Cairo is a short 2 hour bus ride from Alexandria, which is the second largest city in Egypt.
Everyone on the tour bus was sleeping. Most of us work nights and had the day off. I felt sorry for the guide, who felt compelled to give her whole speech on the way there. Felicity was even prepared with ear plugs! Wake me up when we get to the Pyramids..
A lot of the buildings are unpainted and unfinished, apparently to avoid taxes.
One of our stops was the Papyrus factory, where a man demonstrated how they make papyrus. Egyptian stuff was then painted on the paper and sold from $10 up. You could get your name written in heiroglyphics if you wanted.
We saw the Cairo museum, which was amazing and warrants a whole day. I didn’t get to see the mummy roon, but I did see the trappings that King Tut was buried with. It was truly amazing, the amount of necklaces and acoutraments that were in his tomb.
Also amazing were some sarcophaguses from 200 AD, that had faces painted on them that looked like Christian icons.
We only had 20 minutes there.
I picked the smaller one and walked around it. I had seen people climbing up the other side when we were driving up there, and wanted to do that. It looked small all of a sudden. I wondered if I could climb to the top!
This is actually a picture of me, sitting on the Pyramid. Since I took it myself on the timer mode, (luckily no-one made off with my camera) you can see me if you click on the picture to enlarge it. My head is somewhere on the bottom left.
This camel is for Robyn