Pyramids

There are tons of sites to see around the world, but a few of them stand out in particular as sites that can transfer you into a world traveler: the Colosseum in Italy, the Eiffel Tower in France, the lost city of Machu Picchu in Peru, the Taj Mahal in India, the Great Wall in China, and the pyramids in Egypt.

I haven’t seen any of those other ones (yet), but now, as of today, I have seen the pyramids.

We started with the red pyramid and the bent pyramid out in Dahshure. We heard those were some of the best ones to go inside, especially because not as many tourists make it out there. From Dahshure, we visited Memphis before hitting up the step pyramid, supposedly the oldest pyramid in the world. Finally, we ended in Giza where the three power pyramids and their guardian sphinx draw tourists from all over the world.

Each site offered a different experience. The first ones let us explore them the most. Without any other tourists in sight, we were able to walk around them and take photos without worrying about other tourists in the shots or touts trying to sell us their trinkets.

The second one, the step pyramid, felt the most ancient. I video recorded the walk through the nearby temple on the way to seeing the pyramid. And then on the other side of the temple, I broke down and got on the camel. Friends told me this was a bad idea before I even landed in the country, but I figured the photos alone were worth the roughly four dollars I ended up paying. It’s Egypt after all.

The last pyramid stop, Giza, made a great finale. It’s too bad there are so many people trying to sell things, but maybe that just adds to its aura. The pyramids at Giza definitely feel majestic. Three huge monuments with a sphinx, bigger than I imagined because everyone before me said it was smaller than they thought it would be, sitting proudly out front.

I loved the order we choose. I loved the mint tea along the way. I loved that the day didn’t feel rushed even though we experienced so much.

There are tons of sites to see around the world, but a few of them stand out in particular. One of them is the pyramids. And I enjoyed them.

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