We left for Cairo on Saturday night. After a harrowing week, I literally slept 18 of the past 24 hours on planes and once we got to Cairo. I am still in a daze. It is good to be out of the norm of every day to reflect and think differently.
Our first day was a whirlwind. Of course the first stop was the pyramids. They are so awesome. Huge and just a wow. This is the largest pyramid in Giza.
The other pyramids in Giza were built for the children of the family. The largest one of course being for the father. You can see the one in the back which is more like what I expected a pyramid to look like. Very triangular vs the largest one which isn't as precise.
The area of old Cairo has a bunch of winding streets with walls that aren't very high. We went to see the Ben Ezra Synagogue as well as one of the oldest churches in the area. The Jewish population at this point in Cairo is relatively nill although there are over 12 million people living in Cairo and Egypt grows at a pace of a million more people every 9 months.
Our last stop of the day was the Egyptian Museum where all the contents of the pyramids are kept. Built in 1901. No cameras allowed inside.
We crawled back to the hotel. Big naps coming.