Overnight tour in Cairo
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December 4th, 2009 – by: chebella82
First stop was Sakkara, to see the step pyramid, the first type of pyramid, and we went inside the Titi pyramid.
After a full day of sightseeing, next on our itinerary was our dinner cruise down the Nile! This was really great, we went with Maxim cruises and the food was fantastic, the bellydancer was excellent, and the whirling dervish was interesting. It was romantic floating down the nile with my boyfriend and seeing all the city lights :D.
Then it was on to the sound and lights show, a laser lights show on the Giza plateau with a voice telling you about Egypt's history.
day 2 in Cairo- we woke up to a wonderful view of the great pyramids :D what a great way to start the morning. then we were off to Coptic Cairo. This was one of the highlights of the trip for me. We went to see the gorgeous Hanging Church, wow, the pictures of this place that i saw online prior to the trip don't come close to doing it justice.
and then, finally, we were on the way to the Giza Plateau!!! I was so excited to see it, i was worried that my expectations were too high and that i'd be let down... but , not even close! it was one of the best days ever, climbing onto the Great Pyramid and seeing the Sphinx right in front of me, after all those years of seeing it in pictures and movies. We also took a camel ride, that our tour guides arranged for us- we heard that if you try to do it on your own you might get taken advantage of- and that was really fun. Then we had another delicious lunch, stopped by a store for some last minute shopping (oh yeah i ordered a beautiful cartouche silver necklace with my name engraved in hieroglyphics- it was also cheaper than the ones they sold onboard the ship), we looked at some papyrus demonstration thing, and then the drive back to Alexandria to board the ship in time for another wonderful RCCL dinner :D
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