#YQrtw recap: Apr 30 – May 1 Egypt

I’m recapping my round-the-world trip from 2013 with a photo and memory from each day of the trip. The two might be totally different events or things.

Egypt on cruise

Egypt on cruise

I probably wouldn’t have gone to Egypt on my own. Even I have my limits as a solo female traveller on a budget. I do admire others who do.

The Egypt riots of 2012-2013 was still ongoing. But during my time there, I didn’t see any riots. I did see the burnt building next to the Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square. (Now is a good time to admit that I do not follow politics much.)

One of the cruise ladies got talking to a female tour guide who was at the Museum. The tour guide said business had been bad since the riots with fewer travellers coming to Egypt.

I looked at her and thought how lucky I was that I lived in a peaceful country and had the chance to travel. I’ll keep counting my blessings.

Sights of Egypt

Our cruise stopped at the port of Alexandria. Since I signed up for a two-day-one-night tour, I went with the other retirees to Cairo.

The pyramids were a spectacular view. Even from the bus, we could see them, standing tall. But as the bus drew nearer, the size of the pyramid became apparent. They were massive, each stone taller than I am. My heart sang, happy that I finally get to see these Seven Wonders.

Unfortunately, the size of the pyramids made the Sphinx look like a tiny toy and I wasn’t very impressed. I guess I need to count more blessings.

More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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