Woke up very cold and went down for breakfast. Met the rest of the group and then boarded the bus to head out for the day.
First stop was Sakkara which is the oldest stepped Pyramid in Egypt, built in 2700BC. Had a brief look around before back on the bus. Stopped off at a local Perfume place where they sold imitations of all the major brands, plus quite nice glass bottles. Had some provided lunch there, and listened to an old Egyptian man tell us about the perfumes.
Next we headed to the Pyramids at Giza. Wally talked to us about the Great Pyramid, before giving us time to look around. Drove up to the plateau to take photos of all three pyramids together. Then went on a camel ride down to the smaller pyramid which was good fun. My camel was called Micky Mouse according to the young boy that held onto them.
After that we drove the short distance down to the Sphyinx which was very crowded. It was a little dissapointing, given that the face was quite eroded, scaffolding was erected and it was a lot smaller than I imagined. The pyramids still provided a fantastic backdrop to it though. We then headed back to the hotel where we had 2 rooms between us and several hours to fill in before our train ride to Aswan.
Went for a walk and had dinner at a Chicken place, stopped of and got some supplies on the way back for the train ride as well. Met at the hotel lobby and then caught the bus to the station where we waited an hour for the train to come. Finally departed at 10.30pm
We had our own compartment with me Petrina, Dean, Caitlin and Jess along with Wally, our guide. The compartment didnt have any doors, so although we were drinking and playing card games we had to try and be a little subtle about it. Some understood the meaning of be quiet more than others. Finally stopped playing cards around 2pm and went to sleep, I chose to sleep on the floor as opposed to sitting up on the seat. Was kinda cold, but not too bad.