Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C: Cairo

Cairo, Egypt definitely falls into the category of "places I would go if I could go anywhere in the world", but it also makes me hasten to add the clause, "if I could go there safely".  I'm not sure about Egypt these days, in terms of safety of travel, but since we're talking about dreams here, I won't worry about that right now.

I would love to see the pyramids and tombs and experience the markets and culture. I admit I would be looking hard for Indiana Jones while there too! I would love to take a boat up the Nile.  I have been fascinated with archaeology since I was a kid and would love to see what a real dig looks like.

What is funny to me is the contradiction that I, the woman who prefers cloudy drizzly weather over sunshine, and prefers climates that don't rise above 80 degrees, would dream of visiting the desert.  But then any climate is do-able when I'm on vacation!

5 comments:

  1. Vacations make it all worthwhile, don't they?! I think it would be awesome to see the pyramids!

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  2. Cairo has always been some place I've wanted to go. My husband has that "If I could go there safely" mentality as well.

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  3. I must have been one of the slaves working on those pyramids in a previous life as I have never been interested much in Egypt or Egyptian history. It seems hot and barren and old and hard work.... now, South Africa? I would love to check that out!

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  4. I've never been and while i have had an interest in recent years - safety is a definite concern. One for the bucket list I guess :)

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  5. I'm fascinated by the culture of Egypt, but like you, the climate is a bit off-putting. I'm a big whiner about heat and I imagine that sort of heat would be extremely distracting. I'll settle for enjoying documentaries and PBS specials from the comfort of my semi-climate-controlled living room. ;)

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