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Egypt, where the grandeur of ancient vastly outshines the frustration of modern. Like most tourists to Egypt, I was drawn to the Pyramids and the Pharaohs. Some 5,000 years ago, the first empire emerged in the Nile river valley, and from that great empire some of the world’s greatest advances emerged: writing, paper, permanent stone monuments. But alas, present day Egypt is overcrowded, polluted and frustrating. continue: http://blog.730steps.com/egypt-tips-and-impression.htmlover 5 years ago
I went here making a documentary about The Private Lives of the Pharaohs for Channel 4 in the UK. It is one of the most stunning places I have ever been to and I was actually paid to go into the pyramids.
It involves loads of walking around as the sight is huge and stretches over km’s, If you get up close to the pyramids, you lose a sense of what they are as they are HUGE.
It is an amazing site, but Giza town is rapidly encrouching on the site.
There is an old proverb which basically states Beware, Egypt should never build on the Western side of the Nile towards the Pyramids…
Go and visit. Take strong shoes as the ground is hot and rough, and you will walk all day, take water and toilet paper ( best of all dont want to use one at all…)
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