Well, we weren't exactly planning on taking a trip to Egypt, but it just worked out that way. We had to go back to Kenya for 2 weeks so that Paul could finish up his LAST(woohoo) master's classes. It just so happened that no matter which airline we took, we would have a LONG layover. We ended up going with EgyptAir, which meant that we had a 9 hour layover in Cairo! Yikes. Thankfully, Lottie and Granddaddy were with us, and had made previous plans for a tour company to pick all of us up to go see the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx.
Cairo is a HUGE city and is known for their horrible traffic. Thankfully, we were there on a national holiday (Christmas for the Orthodox Christians), so we didn't have to deal with that craziness. We were picked up and immediately taken to tour the Pyramids and Sphinx. They are huge and absolutely amazing to see in person-I cannot imagine building those. We then were picked up and taken to a nice restaurant for dinner, some quick shopping, and then back to the airport. It was a great day and we were so blessed to have seen some amazing sites as well as to NOT sit in the airport all day long!
The Great Pyramids