Pyramids! And More!
Trip Start Jan 17, 2009
19Trip End Feb 06, 2009
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Overcast (dusty) this morning as we head out of Cairo toward Giza. It once was separate from Cairo, but now it's just a continuation of the city, reached through a wide blvd. We see the top of the Great Pyramid towering over the apartment buildings. We drive all the way around to get a view of all 3 together. Photo op is a battle of wits with some locals who keep trying to get into the picture and then ask for some money for taking their picture.
We all walk over to the camel herd where the head guy matches each of us with a particular camel. The plan is to ride over to the nearest P by camel. I can't get my leg over the saddle, so my camel leader pulls out a stirrup from under the blanket. And off we go! Hanging on when they rear themselves up is a bit scary- feels like you're going over their head. Luckily, it's a short ride.
We get back on the bus and ride around to the front again to visit the sphinx. Very large crowd of all nationalities. Pose for a group shot.