OK, so you’re in Egypt. What’s the one thing you have to see? Could you even return home without a pic of yourself in front of the Great Pyramid of Cheops? OK, so I went, I saw, I snapped pictures. Oh, I also rode a camel. Now all of this was pre-arranged by a group. It would take a lot of savvy to do this as an individual, plus the protection of a group, including a local guide and/or guard, is vital in a zone as swindlers are rampant. The rest of my group went into one of the pyramids (which, they said, was a huge disappointment – it’s just a very hot empty room that you see for your money) and I was left alone. I tried to wander a bit and was descended upon by con artists trying to force me onto a camel and get me to pay for it. Really this sounds odd, but they make it nearly impossible to say “no”. My advice if you do get accosted, SHOUT AT THEM, don’t let them try to be your friend (that’s their ploy). I have an inkling that the local tourist police are in cahoots with the con artists, receiving bribes to turn the other cheek because they are all over, except where you would want them to be.over 3 years ago
Giza Necropolis aka: The Giza Pyramid Complex, Pyramids of GizaThe Great Pyramid of Giza, The Great Sphinx of Giza, and Memphis And Its Necropolis – The Pyramid Fields From Giza To Dahshur. Giza Necropolis is featured on the lists The 7 Wonders of the World (plus 3 more), Hillman's Top 100 "Wonders", and Places Featured on Season 5 of The Amazing Race. Places in Giza Necropolis have been tagged giza, egypt, and tomb.
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- - Hillman's Top 100 "Wonders"
- - Places Featured on Season 5 of The Amazing Race
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- - Wanderlust 7Wonders list - Top 75
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When I went to Egypt, we visited a lot of temples and, of course, the Valley of the Kings. But we didn’t visit any pyramids. I’ve been to Egypt and I’ve never seen an Egyptian pyramid!
So I must go back. This time, I think I will take my husband along so that he can see some of the country as well.over 6 years ago
There is an on-going world-wide vote for the next 7 Wonders of the World, since only one of the original is still standing (the Pyramids of Egypt).
The Pyramids of Egypt are one of the 21 finalists, so go vote for it, and for your other 6 picks! Voting ends July 7, 2007.over 6 years ago
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