People say that from this angle we can see 9 piramids.
I'm reading the Alchemist from Paulo Coelho for about three months now. You can imagine that I'm a slow reader. Yes that in part is true, but I can guarantee you that I am a faster traveler than the guy in the book. He left Spain and is still trying to get to the Egyptian Pyramids I left France and I'm already there. No cheat, both of us are traveling by land... hehehe. The Pyramids are amazing, as big as I had always imagined. The interior is a bit disappointing, a long corridor and a room with a coffin, nothing more. I did enter only one Pyramid, I let the second one for my imagination as the price to enter was prohibitive.
The Sphinx is beautiful, much smaller than I imagine but still mysterious, a lion cat with a human face carved in a single stone (Not anymore as they are restoring it with bricks). Another disappointing fact is that all of these is not anymore in the middle of the desert. The city is almost all around it, you can eat in a Pizza Hut 100 meters from the Sphinx.
Cairo is a crazy city, look at lot like
We could not leave the piramids without some tipical regional dance!
São Paulo but is by far more disorganized. Traffic is insane, we hadn't seen something like these before. Traffic lights are only light show, people are far from respecting it. The police try to put officers in the road crossings to help organize, but the drivers respect the police as much as the traffic light (this means no respect at all). To use the horn is prohibited, but you can't stay a second without listen ten cars using it (Doesn't matter what time of the day or night).
Street markets almost never close, shoe stores, photo studios (we made my 3x4 picture in a studio with a photographer at 11 at night and the shop was not even near to close time), everything (literally everything) runs until unknown (we slept always before 2 in the morning so we did not see anything closing). Another interesting fact is that the official weekend here is not Saturday and Sunday, but Friday and Saturday.
One of our mission here in Cairo has been obtain the visas for the countries we are going next (Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya). So far we did not have big problems, only thing is that they are taking
Much smaller than imagined!
much longer than the expected.
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