Saturday, September 15, 2007

My first trip to Egypt


I was 17, 30 years ago, if I remember myself well..)) Made my first trip to Egypt. In fact, we, my friend Han and I, bought an inter rail ticket, which means: one month free traveling by train in Europe. But we already had our plans; straight to Athens, and then check how we could go to Egypt.
We left on a sunny Saturday morning from Utrecht, all the way to Athens, where we arrived the next Monday, late at night. Two and a half days by train...


After we checked in at a hotel in downtown Athens, we looked for a flight to Cairo.
We knew that IPEC (a student organization by then) offered one way tickets to Cairo from Athens. But, both of us were no students then. Anyway, Han 'seduced' the front office employee of this organization and we got our tickets: 25 USD each...

Our first visit in Cairo was of course to Gizeh.

See the pictures.


One of the most interesting part was 'climbing' in the pyramid, all the way up to the Kings' Chamber....



It is still a mystery, how this could be built....

More about my trip later...

2 comments:

mirdifderya said...

I lived in Cairo '95 for 2 years in Rameses Hilton. Even now I am sure same old noisy, crowded, dirty but intersting, amazing history, Nile, pyramids, Luxor, diving heaven Red Sea, their juicy Mango and Guava fruits and very lifefull city:) Won't live there again, I hope:), but don't mind going back there again!

Hans said...

I was there in 77, no tourist at all.))0
what a madness trafic..)0