So, yesterday we (6 of us: Matt & Kim, Craig, Cam, Ed and I) went on a rollercoaster ride with an Egyptian named Ali, who took us to his home village to meet his wife, eat his food and give us a closed-doors tour of the step pyramids at Abu-Sir / Saqqara (which are now not open to the public anymore). The day was probably the best eye-opener of our Egypt experience we’ve had so far. Aside from my dehydration, it was a good day.
We got to dress up in Jellabiyas (Arabic man dress thing) and ride in the desert and obviously see the pyramids at sunset without any other tourists. It was great.
Sadly, the visa situation is proving a real problem. My Sudanese visa was not processed today, and the others now have to wait for mine to materialize tomorrow. With luck, everything will work in time for our ferry on Monday next week. Otherwise, I’ll be left behind or something tragic.