We ended up arriving after a hellish 9.5 hours in Cairo. We were all knackered so had some brekky and checked in to the hotel. After changing our room to one with a working toilet Jac and I settled in for a 1 hour nap before meeting downstairs for our final day. First up it was to the Cairo museum to see more Egyptian history. The highlight of course was seeing the treasures from Tutenkamens tomb. It was amazing seeing the mask and coffin as it was something we had known about since we were kids. I still remember reading all about it at my grandmas house. We wandered around for awhile enjoying the artifacts before boarding the bus.
The rest of the day we saw Saladin's citadel and the hanging church. We went to the grand bazaar but we were all over the hassle of dealing with pushy stall holders. Jess bought a fez, Dan some photos and then back to the hotel. There we said goodbye to the Columbians and Wally, the tour guide.
Then the rest of us grabbed a final dinner, the best of the trip. We headed back to the hotel and had a beer as we delayed the inevitable. We have had the most amazing and fun filled 10 days. We saw some of the most amazing structures and remnants from such a grand ancient civilization. Our guide Wally was a lot of fun and suited our group well. We had plenty of laughs and enjoyed getting up in the morning just to see what hyjinx would happen that day. The highlight for us was definately the Valley of the Kings followed closely by the pyramids. We have seen amazing sights and had experiences we will remember forever. But the thing that made this tour so awesome was the people. Not the street hustlers but our fellow tour folk. We were sad to say goodbye but happy that we have met all you Columbians, Kiwis and Aussies. We know that we have made life long friends and can't wait to see you all again in the UK. Keep in touch and make sure you all continue on your path of just being awesome!!
The photo is of Caitlin, Dean, Jess & Jac doing their best to look after Dan. You always need friends like these.