A dream come true
       
     
A reflection
       
     
The Nile
       
     
The Sphinx and the Pyramids
       
     
Giza behind the Pyramids
       
     
Tomb of Meres Ank III
       
     
Up close
       
     
Right from my balcony
       
     
Cairo from above
       
     
Welcome to Egypt
       
     
Trash problem
       
     
The edges of Giza
       
     
       
     
A dream come true
       
     
A dream come true

On the anniversary of Arab Spring in 2013, we went to Egypt. I remembered that I was fascinated about the pyramids when I was young boy that I drew the pyramids on a piece of paper and pasted it onto my bedroom door. Being there was just plain surreal. 

A reflection
       
     
A reflection

The pyramids of Giza reflected in the pool of heritage hotel, Mena House.

The Nile
       
     
The Nile

One of the world's longest rivers and cradle of one of mankind's oldest civilisations.

The Sphinx and the Pyramids
       
     
The Sphinx and the Pyramids

The Sphinx was smaller than I initially thought.

Giza behind the Pyramids
       
     
Giza behind the Pyramids

One can see the urban sprawl of Giza just behind the pyramids.

Tomb of Meres Ank III
       
     
Tomb of Meres Ank III

Once closed to the public, this tomb was briefly opened. No photography allowed inside, this was on the door frame.

Up close
       
     
Up close

Cannot miss a photo opportunity with this world wonder!

Right from my balcony
       
     
Right from my balcony

Couldn't be any happier about having a balcony with this view. I could see the pyramids straight through my bedroom window at Mena House!

Cairo from above
       
     
Cairo from above

Flying into Egypt, my first time to set foot on the great continent of Africa.

Welcome to Egypt
       
     
Welcome to Egypt

Lovely country but with a very turbulent past and an uncertain present.

Trash problem
       
     
Trash problem

Waterways are clogged with garbage en route to the airport.

The edges of Giza
       
     
The edges of Giza

The dense sprawl encroaching on the pyramids.

       
     
الجيزة,القاهرة,جمهورية مصر العربيةGiza, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt

A very brief but nothing short of spectacular trip to see the ancient wonders in the Giza Plateau right on the anniversary of the Arab Spring.