Last day in Cairo – Egypt before we caught the plane home. So we decided to revisit the Giza Pyramids. The best decision. A bit of more information about the Giza Pyramids. The three Giza Egyptian pyramids are known as Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. They are located on the Giza Plateau, outside of the modern city of El Giza, Egypt. Who are these guys, Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure? The three primary pyramids on the Giza plateau were built over the span of three generations by the rulers Khufu, his son Khafre, and his grandson Menkaure. The flight home by the way was a very long and uneventuful one. We went on the Emirates plane, a Boeing 777 from Cairo to Dubai, then we changed flights from Dubai to Sydney in a mighty A380.
We stayed at Mediterranean Azur Hotel for one night. We were impressed with the decor and the size of our room. Our room occupied a sea front location in the middle of Alexandria. The Azur Hotel features a private beach. Our bathroom has a bathtub and hairdryer. In all, we enjoyed our stay very much. We felt we didnt have much time to explore Alexandria fully.
We saw the Mediterranean sea for the first time. We waddled in the water and we have remarked how clean this sea is.
We caught the bus from Cairo to Alexandria. We stayed overnight. Alexandria was an important city of the ancient world. For more than two thousand years, it was the largest city in Egypt and was its capital for almost half of that time. As an important trading post between Europe and Asia, it profited from the easy overland connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
The mosque was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Tulun, the Turkic Abbassid governor of Egypt from 868–884. The mosque’s original inscription slab identifies the date of completion as 878/879AD. It is the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo Parts of the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me were filmed at the mosque.
Riding on a felucca was wonderful. I have always wanted to go on one and my dream finally came true. The Nile River. How mighty this river is. Serene. Jenna my daughter and I found this boat trip very refreshing. the sun set was idyllic. We saw many different groups of birds form patterns in the sky while they are flying towards their destinations.