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Egypt

Destination 7

The flight from India to Cairo, Egypt was $758 ouch. The flight was 4h30m with one layover. I cannot believe i am in africa right now, i dont remember the last time i've been this happy. Going to Africa has always been a dream of mine and I can finally say my dream is coming true. Alright, if youre planning on every travelling to egypt make sure you know the customs first, you always want to respect people if youre coming into their society. Make sure you are dressed appropriately, very modest and covered. Carry water though because I'm telling you, the desert is HOT and covered in clothing is not going to make it easier for you.

Cairo is one of the world's largest urban areas and offers many sites to visit. It is the administrative capital of Egypt and, close by, is almost every Egypt Pyramid. There are also ancient temples, tombs, gorgeous Christian churches, magnificent Muslim monuments, and of course, the Egyptian Antiquities Museum all either within or nearby to the city. The city is central to all the exciting places.

There were lots of tours within this city and i knew that there was so much i needed to tour guide to understand this place. I decided to follow in with the "Old Cairo Tour" which brought up to the earliest mosques and churches built in Egypt. We went to the Multi- Religious Compound, which was the oldest structure in Cairo. Multi Religious Compound

Multi Religious Compound

The tour took us also through the coptic museum and geave us a little history lesson that, to be honest, was quite boring.

Since there are no more famous sites in Egypt the great pyramids of Giza, that looks like its where im headed next. Most of the pyramids are closed off to the public but lucky for me the Great Pyramid of Khufu is accepting up to 150 visitors per day, so i guess tomorrow morning i have to go to the box office early and purchase myself a ticket before their all gone.

The pyramids are huge, and their like nothing you've ever seen before, walking through them you have to crouch because remember they werent as tall as you back then. There are many chambers and stair cases that lead to god knows where, theyre all blocked off. I would be a rebel and go in but im scared mummy's will come after me or it will cave in, man that'd be horrible. After that thought i was done with the pyramids, i had seen what i'd come for and now i was ready to leave.
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KENYA HERE I COME!!!!!

Posted by rachelribeiro 01:02 Archived in Egypt

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