enjoyed the barren, desert landscape with pyramids on the horizon.

The traffic in Cairo is UNBELIEVABLE!  We’ve travelled in countries that have insane traffic but we were frightened in Cairo.  Never been in so many “nearly-accidents” in our lives.  If there’s meant to be 4 lanes of traffic (which there isn’t always painted lines), it will be 8 vehicles wide on the road and just inches between cars.  A lot (most) of vehicles have scrapes down the sides, dents, mirrors torn off…it’s an adventure to drive across the city!

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The Great Pyramid ~ 137m in height and the largest Egyptian pyramid
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From photographs I envisioned that you could walk up these pyramids like steps, this was taken a couple levels up from the bottom of the Great Pyramid.

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Sphinx ~ the head (wisdom) of man and body (strength) of a lion

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20 May 2010 - 12:28 pm

shauna - Wow, those are pretty sweet! i liked the camel up close the colors and whatever looked nice. I want to go there :)

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