This week Mia and I are in Egypt! It's super hot, but it's worth it. This week we saw the pyramids of Giza, and even found out what they were made of! Our tour guide seemed a little bored...I'm guessing he has told this info many times. Anyway, all of the pyramids were made of limestone with granite burial chambers, but the biggest one had this beautiful white limestone outercseing. In fact it was so beautiful people actually came and took it off the pyramid!!! Not cool. I've heard of tomb robbers, you know people who break into tombs and steal all the valuable gold stuff, but stealing the pyramid itself (haha)?!?!?! That's just wrong.
We also saw the Sphinx, which sits in front of the second largest pyramid. It was missing its nose and its beard..I guess when it decided to get rid of the beard the razor ran wild and shaved his nose off too......
All of these monuments were gorgeous, and so historical. Wanna know what else is gorgeous and historical?? Our hotel. It's on the banks of the Nile and built on the sight where Cleopatra's palace once stood. Our room has a gorgeous view, and, we have water beds!!! The room is themed like what Cleopatra's palace might have looked like. Although I doubt she had a water bed.
We decided to stay in Egypt for another week, so we could go see Queen Hatshepsut's temple. I managed to get us a privet tour!!!! It's amazing what giving someone homemade New York style cheesecake will do. Mia decided we should take a camel from Giza to Hatshepsut's temple....my estimation is it will take about 3 days to get there...which means about 3 days worth of sore butt. Oh well, we get to ride along the Nile so it should be pretty and the guide said
we can also take a quick (veerrrryyy quick) dip if we get to hot. Who cares about the Hippos and Crocodiles that could possible eat me? Oh and we get to meet a priestess of Isis, the queen goddess. She's going to tell us the legends of Isis, Orisis, his evil brother Set, and all the other gods and goddesses. But mostly those three. Well all for now, I'm going to go the the market and get some food, hopefully they have some chicken or something.....I heard a rumor they have rockin' desert.