Went out on Holiday to Egypt – sharm and took a one day Cairo trip – went to the cairo museum and the pyramids and had an absolutely lovely time! xx
Definitely worth doing and they are absolutely spectacular! the sun hits them in the most beautiful way and you can understand why they were made for the pharaohs xx
A DEFINITE MUST SEE. 2 weeks ago
Me and my sister 2 months ago
Hoilday in Egypt in 2009 with my parents we seen all the pyramids and sights of Egypt in one great but painfully long coach trip.. this is just one of the photos as they were very against using cameras 2 months ago
Trip cancelled in 2011 due to revolution, but we made it this year! 15 months ago
So crazy to see… 19 months ago
Before I head to Oktoberfest in Germany, the first Leg of my trip is going to take me to Cairo for 4 days this September. Hopefully everything stays peaceful and there won’t be any travel restrictions! 22 months ago
This has always been something that I’ve wanted to do. When my kids asked what the Great Pyramid was like, how big it was, we decided to do it.
We hired a guide, which I would do again. We read many books before going. While there, we rode a camel. This was tougher with little children, but we kept the ride short and enjoyed it all the same.
You can’t climb to the top, but you can climb up to the entrance. We didn’t go inside – perhaps we can do that next time. 2 years ago
Egypt was everything I hoped it would be… exotic, cultural and historical.
Most first-time tourists will get some culture shock. I want people to know what to expect once you get there: pollution, poverty, hoards of harassing street vendors, and terrible traffic. But once you have that in perspective, the splendors are breathtaking.
I can’t fully express what it’s like to be dwarfed by a structure that has withstood countless wars, natural disasters and over 3500 years.
Random thoughts and memories about Egypt:
-Going inside the Great Pyramid can make you a little claustrophobic, and it really is an empty room with an empty tomb. But how many people can say they went inside a pyramid?
-Do not acknowledge vendors. Just keep a stern look on your face, don’t make eye contact, and don’t say ANYTHING. Not even “No.” Just keep walking.
-Great tip: don’t slide down the edge of the pyramid unless you intend on spraining an ankle.
-Don’t ignore said ankle injury until the last minute. You’ll be limping around the Cairo Museum, laying down on a bench screaming in agony, be wheeled around on a wheelchair by a guard that’s dying to be speed racer, hang onto said wheelchair for dear life as they carry you down the stairs, get a shot in the butt at the museum clinic, and be absolutely grateful for the doctor and assistants at the clinic for taking great care of me. At least I got to see the King Tut exhibit… so worth it!
-I totally expected the Nile River Cruise to be a cold, flimsy boat. Instead I got a 4 star floating hotel. It only housed 60 people, but I’d take this over those huge Carnival boats anyday.
-God I love the people in my group!
-One of the most exciting times of my life: seeing people in the streets after Egypt wins the African Cup for soccer.
-One of the most fearful times of my life: seeing people in the streets after Egypt wins the African Cup for soccer.
-Flaming aerosol cans, people chanting and dancing, flags waving, 5 people on motorcycles, 50 people crammed onto a truck and completely ignoring traffic laws, national and team pride, and a group that just wanted you to join in on the festivities.
-I will always stop in amazement at hieroglyphics, structures and drawings that have lasted 1000’s of years. No matter how many temples look the same.
-King Tut’s skeleton is much smaller than you’d ever expect. And it’s completely draped from neck to ankle. All you see is the head and feet. But it was great to see the golden sarcophagus in the stone tomb.
-The library of Alexandria is magnificent and so was our tour guide: Aida Farhoud, she rocked!
-The absolute best part of Alexandria was lunch at the rooftop of the Windsor Palace Hotel with the most beautiful view of the Mediterranean. Not to mention celebrating my birthday there!
-Cairo is good. Alexandria is great. Luxor is awesome.
-Having a great tour guide is invaluable. Thanks Hisham Mansour!
-I love my family
-Total Cost of a trip to Egypt: $1500. Spending your birthday in Egypt: PRICELESS. 2 years ago
When I initially had this goal in mind I was thinking the Egyptian pyramids. However, I think this goal is partially completed b/c I did see Mayan pyramids on my vacation in Mexico.
These count! 2 years ago
hi everyone, i’m already living in Egypt
i can help you with your visit if you would like to on my off-work days
if you really willing for this, PM me or comment here :) 2 years ago