Search This Blog

Monday, April 25, 2022

Cairo, Egypt

Aloha Everyone,

We made it to the African Continent! Saw the Giza pyramids and Sphinx; walked inside the latter and crossed the River Niles. Fantastic day!

J.J. and I joined Ross and his wife, Florence from Birmingham, England to organize our own excursion. Ross, a retired British Airlines pilot had been stationed in Cairo. We relied on Ross’ familiarity with Egypt.

The Pyramids of Giza stood timeless in the midst of dust and pollution. Hordes of tourists everywhere. Overall, a very memorable and adventurous day lasting 7 hours on the road. If on a tour bus, the trip would have been 13 hours. We were grateful for having an air-conditioned minivan. The flexibility of selecting our own destinations and stops, and saving more than 50% in costs compared to the ship’s organized tour were extra.

Would we want to return to Egypt for further exploration? Absolutely!

Aloha -- Cathi