Year ago i visited Egypt, some say the epicenter of the human civilization (it’s not but ok), and i can say that it is one of the most mystical country i have ever visited. This amazing part of land has so much mystery and history that you will be amazed. I visited the Great Pyramids of Giza, those amazing structures give u the feeling like you are less of a human than the one who built them, and it’s true. Those huge rocks are brought from some other distant lands 11.000 years ago, no one knows how or with what. Guarded by the Sphinx they are standing above Cairo and making shadows around the land.
While i was standing in front of the Sphinx i was thinking (maybe like everybody else), what happened with the nose? So here is little help from Wikipedia.
While admiring at those amazing structures the locals were jumping all around me offering me so souvenirs to sell, camels to ride and photos to take with them! That was 5$ !
I didn’t know about that when i saw one local riding a camel and i asked the man if i can take a picture of him riding the animal, he said okay, he started posing, acting and when we were done he came to me and asked for 100$, and normally i started arguing with him and he lowered the prize to 50$, we continue to argue until the police arrived and chase him away, but this is not the end … they said to me “let’s us show u from where u can make the best shot of the Cheops Pyramid” and i, naive as i am went with them and follow their tips, after the shoot they did the same, but they were cheaper and asked me for 2$ … well they were the police and anyway i was happy to give them 2$ just for chasing the crazy camel rider from my sight.
When i left Giza, the bus took me to the Egyptian museum of national history. The bus left me in front of the museum and left. When he left i saw that we were guarded by the army who was positioned like a live fence in the middle of street. The army was guarding us from the people who were demonstrating 30 meters across the museum in front of some other building, but they didn’t bother with the tourists, it was like we weren’t there, they had their cause and we were not part of it, so we were pretty safe.
The museum is amazing, some artifacts older than the bible right in front of you give you the feeling like you are part of their time.
Here is some info about the museum from Wikipedia
This is enough for the first part of the story, in the second you will read some stories that have been told to me from some locals in Cairo and about their life style.
P.S. There will be one story about a man who had more than 44 kids and made love with girls from every Egyptian city 🙂
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