Egypt - PrivateDecember 2, 2013
Quick note to let you know we arrived safely into Cairo late last night.
Today, walked around the Giza Plateau, soaking in the enormity of how special it is to be standing in the shadow of the Great Pyramids, even for the third time the effect is still one of incredible appreciation for what we are fortunate to experience.
Went in to see the solar boat, it was worth the 40 Egyptian pounds to see all the historical documentation of the excavations and see the original workings now encompassed by the museum building.
Hours in the Museum of Cairo, an entire floor almost totally dedicated to the marvels found in King Tut’s Tomb…weaponry, sandals, foods,jewelery….a shower head, boomerangs, medical equipment.
Staying at the Four Seasons Nile, overlooking one of the most historic rivers in the world…it is very lush and green, papyrus plants, palm trees (short ones with beautiful fronds), flowers, sculpted shrubs, our huge balcony overlooks a very interesting view of an old abandoned mansion across the river- overgrown with greenery….looks totally intriguing to us…cheap riverfront property????
Feluccas, dinner cruise boats, zodiacs, could sit here all day watching the goings on…very fun!!
Learning lots….there is a Geological Museum here….did you know that dinosaurs once roamed here in Cairo and the bones are in the museum? Whales trapped in the inland when the land suddenly rose up, they eventually died when the sea dried up and there are over 600 petrified whale remains here in the desert? Interesting stuff!!
Early day again tomorrow to do site inspections on hotels here in Cairo…….operating on too little sleep so signing off for tonight!!