This was our first day in Egypt. We had just landed after a very long flight from Raleigh, North Carolina. Much to our delight, we were quickly whisked away to start our adventure.
After dropping our bags off at the hotel, we were off to see the “Pyramids of Giza”. A camel ride was a “must do” on the list of things to do while in Egypt and it was everything I could have imagined. The whole experience was quite comical to say the least as they dress you up in Arabian clothing and poise you in front of the pyramids. I was more than happy to oblique.
The three main pyramids behind me are; Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. Khufu is the largest and is the last surviving representative of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It took over 2 million blocks of stone to construct this edifice, all through manual labour.
The camel ride was actually quite bumpy. I’m not a big fan of large animals, I asked to have someone guide my camel along. They seemed a little surprised at my request, but as it turned out I was able to use my camera to take this photo. I love how captured the whole scene, as well as the rope from the camel and my guide.
Here is a shot of the camel I rode throughout the desert.