The first of my big international travels as a civilian.
Not a bad place to start. Some pretty dramatic stuff.
Um.. the Pyramids... The Sphinx... The Nile...
The trip began in Cairo. I was there with the then girlfriend Wendi.
It was her idea to check the place out.
Day one took us to the Egypt Museum where we saw the guts of
Tut (cue Steve Martin)
and the original copy of the Rosetta Stone. .
After that we went to the Citadel where Wendi was incredibly popular .
The next day was a variety of Pyramids, the big 3,
With some good pictures of the monsters.
Sadly we arrived too late to explore the largest pyramid, however,
we did get to go into the smallest of the three.
From the outside, and deep inside.
Now just as a general matter of note, there are pyramids ALL OVER travels/99-Egypt.
The ones most of us know about just had better P.R.
After we left the Pyramids, we took a camel
to the Sphinx.
Later we saw the first (Steppe) Pyramid, and then we traveled to the Valley of the Kings and into their tombs. . Outside we saw where Tut was found. and on leaving the Valley, we stopped at the Colosi of Memnon.
OK, to be honest, this write up is coming 5 years after the trip. I remember the trip, but some of the details are beginning to fade.
Here are some of the other Key Points.
A plane ride South to Aswan, where we saw a pretty impressive dam .
With Aswan Lake on one side, and the Nile on the other .
We took a shot hike and checked out the Nasser Monument outside and in before we left.
The whole travels site is a work in progress (and memory tasking) so without the tales, here are a few other cool sites from our travels in travels/99-Egypt.