• experiencing the pyramids of Giza and the streets of Cairo…

    February 15, 2018

     


    I had a business meeting in Cairo and my youngest daughter, Giovanna had a few days off from school … so I took her with me to see the pyramids in Giza and experience Cairo.

    I take each of my girls on a trip (just the two of us) to adventure and experience.  Giovanna is 14 years old.  Last year, I took her to see the Gorillas in Rwanda … and this year it worked out well to take her to visit the pyramids.  I am taking my oldest daughter, Maire to Japan in 6 weeks …

    Ideally, these trips/adventures are opening their eyes to the world.

    The flight from Dubai to Cairo is very easy 3 hours.  We arrived at 10 am and quickly got through customs and out of the airport.

    We stayed at the Four Seasons Giza … as soon as we checked into the hotel, we went off to experience the Cairo museum.
    To be honest, I am not a museum person … and I reluctantly went and only did so because Sophie insisted I take Giovanna see it ….

    The above photo is of a mural that was carved in stone … it took up the entire wall in the museum..and it glow-ed beautifully.

    The museum was packed … and luckily, a sweet Egyptian woman came up to us and sold me on her being our guide … she was great and I advise getting a guide for anyone going to the Cairo museum.

    The above large statue of Ramus and his wife was so massive that the museum was built around it.

    The Cairo museum has 1,000s of artifacts … it is unbelievable how you can touch the majority of the many 1,000+-year-old items.

    Although the museum was crowded, it is big and spread out enough so it wasn’t too bad.  We visited the museum for nearly 3 hours.  I paid extra to go into the mummy room – to see mummies.

    After the museum, we went back to the hotel and got ready for dinner.  I was on day 35 of my 40-day water fast, so I was not eating .. but I wanted to take Giovanna to the best restaurant in Cairo, and I was told the best restaurant in Cairo is “Sequoia” which is directly on the Nile.

    The restaurant is gorgeous.  We sat a few feet from the Nile.  While Giovanna ate her Mediterranean vegetarian meal, I enjoyed a cigar and a bottle of water.

    After dinner, we walked back to our hotel – walking in the streets of Cairo at 8 pm was a brilliant experience.   It took us about 90 minutes to walk back to the hotel, but we had a great time walking and experiencing the city.

    The next morning, I had organized for our private tour guide to take us to the Pyramids at 7:30 am…

    I wanted to be at the pyramids as early as possible to beat the tourists.

    I have visited the …

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