The Petryk's Round-The-World Adventure 2007/2008 travel blog

Ticket booth at The Pyramids of Giza

The Great Pyramid at Giza (1)

Mounted Tourist Police

Nick at Giza

The Second Pyramid at Giza

The Great Pyramid at Giza (2)

Barb, Andy and Yuka and The Great Pyramid

Barb and The Great Pyramid

The Pyramids at Giza (1)

The Pyramids at Giza (2)

The Pyramids at Giza (3)

NIck and Barb and The Pyramids at Giza

The Sphynx and The Second Pyramid

The Sphynx (1)

The Sphynx (2)

The Sphynx and The Great Pyramid

The Sphynx (3)

Nick and The Sphynx

Barb and The Sphynx

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Poonam and Virun on the overnight train to Aswan

Hanna and Yuka on the overnight train to Aswan

Chantel and Lucy on the overnight train to Aswan

This morning we met the remaining two members of our tour; Varun and Poonam, a young Indian couple from England. They arrived late as a result of flight delays in London. After breakfast we made our way by van to Giza and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. At long last after almost forty years, I was about to see one of the seven ancient wonders of the world that has intrigued me since grade six and Barb and I were not disappointed. We even had the opportunity to walk down into The Second Pyramid and see the burial chamber of one of the Kings of Ancient Egypt. We had to stoop down to make our way down a narrow passage to a central walkway and then stoop again to walk up another narrow passage to the area of the burial chamber. There were small tunnels to let air in but it was still quite suffocating and you wondered whether there was enough air in the chamber for everyone that was in there to breathe. It was a little claustrophobic.... we made our way back out and we were absolutely soaking wet from the heat and humidity, and happy to be on the outside again. Our next stop was the was hard to believe that we were actually in the presence of these magnificent ancient wonders. In the afternoon we visited the Egyptian Museum and saw many artifacts from 4000 years ago including those from the Tomb of King Tutankhamun. Unfortunately we were not able to take any pictures inside the fact we had to deposit our camera with the guards at the entrance to the museum. In the evening we made our way to the Cairo train station and caught an overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

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