Egypt- The Land of the Pharaohs Day 1 and 2

Friday, March 15th, 2019 and Saturday, March 16th, 2019

On Friday, we flew from Columbus to JFK where we would catch our international flight to Cairo.  We flew on EgyptAir.  It was a smooth flight without any problems.  It was about 5,614 miles from New York to Cairo, Egypt.

On Saturday we arrived, mid-morning, and disembarked, claimed our luggage, paid our Visa and met our assistant in Cairo, Marcus and our Egyptologist for our group, Maha.  We all boarded our bus for our trip to our hotel in Cairo, the Conrad Cairo.

The lobby of our hotel.
The lobby of our hotel.

Below is the view from our hotel room.  We can look at the Nile.IMG_3462

We had enough time in our room to shower and change clothes before meeting in the lobby to go to the Light and Sound Show at the Pyramids of Giza.

We had security with us at all times.
We saw many Tuk-tuks. They are small 3-wheeled vehicles.
One of the many mosques in Egypt.

Our first view of the pyramids of Giza!IMG_4830

We were surprised that businesses were so close to the pyramids and the sphinx.  A misconception on our part!

Our group was there early enough to get good seats for the show.  Being in the desert, when the sun went down it was chilly!  The cool weather and breezy conditions did not keep us from enjoying the Light and Sound Show!

After an overnight flight and long day on Saturday, we were ready for sleep when we arrived at our hotel!

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