When thinking of Egypt, one’s mind most often thinks of the Great Pyramids straight away, and then usually the Great Sphinx. While there are many statues of sphinxes around Egypt, the Great one is the largest, and it stands tall and proud in front of the pyramids.
While it is a bit smaller than I expected, it is still equally impressive. It was almost hard to imagine that, after years of seeing it in textbooks and travel ads, I was there standing right in front of it.
And, pretending to kiss it.
While it was incredible to see in person, Jeff and I were completely exhausted by the time we actually stepped foot in front of it. We had arrived in Cairo that morning at 5am and, after breakfast, we spent the morning driving around from sight to sight. By the time we actually saw the Sphinx, we had already seen the pyramids of Dashur and Saqqara, Memphis, and the Great Pyramids. We were exhausted and Egypt’s heat was starting to take a toll on us.
So, with one more photo and a final good-bye, we were off to find some traditional Egyptian food for lunch. The perfect cure for some serious sight-seeing.