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Giza

Written on: Thursday July 31st, 2008

A journal entry from: Egypt

okay, I know that you were all waiting for these pictures, but I only have a fewminutes to write each day, so sorry for the delay!

 We visitted the pyramids in Egypt.  I think the word "hot" has been completely redefined for me.  Whoever told me that Egypt is not humkid has obviously never been here.  It is hot and thick, but atleast we are on the water and there is a constant wind.  We vistted the pyramids and actually got to climb inside of one of the queen's tombs.  to give you an idea of what giza was like...

you descend down wooden plans that have a metak rung about every 3 feet through an opening that is on 3.5 feet tall by 3 feet wide.  You reach a flat part aqbout 30 feet down and think that that must be as far as you can go.... but that is just the stopping point before the next two descents.  It is about 99 degrees outside, and you can feel the temperature rising as you climb  down into the pyramid.  There is no ventilation.  About 2/3 of the way in you are realising that there is very little oxygen at that point, but you have no choice in whether or not to keep going since the way in is also the way out, and there is no room to turn around.