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We started the day with a visit to the Giza pyramids and sphinx outside of Cairo.  These are the largest pyramids and one of the wonders of the world. These structures were built during the Old Kingdom 2700-2200 B.C. Each stone on the largest pyramid weighed 250 tons and the structure is over 400 feet high.  There is nothing to see inside the pyramids but we did take a camel ride around them and even got to trot a bit on the camels. 

Next, we toured Memphis which was the former capital of Egypt during the Memses Dynasty 3100-2700 B.C.  There are ruins here that are in fair shape.  The Sakkra or step pyramid was the next destination. 

Driving through the countryside we saw a lot of poverty.  People still using donkeys for transportation and children begging.  We had an early dinner at an Egyptian restaurant with a view of the pyramids and then attended a sound and light show around the pyramids and sphinx that we had visited in the morning.  Our day was not over though, on to the airport for a late flight to Luxor.

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McDonalds
McDonalds
Giza fast food
Giza fast food
Driving through town
Driving through town
Shopping
Shopping
Sphinx
Sphinx
Sphinx pose
Sphinx pose
Most famous pyramid
Most famous pyramid
Giza pyramid
Giza pyramid
Another Giza pyramid
Another Giza pyramid
Giza pyramid
Giza pyramid
Giza pyramids
Giza pyramids
View of city from pyramids
View of city from pyramids
Pyramid stones
Pyramid stones
Pyramid stones
Pyramid stones
Pyramid pose
Pyramid pose
Giza pyramids
Giza pyramids
Posing with tourist police
Posing with tourist police
Giza pyramids
Giza pyramids
Camel ride
Camel ride
Camel ride
Camel ride
Dad on camel
Dad on camel
The camels liked dad
The camels liked dad
Dad getting off camel
Dad getting off camel
Say cheese!
Say cheese!
Sister posing with new friend
Sister posing with new friend
Pyramid camel ride
Pyramid camel ride
Memphis temple
Memphis temple
Memphis ruins
Memphis ruins
Memphis ruins
Memphis ruins
Memphis ruins
Memphis ruins
Memphis ruins
Memphis ruins
Memphis ruins - Ramses II
Memphis ruins - Ramses II
Hieroglyphics on pyramid
Hieroglyphics on pyramid
Step pyramid
Step pyramid
Driving through town
Driving through town
Children go to school to learn a t…
Children go to school to learn a …
Carpet making school
Carpet making school
Carpet making school
Carpet making school
Carpet shopping
Carpet shopping
Hotel smoking bar
Hotel smoking bar
Lunch view of pyramids
Lunch view of pyramids
Hotel
Hotel
Giza sound and light show
Giza sound and light show
Giza sound and light show
Giza sound and light show
Giza sound and light show
Giza sound and light show
Giza sound and light show
Giza sound and light show
Giza sound and light show
Giza sound and light show
traffic nightmare
traffic nightmare
Cairo housing
Cairo housing
Driving through Cairo
Driving through Cairo
Driving through Cairo
Driving through Cairo
Driving through Cairo
Driving through Cairo
Giza
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