This morning we arranged a taxi to the Pyramids. We got the same driver as the day before. It’s weird how the Pyramids are right in the middle of a city – not way out in the middle of the desert. The touts there, like everywhere, were bad.
There’s really not much to say – it’s hard to really take in the scope and size of what you are seeing when you are there. Also, it’s very hot and there are touts bothering you – so that makes it a little harder to enjoy.
The Sphinx seemed so small next to the pyramids. We walked around the Great Pyramid and spent 2 hours there total.
We went back to our cabbie and the traffic in Cairo was SOOO bad. We just sat there in a huge traffic jam. People there just make their own rules and somehow make 6 lanes out of 3 and honk at EVERYthing and everyone.
We got back, showered, relaxed, then went our again in Zamalek (the name of the area we are in in Cairo) which apparently is a nice, middle to upper class neighborhood. Did I mention that everywhere in Egypt you’ll walk past butchers with giant pieces of meat hanging in the window, usually legs… and we saw one that still had a hairy tail attached… like a donkey.
The next day we took a super early flight to Sharm el-Sheikh.