The pool at the hotel was a definite bust as the bottom was dirty and we just weren't feeling it. After a tiresome van ride, bogus shop tour and quicky museum trip, we just wanted to kick back Egyptian style. Our tour guide had a hard time understanding that we wanted to see the nightlife and just hang out, but we ended up calling it a night after a dinner at the hotel. We woke up early the next morning to a breakfast buffet where I had quite a few cups of coffee with some milk. More on that later. We headed straight to the Pyramids at Giza where we had a chance to ride some camels and even race a little bit. The pyramids were definitely quite an awesome sight. You really don't get to realize them in all their glory because of how fast the tour is and I guess it's safe to say that I'm still amazed that I even got to check them out. I do have to admit though that it is a one time show. I'm not going to be aching to go back anytime soon. Maybe it was the heat or just the general mess but maybe with a bunch of other people on a 1 week Egyptian safari to Alexandria and the rest of the Nile might be worthwhile. Here are a few pictures below.
After the Sphinx, we check out a Protestant Church, Jewish Temple and a Muslim Mosque. Went to a jewelry store to check out some Egyptian gold, headed to some cotton place and went to a place where they sell perfumes. I started to get a light headache by the time we were all said and done in the perfume shop due to the overwhelming amount of aromas in the closed room.
We caught some lunch at a Shawarma (gyro type thing) place alongside the road (I wouldn't recommend <-- more on that later) and then made out way to the last stop which was an open market plaza. We got a quick chance to tour around but we ended up not buying anything. I saw some great replica watches, but when it came down to it, I didn't think that I would wear anything. We got back on the bus where I started to really feel dehydrated and sick and headed back to Eilat. That night is when I just started hurting. To say the least, I was on the toilet every other hour throughout the next few days. =( I couldn't pinpoint on whether it was the milk in the morning or the fastfood place that we dined at for lunch or maybe just the overall shock, but I didn't eat (or was scared to eat) for the following two days. I couldn't even get myself to go snorkeling or diving in the Red Sea. I just about called it quits. I did get better on the day prior to us leaving as we stayed at the Hilton Queen of Sheeba Resort! That was awesome.