Tuesday, February 3, 2009

DAY 5 & 6 DIRT, DIRT, and MORE DIRT!

I'm sorry everyone for the extremely long novel that I have created. I give you all permission to skip over whatever part you want since I would never know anyways. So Thursday we were able to visit the Karnak Temple which is claimed to be the largest temple complex in the world. You better believe it is! I was absolutely blown away with the symbolism displayed about the New Kingdom Period by nearly every pharaoh from the 18th Dynasty onward who contributed at least a building or carving to one of the thousands of millions of columns. It was incredible! After that, I did more shopping in the Bazaar even though I vowed never to go back but what the heck. That night we travelled back to Cairo but instead of a nice clean plane, we were put on the nastiest train I have ever seen in my life. I went to bed right after our so-called dinner was served and our tables were transformed into our beds for the night. I slept in my clothes on top of the covers since there was no way anyone could get me to bundle up in those bug-infested sheets. We were woken up the next morning to breakfast at 6:00am which consisted of FOUR kinds of bread. At that point I had had enough of the train and all I wanted to do was take a shower in the dirty water (disgusting I know but I was desperate). After visiting the Egyptian Museum, shopping at another Bazaar (mall), linner at Hard Rock Cafe (it actually tasted american), we finally checked into our hotel at 6:00pm that night where I was able to take that beloved shower I had been longing for all day. It ended up being a fun couple of days with lots of filth and dirt. Next post...MT SINAI

1 comment:

Mom said...

With how much our family loves dirt & camping (not!) - I'm sure this almost put you over the edge! It sounds absolutly disgusting! I'm proud of you for getting through that train ride!