Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 24 - Into Egypt

We woke up early and headed for the Taba Border which would take us into Egypt.   We met Moussa, our Egyptian Guide, who would be with us until left Egypt for Jordan ten days later   Friday was basically a travel day.  It was a 7 hour coach ride across the Sinai to Cairo.  Saturday, we visited the Pyramids of Giza, a papyrus factory and the Coptic Christian community in Old Cairo which included visits to Christian shrine  and the Coptic Museum. 
Crusader Castle (now a boutique hotel) - Sal al Din, in Taba, Egypt
These golden arches are on the road in the middle of the Sinai Desert!

Our lunch stop on the way to Cairo

At Giza on Saturday

They carried this woman up those steps so she could experience the pyramid!

At the papyrus factory in Cairo

Walking along a narrow street in Old Cairo

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