Flight 16) Heraklion – Cairo

Cairo is a place that I have always wanted to visit in real life. I have a great interest in the ancient Egyptians and the civilization they created. The amounts of artefacts that can be seen in the British museum and many others across the world are a testament to how big a stamp they made.

The pyramids are obviously the first thing that comes to mind when visiting this majestic city and I was eager to see this from the air as I flew in.

Crossing the expanse of water towards Egypt I was flying directly for Alexandria on the north coast. Alexandria is somewhere I think would be worth visiting. I am skipping it on this tour but I may jump at the chance if I ever get the opportunity to see it in the flesh. Spotting the mouth of the longest river in the world, The Nile, I followed it south and saw the small strip of vegetation on either bank of the river in an otherwise desolate landscape. As Cairo came into view the city sprawled out in all directions. I knew the pyramids were on the west bank, but I didn’t know where. I flew low and circled once before I saw all 3 of the largest pyramids. I flew closer and spotted the sphinx too.

The sun was beginning to set and cast a lovely glow over the sides of the pyramids and I decided I would take a helicopter over the sights of Cairo before I left the city. Although I survived my attempt at virtual helicopter piloting, I can admit I need much more practice.

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Cairo Pyramids

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Sphinx

Cairo Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMY_GIfbSvQ

Life in Cairo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnCBqGTTPJ8

Walking in Cairo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0S6UyK4UFI

National Geographic – Inside the Pyramids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcFB3FXmyog

Tour of the Pyramids HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYmEOw6VaZU

Alignment codes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zplFy6l9IlI

Gateway to the stars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJLGUCI6Z8o

Anunnaki Documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXsdNiFac8w

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