Living a childhood dream… visiting The Great Pyramids of Giza!

I remember being around 8 years old watching a special on “The Great Pyramids of Giza” on PBS with my father. I remember being in AWE at the images of these HUGE PYRAMIDS.

I remember wondering,

“How the hell did people make this thousands of years ago?”

I remember telling my self

“One day I am going to visit Egypt and visit The Great Pyramids of Giza”.

Ever since then Egypt has captured my imagination and has been calling my name for years. I mean really who hasn’t been captivated by Egypt? The Mummies… the Pyramids… the Temples… the Gods… the Deserts… the Nile and now the Revolution.  The day finally came I was living one of my childhood dreams… visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza.

When I visit ruins I tend to wake up super early to be the 1st there, but these were different I was in no rush to be there early because I wanted to avoid the morning crowds and also see the sunset. I was also happy I was not going to be going alone. I was going to be going with Mica from KayPacha Travels. We planned to travel through Egypt together for a few weeks.

Upon arriving I was left speechless I couldn’t believe I was actually there. I couldn’t believe I was finally seeing them for myself. As we walked up to the Sphinx I told Mica to give me a sec, because I was getting tears. I know dramatic and an emotional mess… I couldn’t help it. We than spent hours wondering around and going photo crazy. I managed to get my Toe Touch photo and a million others. I was so happy I still couldn’t believe it.

Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops)

Great Pyramid of Khufu


Pyramid of Khafre (Chepren)

Pyramid of Khafre


Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus)

Pyramid of Menkaure


The Great Pyramids of Giza!

The Great Pyramids of Giza!

Not until the end when we put up our cameras and sat there a bit just admiring them that it hit me…



I got tears again and had a million thoughts wondering my mind.

“How the hell did they build these things?”,

“Wow… they are fucking huge.”

“I would have loved to have seen them in full glory thousands of years ago.”

“Some of the thing humans accomplish are just breathtaking and amazing.”

“Ahh I still can’t believe I am doing this trip and am currently in Egypt.”

I’ve seen so many amazing things since the start of this trip, but wow finally seeing one of the things I have wanted to see my entire life is just a feeling I can’t explain. Later that day we took a good friend of mines (Giulia’s) advice and watched the sunset from the Pizza Hut roof across the street. It was an amazing way to end the long day exploring the pyramids.

Sunset at the Great Pyramids of Giza!

Have you visited the Pyramids… What did you think of them? If you haven’t do you want to? What’s the one place you  have been wanting to visit since you were a child? Share your thoughts and anything you would like below.

Related Posts with Thumbnails


  1. Ooh! That’s so amazing! I can’t really tell the difference of each pyramid from the others though.

    I want to visit the pyramids too, though that’ll take a while.

    One place I’ve always wanted to go to since I was a kid, or maybe younger than I am now, was Japan! But luckily, I was able to drop by last 2009! Though I want to go back again and explore other parts of the country.
    Unisse recently posted..Travel Around the World: What’s Holding Me Back

    • Thanks Unisse, it really was amazing and oh as for the Pyramids I couldnt in photos but when you are there you can really tell. They are all so different from each other. I hope you get to come to the Pyramids one day.

      Oh Japan that is a country I want to visit, but not this time around cus I know its a bit expensive. Glad you were able to see your #1 country. It’s such an amazing feeling.

  2. I feel you on the tears! My childhood ambition was to see the Taj Mahal, and when I did, I cried. Freely. To the point where I needed to put on my sunglasses.

    It’s a beautiful thing, to finally see ‘that place’ that’s intrigued you since you were little. Glad it was such a great experience!
    Lauren recently posted..Cultivating a Love-Hate Relationship With India

  3. These pictures are incredible! I had the same feeling when I first saw the Taj Mahal!!!
    Andi of My Beautiful Adventures recently posted..Chicago: Day 2 (Part 1)

  4. How awesome that you got to achieve your childhood dream! It sounds like it was an electrifying experience to be there among the Great Pyramids and think back on how far you’ve come from watching it on TV with your dad. I’m glad you passed the pizza hut tip along too.
    The one place I’ve wanted to visit since I was a child is Tokyo! If all goes well I should be there next year. I imagine it will be the most moving and fulfilling experiences of my life.
    Patricia GW recently posted..Fifth Avenue During the Holidays

  5. I think I have too many to name. As a kid, I was always intrigued by the skyline of Hong Kong. Of course seeing it was a thrill.

    And YES I want to see the pyramids!
    Kent @ No Vacation Required recently posted..Luxury on a Budget in Rome

    • Kent, of course don’t we all have to oman jajaja!!! We are junkies… one is not enough. As for the skyline of Hong Kong I would love to see one day too… bet it’s so amazing!

      Oh & ummm I need to know have yall been too Egypt?

  6. Ok I’m finally caught up on your blog! I love seeing all these awesome pictures and reading about the amazing time you’re having in Egypt. You’re excitement is contagious, even through text 🙂
    Ali recently posted..Hanoi – Chickens and Turtles and Rabbits

    • Thanks Ali, I know I’m a bit behind on your blog too will catch up soon. & yay glad you are loving the pictures and am so glad my excitement is contagious. Hope it helps people get out and live life… and be happy!!!

  7. Ok you know I love Pizza Hut! Is there really a Pizza Hut there?

    The pictures are amazing. I’m not surprised you cried.

    I have aways wanted to travel through Europe especially to Paris. I’m sure I would cry too if/when I accomplish that.

    Love and miss you lots!

    • I actually thought of you when I was there Cecy… yes right outside the gates is a Pizza Hut and KFC. I hadn’t had Pizza Hut in MONTHS so we decided to order a large pizza and wings and eat there. We watched the sunset on the roof top and it was amazing.

      I know your dream is to travel through Europe especially Paris, and I hope one day you do make it there. When I get back I will help you make it happen at what ever cost. Europe is amazing and you deserve seeing it. You have worked to hard to not see it. I love you Cecy & miss you so much.

  8. I haven’t been (yet). I have a feeling the thoughts going through my head when I do see them will be very similar to yours 🙂
    Stephanie – The Travel Chica recently posted..Photo Essay: Defeated by the Winds of Patagonia at Pliegue Tumbado

  9. I love the hint about the Pizza Hut. I remember reading that on Guilia’s blog so long ago and thinking how cool that is. So glad you got to realize your childhood dreams. Now you have room to dream new things and fulfill them.
    Andrew recently posted..Queenstown from Above

    • Andrew I have been waiting since the day I read that post to give it a go and finally did… best tip ever given from anyone. Thanks, I know now I do need to dream of new things, but have so many still to achieve.

  10. I love that it was such a moving experience for you that you were brought to tears. Gorgeous photos. The first time I saw the Pyramids of Giza was actually at sunset. we were driving down the highway and saw them — we had to stop and take photos. We just stood there in awe. When we finally went to visit them we rode camels around them. That was pretty awesome.

    My husband was living in Egypt at the time he graduated high school, so his high school graduation ceremony was held AT the pyramids and the class photo was taken ON the great pyramid.

    I do wish we could both see them again, though, because even though we’ve both been there, we haven’t been there together. Thanks for sharing your experience and photos!
    The Time-Crunched Traveler (Ellen) recently posted..An alien encounter in Montreal

    • Thanks Ellen, watching the sunset over the Pyramids is just amazing… I mean it’s it’s just breathtaking. Holy shit your husband is so lucky… that must be the best HS graduation in the world… I mean who has that as the back drop of it… no one!!! I hope one day y’all both go together one day. It will make for a very romantic experience.

  11. Wow Jaime! You snapped some pretty incredible photos during your visit to the Pyramids! Great work. Although, photos just don’t justify the size of these things do they? I remember being there last year and just being in complete awe…
    Ryan @ PauseTheMoment.com recently posted..Guerilla Packs Voltij Backpack Giveaway!

    • Thanks Ryan, agree photos just don’t justify the size… at all. I mean they are so fucking big, it’s crazy! All you can do is be in awe and admire… so crazy.

  12. you are so lucky to have your childhood dream fulfilled

Speak Your Mind