Saturday, October 11, 2008

A little too fancy for our taste...

So we arrived in Cairo last night, and went straight to our hotel. We didn't have time to go anywhere else, so we just ate at the hotel. Even though it's at a 5 star hotel, dinner last night tasted like a mediocre Caribbean resort. Today we got take out at a local Egyptian place, and the food was a lot better.

We woke up early in the morning, and went to 3 main areas. Firstly, we went to Dashur, to see the Bent and Red Pyramids. We went inside the Red was so tight and small, and very hot and stuffy inside, but worth it. The whole area is near a military restricted zone, so there are some areas that are off limits. We did meet some Egyptian soldiers, that were trying to sell us camel rides.

We then went to Memphis, which is the ancient Egyptian capital. The Nile Valley in this area is very lush, with many farms growing everything from cabbage to dates...

The last place we visited was Saqqara, where the first pyramid was built... the Step Pyramid.

Tonight we will smoke some sheesha and tomorrow off to Giza!!

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