Pyramids Rained Out

Posted by on Mar 15, 2007 in Egypt | 3 Comments

I was all ready to go to the pyramids today but it was raining. Who hears of rain in Cairo? I stopped by the Ethiopian Airlines office this afternoon when I realized that tomorrow is Friday. Everything is closed in Cairo on Fridays and I have a night train booked to Aswan. If I fly on the weekend I can fly Cairo> Addis> Dar es Salam or Cairo> Addis> Nairobi for $509. Actually, for two flights that’s not horrible.

The Ethiopian Embassy confirmed that I am allowed to fly in on a one-way ticket with no onward flight so it’s a possible solution. I’m still looking over the land route to Kenya though, which doesn’t look ideal.

Tomorrow is my last day in Cairo and it must be pyramid day. I have a night train to Aswan. Only twelve hours? After India and China that’s nothing.


  1. Jim
    March 15, 2007

    The pyramids are a letdown anyway – but I can see why you have to go. Don’t let your taxi driver scam you into taking a camel ride!

  2. Matthew
    March 16, 2007

    What? No Sudan?

  3. Mike Pugh
    March 16, 2007

    I flew Air Ethiopia from Cairo to Entebbe, Uganda. They told me the flight would stop in Nairobi. They failed to tell me that we’d also stop in Khartoum and Addis Ababa. Hooooooo! Good times. Still, it was the cheapest thing going.