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Ancient Egypt Trip, Piramid
|We took a flight from Kiev, Ukraine to Hurghada, Egypt in the early morning. It took about 4 hours.
The same day in the evening, we took dinner in a restaurant of the Reemyvera Family Club Hotel. It was a newly build hotel. The only problem in this hotel was that hey did not provide clean water for bathing and drinking. The dinner was followed by performance belly dance 'Ancient Egyptian dance'.
The next day, we visited Red Sea beach. It was a very beautiful beach. We had a good time.
At 1am midnight, we took bus (tour package to Cairo - 2D1N) and reached Cairo 10.30 in the morning.
We visited The Egyptian Museum and Mummy Room. Then, we took lunch and continued our journey to the Great Pyramid - the seven wonders in the world. When we arrived there, the Egyptian invited us for camel ride. When we got on and rode just for 5 minutes, they started asking us to pay about US$100 for the camel ride. Luckily, tour guide helped us to reduce it to US$26. It was important to ask the price before taking the ride!!!
At night, we went for night cruise - River Nile at night. According to tour guide, River Nile (the longest river in the world) has been polluted and it only looked great at night. We had dinner and performance (bally dance) show at the same time in the cruise. We danced as well.
The next day, we visited citadel mosque. Citadel is one of the Egypt main attractions and it was always the most popular non-paranoid monuments. The Citadel was on top of a large hill and the view was fantastic.
Due to time constraints, we only had 2-hour shopping in the Egypt bazaar with lots of stalls selling Egyptian Gifts, Egyptian Jewelry, Egyptian Papyrus etc. We only managed to buy a few souvenirs. Thereafter, we came back to Hurghada by bus.
On 26th January 2005, we had fun in the red sea beach and the ‘Down Town & Sekala’ market at Hurghada. You must be careful about paying the bus fare (mini bus) to down town. The bus driver would just simply mark up the bus fare for about EGP15 but in fact the actual bus fare was only EGP2 when they knew you were newto the town.
We took another trip from Hurghada to Luxor. The temples of Karnak were the largest temple in the world. The Temple of Karnak had three main temples, smaller and enclosed temples, and several outer temples. The last stop was The Valley of the Queens. This was a place in Egypt where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times.
Locations Visited: Hurghada, Cairo, Luxor
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