We spent the next day just hanging out around our guesthouse, which was equipped with a playground, pool table, foosball table and a variety of board games. We needed a slow day like that after all the early mornings and before getting on a very long flight.
Our overnight flight landed us in Cairo, just as the sun was coming up. We knew ahead of time that we were going to have about an 8 hour layover, so we had made arragements for a driver to take us out to the pyramids, just so we could say we had seen them and snap a few photos. That turned into a pretty crazy adventure, but we did get our photos, and we can say we have seen the pyramids and the sphinx. And, based on what I saw of the city on our way over, I would say those things are Cairo's only redeeming features. I don't believe I've ever been in a more disgusting or less attractive city.
So, that brought our time in Africa to a close. We are now back in Italy, looking forward to new adventures. If you missed my last few catch-up posts, you can check them out here, here, and here.
|Our Jo'burg house|
|Some little boys definitely needed to play outside after days in the car.|
We loved that we could keep an eye on them from inside the house.
|Salads and sauces at The Carnivore|
|Clay got in on some drumming action|
|The heart of The Carnivore is this huge cooking station, |
where the skewers of meat are roasted over charcoal fires.
|Of course, this guy found a statue to snuggle up to!|
|Posing with Nelson Mandela|
|Taking the pose a step further|
|One choice of transportation to go see the pyramids|
|The only remaining wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World|
|The Sphinx, watchdog of the pyramidal tombs|