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
Pyramid of Khafre
Pyramid of Menkaure
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…
“HOLY SHIT I AM ACTUALLY SITTING HERE LOOKING
AT THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA FOR MYSELF”
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.
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.