The Pyramids

Don’t worry dedicated sewing readers. I have maybe two or three more posts about my trip and then I’ll be back to my fabric, sewing, vintage machine obsession.

To be honest with you, I was so busy leading up to my trip that I didn’t focus too much on the Egypt / sightseeing portion. I got in to Cairo around 3:00 a.m on Friday morning and was out the door at 8:00 to do the tourist thing. And let me tell you, it’s AMAZING!!

The three ‘main’ Giza pyramids are so much bigger than I imagined. Almost 400 feet tall! That’s me on the sitting on just the first level. Each block is almost as tall as I am. The other shot is trying to shoot up the pyramid.

You can of course also buy cheap and tacky gifts about five feet away from the Giza pyramids. That and KFC and Pizza Hut. I’m not kidding. I don’t have a photo but the tourism side didn’t keep up with the development side in Cairo. So apartments, stores, banks and restaurants are in viewing distance and less than 1/4 of a mile from the pyramids.

Then again, it’s so ancient and old I guess you get used to it? I feel like I remember things being really close to to sites in Florence too.

This little pyramid (on the right) behind the main three was built for a pharohs wife to be buried with him. This way when he crossed over, he could take her with him.

I cannot express to you how neat it is to see something like these pyramids. Wait until you see the temples and sphinx avenue from Luxor!

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