2019 was my first time in Egypt. This is my Cairo experience
Travel has been a great tool in my life for self-discovery and as long as I can remember, I had a calling for Egypt and the Mystique behind it, without understanding why I was so drawn to this great civilization. Growing up, I loved history and things like mythology, I’m not sure there was ever a time when visiting Egypt wasn’t on my travel bucket list. I wanted to see the tombs of the pharaohs and the ancient temples and the mighty Nile River. I wanted to visit the Pyramids and see all those exotic-sounding cities that I learned about in history class.
So Egypt has always been at the top of my bucket list and without ever having been there, I always felt connected to it somehow. All of my expectations for this vast country were superseded and any fears were quickly forgotten. The country and its people welcomed us with open arms and friendly faces, excited to see us and the prospect of an increase in tourism. Since the revolution in 2011, the country has been struggling to find its feet and rebuild its tourism.
My Egypt tour started on the 15th of July and ended on the 20th of the same month. Rotimi Bankole arranged it with Wakanow executing the trip arrangement. I am in no way endorsing them but I feel recognition should be given when it is due and so please check them out if you’re considering a trip in the future. They go to plenty of other places and I intend on using them again in the future.
WHERE TO START BUT THE PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT
Have you really been to Egypt if you don’t visit the Giza Pyramids? The Great Pyramid is one of the seven wonders of the world – the oldest and the only one still standing. The three pyramids located at Giza are still revealing their secrets. Tickets are required to enter the pyramid complex and I’d recommend purchasing an extra ticket to enter one of the pyramids. The passages are steep, dim, and dusty and the resulting tombs are empty, having been robbed centuries before. But the experience makes you feel a bit like Indiana Jones in Disneyland as you enter the small hot entryway in the rock and explore the galleries, while surrounded by others doing the same.
Keep in mind, entry is not recommended if you have asthma or claustrophobia.
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