“Why is it you can never hope to describe the emotion Africa creates? You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above.”
Kalandula Falls, Angola 📷 @viewsofangola#africa#waterfall
Life, Eternal life, Breath of life
The magnificent tombs in Egypt are a reminder of humanity's search for eternity. The construction of a tomb starts the moment a pharaoh comes to throne. No amount of gold or rubies could quench their desire for forever.
We look for ways to live a meaningful life. Because deep down we know how lucky we are to be here. And our choices, our actions are the summary of our legacy. That's how we live, and that's how we continue living even when we are gone. That will be our colourful carvings on the wall of our "tomb".
Gotcha nose👃😂 •••
Nothing can prepare you for when you see the Great Sphinx of Giza in real life. I ended up visiting the the Pyramids and Giza Plateau twice because once wasn’t enough.
As soon as I arrived in Egypt, I put my Arabic skills to the test. I hit the ground running but also picked up a lot whilst I was there. I managed to impress my tour manager even haggled my way to a good deal on scarf, all in Arabic! Head over to my Youtube channel (link in profile) and watch me as I head to Cairo’s biggest souk and awkwardly bargain in Arabic! 🙈 •••
I’ve never learned so much during a trip as I did in Egypt. Here are just few interesting things I discovered. Each day as the sun rises, the Sphinx (which faces East) wards off evil spirits when the sun rises, acting as a guardian to the tomb of the King Khafre who was buried in the Great Pyramid of Giza. •••
The Great Sphinx of Giza is actually the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt. The eyes alone are 6 feet tall! The Sphinx’s name actually means ‘The Terrifying One’ or ‘Father of Terror’.
What’s the most impressive sculpture you’ve ever seen? Tell me below 🤓👇
@est.exploring the great Sphinx of Giza.
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. You are like a pebble thrown in water; you become wet on the surface, but are never part of the water.”
GIZA, EGYPT // Walking like an egyptian with Chandee @chandee_thorburn⠀
Traveller Tip From Chandee ↠ I have always found ancient Egyptian history so fascinating and it has been my dream to visit the pyramids since I was a child. And who can blame me — they are the only remaining Ancient Wonder of the World built over 4,000 years ago! ⠀
I have put off visiting Egypt for the last five years because everyone told me it ‘wasn’t safe’ to go there alone. I ended up going alone anyway, because I knew that if I didn’t, then I’d probably never end up going. I received a number of mixed reactions when I told people I was going there solo. Most of them believed I was digging my own grave. If you appreciate history, culture and great energy, then you will find the city of Cairo to be very beautiful. I found the local people to be very caring and friendly. My tour guide Samir treated me like I was his daughter and made me feel at home. ⠀
The pyramids are very easily accessible however I strongly recommend hiring a private tour guide, it’ll make everything so much easier. At no point in my trip did I feel unsafe. That being said, you should always take precautions wherever you go. I stayed at Mena House Hotel. It is located right next to the pyramids (you have stunning views of the pyramids from the hotel) and the grounds feature beautiful outdoor pools and gardens. The staff were wonderful, I highly recommend staying here.⠀
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🌓 LUXOR | 3/3 🌓
In Christmas, I travelled in Egypt. This is the Luxor temple, in actual Luxor or ancient Thebes. 🏜 This temple was not mainly used for the cult of a god or goddess but for pharaonic rituals: the entrance hosts colossal statues of Ramesses II. 👑