Egypt


The last wonder of the world – the pyramids, not me.

Gene posing in front of the Great Pyramids of GIza.

Egypt


Oases hotel pool lit up at night in Egypt, Africa.
We stayed at the Oasis hotel in Giza – just a few miles from the pyramids. It had a great Italian restaurant up a mountain of stairs.
Tour guide pointing to a diagram etched out in the sand floor
Our tour guide, Tarik, from Green Valley Tours, was exceedingly knowledgeable and took us to many ancient sites as well as the museum in Cairo and the Suez canal.
View of great pyramid in Egypt, a view from down below looking up
Gene relaxing in his wheel chair with Bedouin persons seen in the background on a desert plain
Here I am chilling out with my Bedouin brothers.
Gene with two friends and a camel in Cairo, Egypt.
Here’s a picture of me and a camel. I’m the one in the hat.
Two great pyramids are lit from below during a night show in Egypt.
The night show at the pyramids was narrated by Richard Burton and was really well done.
group of Egyptian musicians  playing bagpipes.
I was surprised to see Egyptians playing the bagpipes.
Gene and a friend are inside of a store in Egypt, Gene is seen inhaling sisha from a hookah
I’m smoking sisha from a hookah in the Khan. Kids, don’t try this at home.
A group of people walking down a street in front of a building at the ancient spice market in Egypt.
We’re right outside Khan el-Khalili, the largest market in Cairo. It was built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks el-Khalili in Fatimid City. Perhaps, this vary market was involved in the spice monopoly controlled by the Mamluks, which encouraged the Europeans to search for new routes to the East and led Columbus, indirectly, to discover the Americas.
A woman belly dancing inside of a cruise on the Nile river in Egypt.
What trip to Egypt would be complete without a cruise on the Nile and entertainment by these dancers?
A man dancing in a traditional style spinning objects.
This guy must have been spinning in place for 15 minutes.