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Shopping – Camel Ride – Sunset Tea – Giza

We just returned from a whirlwind tour of Egypt!  This post was copied from our Egypt Trip specific blog to here.   Using a newer blog with a more modern template we were able to work throughout our trip sharing all that we did in realtime from our phone. For a list of everything we did CLICK HERE

Here is what I posted – for your enjoyment:

Day one at Giza Egypt!

From beginning to end it was a great day!  Waking up in Giza was a special treat.  Our host made sure that we had a “Pyramid View Room”!

Nice Hotel near the Pyramids of giza

There was time for Breakfast and a swim before our group meeting, and we didn’t waste a moment!

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Most of the time he has no clue that I am taking his picture!  The air was HOT and the water COLD at 10:00 am!  They must chill the pool water somehow – oh the things Architects think about….

Shopping, Lunch, and a Sunset Camel Ride was on the day’s agenda..  Here it is, in reverse order.  My wordpress phone app put them in that way – sigh – I am learning but too tired to fix it.

Giza sunset

The reward at the top was the sunset perfectly timed!  And a cup of Bedouin Tea!

Bedouin Camp Giza Egypt

We relaxed on a sofa cushion and were served some Bedouin tea!  The Bedouins are the nomadic people of the deserts of the Middle East.  They have lived there FOREVER.  If you ask me the land is theirs….  But everyone else fights over it!

Camel Guide

Mahmoud would always ask for a kiss.  He stole my heart with the twinkle in his eye!

Mahmoud leads the camels

Our camels had a leash and several young men to lead the way..

Camel Ride at Giza

Rob posing before he mounted “Clyde”.  You have to get on while they are lying down, and then lean BACK!  The camel will rise to his knees, then straiten his back legs first.  Hold ON – they are HUGE animals!

We took our first stab at a #360Fly Video!  Not very good but definately funny!

We made some Forever Memories to share with our friends!

The jewelers offered custom Cartouches made from silver or gold!  They will be ready for pick up tomorrow!  Sunday – is the first day of the Egyptian work week.

Jewelry Store in Giza Egypt

We did some shopping in an Egyptian Cotton Store not far from our Hotel.  In case we hadn’t packed enough clothes!

Egyptian Cotton

These souvenir vendors were very happy after our group passed by..

Souvenir Vendors

It was an exhausting but all in all good day!  We settled in to our hotel’s bar to discuss the day and refuel before retiring!  

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For a complete list of all the things we packed into our week CLICK HERE

This was a Travel Agent Familiarization Trip, a destination training experience.  We learned a lot about Egypt!  Rob and I now have first hand understanding of hotel ratings, domestic air, cruising the River Nile, shopping and money, guides and excursions, and what to expect in Egyptian Culture.  We know what to pack and exactly what to do before you go!  We will be compiling all of this here, and in a book, so subscribe and stay tuned!

If you think it would be cool to see Egypt some day………

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