I had to remove some pictures on the side of my site and I feel I need to put them back.
In Egypt ( I still can't believe we were really there), we saw so many wonderful sites. The kids went into the smaller Pyramid which is about 3500 years old. Little Rialey still remembers that but other memories are not as clear. I wanted to go in but you had to bend over a lot and I wasn't sure if my knees would make it so I stayed out side and touched the Pyramids. It was so surreal! Imagine, actually being in Egypt and visiting the Pyramids! What a wonderful vacation and since I love ancient history, this was truly a dream come true.
We had our camel ride after the kids came out of the Pyramid. The tour guide tried to get me to negotiate with a camel owner but I had already paid for the camel ride and I don't think he knew that. Finally I said I am not paying because I already paid it and had the paper work. He called his boss and it was agreed to give us our camel ride but we only received 15 minutes instead of the half hour. Once the guide knew he had to give us the camel ride, he and the camel owner talked like old friends. They worked together so I guess they try to get tourist to pay a lot more for the ride. Fortunately for me, I booked all my tours prior to leaving on our cruise.
This is one piece of advise I'd say you should do before you go on any vacation with tours; check out the prices and pre-book if possible. It can save you a lot of money.
When I look at the pictures now, I can't believe how big Rialey grew! He is a handsome and growing young boy. I really hope you enjoy the pictures of Egypt. We saw some very sad sights like people begging in the streets and on the side of the roads. There is a water canal but it is filled with trash and people were searching through the trash. I handed out lots of American dollar bills.
We didn't get to the famous markets because of the horrible tour guide who just wanted me to go to his merchants because he gets a kick back. I purchased a necklace and they said it was gold, but after swimming in the pool on the ship, it turned green and the jewelry store on the ship looked at it and said it was brass. Shame of me for falling for that gag, but never again!
We stayed overnight at a 5 star hotel. The security was excellent and breakfast was included. Unfortunately the pool closed at 6 pm, why we couldn't find out. Our room was facing the Pyramids but the smog was so thick, we couldn't see anything at all. Behind the hotel, there were lots of people who made make-shift houses out of cardboard & other material. It was sad to see this while we were inside a beautiful hotel.
The people of Egypt are wonderful people and so friendly. I feel bad now that I negotiated down prices on a few things I was able to buy. There were so many bazaars and markets I wasn't able to see because of our tour guide. I did file a complaint against him when I got home and they said they will do something because they don't want customers unhappy. This guy was literally right in my face. Even Layla said to him, leave my grandmother alone. It was like he didn't hear you.
Anyway, my trip was awesome. There are so many more things I want to see in Egypt and I will return one day. For now, Thanks for reading and enjoying my blog!
|These pictures are from MyMemoriesSuite. They are great.|
|Close up of the Pyramid|
|Another view of Cairo, see the smog in the background|
|Kids coming out of the smaller Pyramid|
|They say this hole is for circulation|
|Little guy is pointing to the Pyramid|
|The smaller Pyramid with the 3 small Pyramids. They say it is for the wives|
|He could really handle his camel.|
|Here we are!!|
|Garbage on the street.|
|We saw lots of horse and buggies.|
|Kids going into the small Pyramid|
|Yes, we are pointing, we made it!|
|Yes, I conquered it!|
|I love this picture.|
|Layla took this picture & I love it.|