We can see the Great Pyramid from our hotel.
The Grand Gallery, nearly 50
meters long and 9 meters high.
Arrival at Cairo Airport in Egypt.
and the Sahara desert. I’ve seen probably
hundreds of documentaries, including
every kind of silly mummy movie, tv series,
cartoons, you name it.
Until now my highlight had been to be
able to visit the King Tutankhamun’s
traveling exhibit (3 times) when it came
to Los Angeles in 2005. I was fascinated
by it and it was the closest I thought I would
ever get to my wish. Well, this year, for
my birthday, my wife, Lupita, surprised
me with the most amazing gift I have ever
received, 10 days in the land of the
Pharaohs. I couldn’t believe it! As the
day approached for our trip I revisited my
Ancient Egypt books and videos, ran up
and down the stairs a little faster to get in
some kind of shape, (there’s a lot of walking
in the heat) bought appropriate weather
clothes, most importantly the shoes and
of course “desert clothes.” I need not have
worried since Lupita had made sure that
we were there during the most temperate
weather for Egypt, March/April, but even
then, it was too hot for my taste. I am a
cold weather person but I was determined to
endure and enjoy the trip no matter what.
Then at last the day came, we boarded
our flight to Rome and from there to Cairo.
It took a whole night and half a day but
the excitement and anticipation allowed
us to enjoy every minute of it. Finally, we
landed at Cairo Airport, met our guide,
Khalid, an Egyptologist and college
professor, and Mr. Ramada from Ask
Aladdin, our travel agency was waiting for
us. If you are planning to go to Egypt, make
sure to contact “Ask Aladdin” first. We were
pleasantly greeted with a first-class service
and professionalism. After we got briefed,
we were taken to our hotel to get some
rest, some food and to get ready for the
big following day. I couldn’t wait to begin
our journey back in time. Through the
evening haze from our hotel we could see
the Great Pyramid in the distance, an
At 6 a.m. the next morning we were on
our way to Giza, home of the Great Pyramid,
one of the eight wonders of the world.
The tunnel to the sarcophagus room.
A hot, painful and very hard climb.
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