Friday, February 5, 2016

Climbing The Great Pyramid Of Giza

Climbing The Great Pyramid Of Giza

Hello! It’s been awhile since my last post on my Blog. Today I want to tell you a bit about Cairo and my climb to the top of the Great Pyramid in Giza.
When I arrived at the airport in Cairo I knew that my hotel was located near the Talaat Harb Square but not where exactly. I wanted to take the metro in the early morning to Ramses Station and try to find my hotel. I decided to wait outside but that was a little problem. Around 10 people came up to me asking me for taxis. It is difficult to describe but I do not trust anybody of the taxi drivers. My thoughts were: “Maybe the driver will take me to a side street and he will rob me”. After 2 hours sitting around and doing nothing I decided to take a taxi to my hotel.
Before I entered the taxi I made a fix price with the driver (160 EGP). When I arrived at the hotel he wanted 50€ from me. I eased and gave him the money. These were my first impressions.
Now it’s time for my favorite part of my visit. The pyramid of Giza. The last standing world wonder. I took a taxi to the area of Giza where the pyramids are located. The hotel organized me a taxi with a fair price.

It is inconceivable that the pyramids were made without any machines. If you are standing in front of the pyramid it’s stunning.

Walking around in the complex I was waiting for the right moment to start climbing The Great Pyramid of Giza. When I started climbing a street seller was standing behind me but I didn’t care about him I turned around he laughed and I continued climbing.
At the half some people got attention on me and looked up to. That’s how the police spotted me. They shouted something in Arabic I think but I didn’t care and kept going while listening to music.

From the very top of the Cheops Pyramid. It took me around 8 minutes to reach the top. Climbing down took me 20 minutes. Safety first!

In the background you can see Giza. Before my trip I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to go to Cairo but I was happy that I went there. Together against terror. At the last day there was a terror attack near the pyramids. A few people have been killed. That made me even thoughtfully.

Thank you for your attention. Until next time! Make sure to check out my video on YouTube from the pyramid climb! — Andrej Ciesielski

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