Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Vacation Dreams-Egypt Part 2
After visiting the museum it was time for a lunch cruise down the Nile River. That's our vessel on the left.
It was decorated outside and in in egyptian figures & symbols. We had a nice buffet lunch & enjoyed the band playing. There was entertainment--a belly dancer & this...???
Oh, here's a better picture! This man did a dance where part of his outfit lifted up and he spun it around and around!
After lunch we were off to see the only remaining wonder of the ancient world--the pyramids at Giza! What was once a secluded area in the desert, is slowing being encroached upon by civilization as you can see in the above photo.
Here are two of the three pyramids-The great pyramid or Pyramid of Cheops is on the left & is the largest of the three.
This is the entrance to one of the smaller pyramids.
No visit to the pyramids would be complete without a visit to the Sphinx! Head of a Pharoah and body of a lion it is thought that they were built as guardians of the tombs.
So now I know you are thinking, "Where is dream #2?" Coming right up! Before we left on vacation, I had a dream (the real kind you have while you are sleeping), that I rode a camel. Didn't say anything but the next morning my daughter says to me, "I want to ride a camel in Egypt". It was too coincidental not to follow through, so while we rode, my husband got some photos and tried not to get run over by a camel!
Yes, we screamed like two little kids the whole time! As you probably know, camels get up hind legs first so you feel like you are going to fall off. When they walk, they sway side to side, so you feel like you are going to fall off. And, when they go down it is front feet first, so you feel like you are going to fall off! Plus the animal we were on was about 7ft. tall! Needless to say we had a great time!
I hope you have enjoyed our vacation and maybe had a chuckle or two. Just two more places to go!