The first thing to visit in Egypt was of course a pyramid.
The Giza pyramids are technically not in the Egyptian capital of Cairo (though it’s within its metropolitan area), but the city of Giza, on the west bank of the Nile.
They are three pyramids that are quite close to each other, and in fact quite close to urban areas.
But they weren’t that old – this, the “step pyramid”, is much older at around 5000 years old.
One will find it extremely easy to get a donkey or a camel ride around the areas, and they are in reality keep getting pushed to you.
Near the three pyramids is this statue. Within walking distance of two of the pyramids.
As you can see, one of the three pyramids is a little far.
Where you can see everything.
Going to tourist attractions in Egypt is indeed an extremely irritating activity. You get pestered a lot with loads of vendors and people enticing you to a donkey or a camel ride. They literally push their products to you, drop them, and ask that you buy them.
You can enter one of the great pyramids.
And some would tell you it’s a gift or that the service is free, then ask for money. You wouldn’t necessarily know whether they have overcharged you either, as Egypt is ridiculously cheap. Cheaper than Mexico.
Photos are typically not allowed, at least not without paying extra, inside pyramids and temples.
I was offered to take a photo with the donkey and literally carried up to it, taken somewhere, then was asked to pay 200 Egyptian pounds.
Dug deep to make it more difficult for Angelina Jolie to steal things.
Those camels kept shitting and peeing.
One of them kept pushing me to buy a headdress, and I refused, instead going for someone else who did not annoy me, as an attempt to promote good behaviour.
There are some monuments near the pyramids.
I was taking a selfie and this guy just randomly popped into it. When you experience something like this, be sure to get angry and tell them off, as in the end they will always try to get money from you for unsolicited “services”.