Much to my surprise, camels can too.
We had a late start today, so of course I woke very early ... Three hours too early! Sumut, today's guide and driver took us to Saqqara and then Giza. All was arranged by Mohammad from Isis Hotel (via) Aase.
It was such an easy day. Sumut is studying egyptology and was keen to share his knowledge. Today we were his 'Egyptian Queens' and our wish appeared to be his command. He was very polite and relaxed.
While at Saqqara, an old man took us underground to see a tomb. It was pitch black and the torch showed the sarcophagus was shoulder height. Well before I knew what was going on that old man lifted me up to sit on it's side so I could see inside. I am no light-weight and he deserved his tip.
After we learned about Saqqara from Sumut, he then took us to a Papyrus painting gallery and Harrard showed us how papyrus paper is made and how to achieve light and dark shades. I bought one on a dark paper depicting judgment of souls.
Next was Giza and the Great Pyramids, described by our horse buggy driver (Honeymoon) as the grandfather, the father and the son. The ticket cost LE60. I asked Sumut what Egyptians paid and he said LR2 ... So thats an extra LE58 for the Egyptian coffers. We went the back way to the pyramids which was through the tiny side streets and the rubbish dump. When passed by another, Obama, )Honeymoon's horse) tried to gallop up the hill. Not long before this excitement, I saw an amazingly flexible and determined camel and I could not help being reminded about that dog joke ... Because he can.
The traffic was heavily congested on the way back. For ages we passed pedestrians and those same pedestrians passed us. Once back to Isis, where there is a never ending supply of the best Egyptian tea and coffee, we settled in for the evening. Aase downloaded the photos which we are both happy with. There was easy banter with the hotel staff and when I mentioned being hungry Aase arranged Mohammad to arrange room service .... which is our joke as aside from the complimentary breakfast, there isn't any. Anyway, not long afterwards the best lamb, dips, breads and salads where delivered and we invited all around to share in the feast. We had a lovely time in. There are five cats here and Mohammad and I took the leftovers to the roof so they could have a good feed too. The view was unbelievably spectacular.