Great Pyramids of Giza
Egypt is a country that has been on my bucket list for ages. It wasn’t until 2020, during the pandemic, that I was finally able to visit and make my dream come true.
The first historical stop of the trip was to the Great Pyramids of Giza. These impressive pyramids were built 4,500 years ago. Each pyramid took approximately 20 years to build and 100,000 workers.
Let me be the first to tell you that this is a place that must be visited first-hand to be truly appreciated. I spent most of the time picking my jaw up off of the ground. Simply mesmerizing!
Great Sphinx of Giza
Just a short distance away from the first stop was the Great Sphinx of Giza which was also built about 4,500 years ago! With such a lack of tourists because of the pandemic, it was a great time to visit and also to capture some lovely photos and videos.
My tour guide informed me that when the Sphinx was rediscovered it was covered up to its neck in sand. Crews had to dig it out to reveal its full beauty.
Step Pyramid of Djoser
The next stop was the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara which was built 4,700 years ago, about 200 years older than the pyramids of Giza. These are only about 20km from the Giza pyramids but took a while to get to because of the road conditions.
While there, we got to go inside some burial chambers to see ancient hieroglyphics as well. Seriously impressive stuff.