Published: May 20th 2012May 20th 2012
After a 24 hour flight, we finally arrived at our destination. By the time we got here it was already dark. We had a long drive from the airport to our hotel which we both fell asleep.
We had a quick meeting with our tour leader and the hotel letting us know what we were getting up to over the next 8 days.
In the morning we woke up and went to our breakfast at the hotel. Not saying it was the worst meal we've ever had but it was definitely up there! lol The mixture of food was interesting to say the least.
We went for an early morning walk and got the best surprise when we walked out the front door of the hotel and the Pyramids were RIGHT THERE within walking distance.
AJ: The surprise on Shama's face was priceless!! I'm expecting that we will have many more moment like that on our honeymoon.
It's quite busy here. There are lots of cars, bikes, trucks and pedestrians. It seems like there are no road rules but in saying that we havent seen an accident. Shama has been obsessed with the amount of beeping from people's cars. It seems like they actually have a horn language!
We went back to the hotel for a lil nap! (as u do when you're on holidays) lol
We've left the hotel for a bit and found an internet cafe and some lunch. We are also hoping to buy some traditional clothing for us both to wear while we're here. We have noticed that the women here do not show any skin. Only their face is revealed and we have noticed that Shama has been getting some extra attention from everyone. It must be a culture shock for them as it is for us.
The weather actually isnt as hot as we thought it would be. It's probably between 25 and 30 but its bearable.
The roads here are not like they are in Australia. They drive on the right side of the road.
We've both been discussing the amazing Ancient Egyptian Civilisation thaty would have inhabited these lands. To look at the Pyramids, it is hard to put into words how amazing the architects must have been.
However, it is a little run down here now. The buildings are not modern, the cars are more than 20 years old. It begs us to ask the question, "what has happened since the days of the Great Pharoahs and now?"
We both hope to discover and learn so much from this experience. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by without question the most amazing structure that the world has ever seen. I can't wait for our tour to begin tomorrow and we learn more about the Egyptian culture, people and history.
We will put some photos and videos up when we can!
AJ and Shama