Erik arrived in Cairo early on Monday and i met him that same evening...
He spent his first hours in Cairo walking around and he also managed to watch the sunrise on the Nile.
On Monday, i met him at around 7p.m. after looping around Zamalek for a while till i found the spot i was looking for, especially with the way the streets are organized (!!) there, the same street can have one direction at the start, the opposite direction in the middle that switches again in the end!
We drove around for a while but it was so crowded (as usual) so we didn't get to far, it was from Zamalek to Tahrir and back.
Then it was time for dinner, for a real Egyptian dinner...Of course Abou el Seed in Zamalek, and a Norwegian man tasted Egyptian Hamam Mahshy (stuffed pigeons), Molokheyya (this has no translations) and Tagen of shrimps, not mentioning the salads, the place has a special atmosphere that's really old Egyptian style, arabic music is playing and the dinner was really nice, Erik enjoyed his experience with the food (but so did i ), although the place was really loud, we had good time.
Tuesday was time for some history, one of the seven wonders of the world...probably the greatest of them all...the pyramids, we arrived there and of course the first thing we found was loads of people attacking us with offers to go around the area on horses or camels and promising all the discounts and calculating how much we'll pay if we took their offer and how much if we don't and so on and so forth.
We managed to get rid of them at last and started walking around the giants, we walked all around the pyramids, took some photos, went up and down and around, of course decsended to the sphinx, took some more photos .
Two things that really impressed Erik were the desert, it was the first time he sees it right in front of him, and how the pyramids where so closely surrounded by buildings and people living there (and i think i can totally understand him).
Then it was time for a nice meal, a cup of tea and lots of chatting. Then we started feeling quite exhausted and decided to call it a day...a really nice day .