Around 9am we met our taxi driver, Mohammed Ali, at the hostel and departed for our first excursion in Egypt - the Great Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (home of the step pyramid and other Egyptian relics). The Great Pyramids were everything they are cracked up to be and more. Unfortunately, all three of the Pyramids were closed so we did not get to see the interiors of any of them.We also visited Saqqara, home of the step pyramid and other antiquities. The pyramids here are much older than those in Giza.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Our First Day in Egypt!
Yesterday was our first full day in Cairo. My body is still wonky from the 7 hour time difference, so I awoke at 4:30 am and soon after, around 5 am, the first call to prayer rang out throughout the country. Every day there is 5 calls to prayer that can be heard everywhere.