FROM ATHENS TO EGYPT
Trip Start Aug 15, 2003
56Trip End May 01, 2009
It is a couple of days before our new destination.
I have already been there when young, but this time with my husband it is different. After having so many trips, I know that I have to carry only the necessary things so our suitcases are quite light. A week before flying I studied carefully the programme handed to us by the travel agent and I realized that the trip would be rather educational but tiring as well.
The reason is because we have to get up extremely early in the mornings. Most of the touring around starts at 6.30 before the sun goes up. Seeing this, I understood that by the end of the trip, both myself and my husband would be tired and we would then need another week's holidays to relax!! So, I decide to extend the trip and spend a week in Sharm El Sheikh on our own before coming back
It is the 15th of August today.
We fly with Egyptair at 19.30 late in the afternoon. We are a group of about 50 people! Oh my God!! I did not expect it to be like this...and I don't like it very much. But who knows...we might as well have a good time!!
Saturday the 16th.
After breakfast we have a tour around Cairo. The first visit is the National Museum. I remember the last time I was in Cairo was when I was about 12 or 13 years old. The photos I have from that trip, show a scared kid.....me! It was my first trip by plane and I must have been shocked seeing the crowds in the streets of Cairo - compared to those in Cyprus!!! Probably I was frightened when I saw the mummies!!! I have no idea.
We spent about 2 hours in the Museum...but it was too little. This is the disadvantage if you decide to go with a group.
We are now to the Pyramids, and the Sphinx. The mysterious Shinx presides over the GIZA necropolis. It is already nearly noon and it is very hot
Next we visit the Bazaar of KHAN EL KHALILI - very popular in Cairo, and many of the people in the group are anxious to walk in the streets of the Bazaar and do some bargaining. To be honest I am not very fond of this type of markets. It is ok for me if I walk and have a look around, but if I had another alternative I would not have gone there. The majority of the vendors could speak some words in Greek and tried to attract the attention of the group and some of the people got excited!!! I bought one or two souvenirs but the rest of the group spent much money there. The funniest thing of all is that the things bought at the bazaar can be found in Greece as well, so what's the use of carrying???
Besides, because I am a person who travels a lot, I try to avoid purchasing things on trips..... I save money for the following trip instead!!!