Monday, March 30, 2009

Visiting the Pyramids at Giza

Look, up ahead, there they are!
The pyramids - the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World.


Don't miss the turn,


But first you must stop at the stable owner's shop.


He owns an essential oil shop and insists you sit and enjoy tea while you listen to his sales pitch.


Then it's out to the camel.

Getting up and down is quite challenging.


The camels know the path well.

*****

I still can't believe that's me in that picture.
(I'm the one fending of the sunburn with the hat and long sleeves.)

Our guide encouraged me to climb up a block or two for the photo op. Which my mom now tells me is illegal. Oops.


Such a face.

Today was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I will never forget it.


20 comments:

The WoodLand School said...

This is wonderful! I can't imagine actually riding a camel ... how totally cool!

Shannon said...

WOW! Camel-back and all? Now that is definitely the LIFE! What a cool and exciting experience...

Valerie said...

Magnificent!

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz - Katie C shared this with me. I just got back from Egypt and Jordan a month ago, and it is fun to relive it and see some different things too. We will have to compare experiences some time. Lynn Evans

misschris said...

Wow! This is just too cool to imagine. And you rode a camel! Look at you go. Thanks for taking us along. xo

Betts said...

Good for you for staying covered! We Norherners have to be careful. So, I guess you don't get to go into a pyramid?

Mum-me said...

A very traditional choice of transportation - I'm sure the pyramids look more impressive from camel-back! (I'm so jealous)

Indy Mom said...

Liz on a camel. Who would have thought!

chimp1cards said...

I'm green with envy...and so happy for you! My camel spit avoidance blessing must still be working eh?

kate said...

I'm speechless.

Sara said...

I feel like I'm taking a little vacation this week through your pictures. The camel & pyramid shots are perfect. Thanks for sharing!

dutchgirl said...

Amazing! How incredible to see something so ancient... and on a camel?! I love it!

Allie said...

Gotta love blogland - I'm really enjoying your trip! Just amazing pictures, I'm so jealous!

Manoute said...

Wow, so cool! Thanks for taking time to blog while there :o)

nicolette said...

Oh, I wish I could walk a mile in your shoes now! Thanks for taking us on your trip!

Marcia said...

I'm just catching up today. Even Bruce read your last few posts and enjoyed the pics. What a great trip! Thanks for sharing. My Lizzy loves camels and would be so jealous of your camel ride. Ü

Joseph Hurtsellers - Sensei said...

You live an absolutely amazing life! First you live on one of the most beautiful places on the planet; and now your visiting one of the most amazing! I'm green with envy!!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

breaking the law in a foreign country... what a rebel!! ha ha
i'm glad you are enjoying your trip. sounds like the pyramids were amazing.

cinnamongirl93 said...

Unbelievable! Awesome! I rejoice with you! A trip you will never forget!

Christy said...

What an adventure!