Pyramid sighting!

9 Sep

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We caught our first glimpse of the pyramids yesterday! We were driving along the Nile and a friend was pointing out the bridge you take to get out to Giza. We looked over and beyond the tall buildings on the other side of the river, you could see the hazy outline of the pyramids. I squealed, it was so exciting! In the middle of the modern city, beyond skyscrapers are these ancient wonders. The contrast of them against the skyline was surreal.

AUC took us on a tour of the city yesterday and from a vantage point above the city, we got to see them again. Pretty amazing! We had decided to wait until the weather cools and we’ve learned enough Arabic to beat off the self-proclaimed guides before we actually go out to Giza. In the meantime though, it was nice to look up from the busy noisy city and see this.

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4 Responses to “Pyramid sighting!”

  1. Patrick September 10, 2007 at 9:41 am #

    And by the way, that’s not a bad or fuzzy picture — it’s actually a great picture on one of the clearest days we’ve had since we’ve been here. That gives you an idea of the kind of air we’re breathing.

  2. ldl September 10, 2007 at 9:02 pm #

    Need a mask? We have plenty. They go nicely with ill-fitting pants and you’ll blend right in.

  3. your brother September 10, 2007 at 9:36 pm #

    I still have my UN issue gas mask (with the filter too). No- you can’t have it.

  4. mom September 11, 2007 at 12:40 am #

    Inshallah you won’t need it.

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