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Lara Croft!
19-05-08, 12:09
On the 28th of April until the 5th of May I went to Egypt with my boyfriend Panos. We are lucky because his best friend's aunt works there as a teacher in a Greek school and she invited us to stay there. Along with us were, Panos' friend, his sister and her boyfriend.
We stayed the whole time in Cairo and visited Alexandria for a day.Unfortunately because of our jobs we couldn't stay longer so as to visit Luxor and Karnak.
Cairo is a very unique place. It's generally a poor city, everything is very cheap and by bargaining you can achieve ridiculous prices. The people were friendly in general, they didn't speak much English. Sometimes we got annoyed by all those who grabbed you from your clothes and begged or others that wanted to trick you. The city wasn't dangerous, even late at night.
If your appearance is very different than that of them you may get a lot of looks (You can't imagine how men,women and children stared at my red hair). Although you feel like an alien from a foreign planet, men are not offensive. I was holding Panos' hand at all times so I wouldn't know how it would be for a single girl. Plus all our clothes weren't very open so as to avoid further looks.
The driving in the city was sth unseen for me... Cars and taxis were changing lanes without flash warning, they turned without warning, traffic lights were either absent or defied. Some traffic control policemen were smoking not giving a damn about the traffic and some carriages with horses made things worse.The first time I went into the taxi I was terrified but their driving grew on me. All drivers are used to that "free driving with no rules" so not many accidents happen.

Enough talking... Time for the pics...


http://s50.photobucket.com/user/Lora160687/slideshow/LORA%20PERSONAL%20PICS/Egypt

MiCkiZ88
19-05-08, 12:12
OOooh! I wanna go to Cairo/Giza! I've been to Egypt, but I've never been to Cairo or lower (northern) Egypt.

Great pics Lora. :tmb:

george_croft
19-05-08, 12:12
Great pics Lora!:tmb:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/Lora/Egypt/th_P4280189.jpg

Aww, the two of you look so cute together! :hug:

Lara Croft!
19-05-08, 12:28
Thanks George!!!!:)

OOooh! I wanna go to Cairo/Giza! I've been to Egypt, but I've never been to Cairo or lower (northern) Egypt.

Great pics Lora. :tmb:


And where have you been Mixu?

Drone
19-05-08, 12:31
cool pics :) Glad you had a safe and nice trip :tmb:

dream raider
19-05-08, 12:34
Looks like you had fun! The pictures are really good! :)

Larapink
19-05-08, 12:39
All of those pictures are amazing!

I want to see Egypt, it on my list of places to vist. :)

MiCkiZ88
19-05-08, 12:48
And where have you been Mixu?Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan (week) and another week at Hurghada. :)
I hope my dad could send me the pictures from his PC.

I did post some of them here ages ago, but unfortunately some here didn't believe I actually had taken the pictures. Pfft.

Ikas90
19-05-08, 12:53
Amazing pictures, Lora! :jmp: You make me jealous, lol. :D

Looking forward to seeing more pictures. When can we go out again, so you can tell me all about it? :D I'm off to the far north next month; the Baltics, Sweden and maybe Finland.

MiCkiZ88
19-05-08, 12:55
..maybe Finland.Get your arse up here so I can pluck your eyebrows!


Erm.. carry on.

Lara Croft!
19-05-08, 12:58
Amazing pictures, Lora! :jmp: You make me jealous, lol. :D

Looking forward to seeing more pictures. When can we go out again, so you can tell me all about it? :D I'm off to the far north next month; the Baltics, Sweden and maybe Finland.


Woah!!! Talking about being lucky! In one year you will have explored most of Greece, visited Latvia and now these destinations... You are the lucky one my friend. Who will you go with? On Wednesday, at about 9.30 we will go out to a cafeteria with Panos and our friends that we told you about to watch the Champions League final. You can join us if you like!

Ikas90
19-05-08, 13:04
Get your arse up here so I can pluck your eyebrows!


Erm.. carry on.

LMFAO, *****. :p

Woah!!! Talking about being lucky! In one year you will have explored most of Greece, visited Latvia and now these destinations... You are the lucky one my friend. Who will you go with? On Wednesday, at about 9.30 we will go out to a cafeteria with Panos and our friends that we told you about to watch the Champions League final. You can join us if you like!

Well I might actually be going back to Australia in August, to apply for Uni. This month, I'm going to Lesvos, and some places in Peloponnese. Then I'm back to Latvia, and I'll be going to Sweden with Agnes' family to meet George, and then to Finland to meet Micki. :p Sure, I might be able to see you then. I'll see what I can do.

Rivendell
19-05-08, 13:12
Great stuff Lora! Glad you had a good time! :tmb: :hug:

ShadyCroft
19-05-08, 13:15
Cairo is a very unique place. It's generally a poor city, everything is very cheap and by bargaining you can achieve ridiculous prices. The people were friendly in general, they didn't speak much English. Sometimes we got annoyed by all those who grabbed you from your clothes and begged or others that wanted to trick you. The city wasn't dangerous, even late at night.
If your appearance is very different than that of them you may get a lot of looks (You can't imagine how men,women and children stared at my red hair). Although you feel like an alien from a foreign planet, men are not offensive. I was holding Panos' hand at all times so I wouldn't know how it would be for a single girl. Plus all our clothes weren't very open so as to avoid further looks.
The driving in the city was sth unseen for me... Cars and taxis were changing lanes without flash warning, they turned without warning, traffic lights were either absent or defied. Some traffic control policemen were smoking not giving a damn about the traffic and some carriages with horses made things worse.The first time I went into the taxi I was terrified but their driving grew on me. All drivers are used to that "free driving with no rules" so not many accidents happen.

Welcome to the middle east lol! :p
I've never been to Egypt (dad has, and I only saw pictures) but I understood the things you mentioned. Here, too, you get stares if you're different (even local people, like me when I speak in English with my Filipino friend, get stares).

Cars and taxis were changing lanes without flash warning, they turned without warning, traffic lights were either absent or defied.

lol! I Know! same things for alot of taxis here too.

Plus all our clothes weren't very open so as to avoid further looks.
Good thing they werent. I once wore shorts down to my knee here...never doing it again.

Sometimes we got annoyed by all those who grabbed you from your clothes and begged or others that wanted to trick you.

yup, we get that alittle here too.


Anyway, I love the pics! and am happy you and Panos had a great time. Get over here next time, ok ? :p

Rexie
19-05-08, 13:42
Looking forward to seeing more pictures. When can we go out again, so you can tell me all about it? :D I'm off to the far north next month; the Baltics, Sweden and maybe Finland.


Where? Tampere? Närpes (hope not -.-)? Vasa? Helsinki?

O-M-G at the mummies!!!

sounds like you had fun!!

ShadyCroft
19-05-08, 13:45
O-M-G at the mummies!!!

Ya, pretty scary tbh...I bet they were careful not to step on their trigger.

Nemo_91
19-05-08, 13:47
Awesome pictures, Lora! :tmb: Looks like you had a great time :D

Alex Fly
19-05-08, 13:51
Superb pics. Glad you had a good time. :tmb:

Lara Croft!
19-05-08, 15:56
The Great Pyramid, other pyramids and the Sphinx. I tried to climb some blocks in the great Pyramid but it wasn't the easiest thing, they are almost as high as I am... Tourists in the early years of the discovery pf the pyramids used to climb all the way up to the top... Juts like Lara...


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zappo3000
19-05-08, 16:15
you went to city of the dead :eek:
i want to go!

Mad Tony
19-05-08, 16:18
Wow! Nice pictures! :eek: :tmb:

Lara Croft!
19-05-08, 16:34
Some more from the Sphinx complex. We sat in a cafeteria indicated by Pano's finger on the map. It was so great! I could have sat there for hours. The visit there was definately my most memorable moment in Egypt. I felt such an awe facing the only remaining Wonder of the ancient World... And... As then, I'm at a loss of words....

I also had a braid made to take a Lara-ish pic and as you may have noticed, I'm wearing a Lara T-shirt.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/Lora/Egypt/th_P4300492.jpg (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/Lora/Egypt/P4300492.jpg)http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/Lora/Egypt/th_P5020907.jpg (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/Lora/Egypt/P5020907.jpg)
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Christi
19-05-08, 19:08
OOH IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAD ALOT OF FUN!:p

ClrMap
19-05-08, 19:31
Hey, neat pics! I hope I get to go to Egypt sometime soon!

lisa_croft
19-05-08, 20:16
wow, those pics are great. Hopefully i will go to egypt in years to come -crosses finger for luck-

I actually remember going in for a TR competition to revisit Lara's footsteps in egypt, i obviously didnt win :(

Christi
19-05-08, 20:55
I want to go to Egypt soooo bad!!:(

Shrantellatessa
19-05-08, 21:09
Glad to see you enjoyed the trip :) And thanks for the pics, although the mummy ones are really disturbing :p

Tina Croft
19-05-08, 21:20
awesome pictures! :tmb:

that Lara shirt is hilarious. :D

patriots88888
19-05-08, 21:38
Drowning in envy. Very nice pics. Thnx for posting these. :)

rowanlim
20-05-08, 11:08
Wow!! It looks amazing! I hope to visit Egypt 1 day...Thanks for sharing the photos! It looks like you had a great time! :tmb: :hug: :D

Lara Croft!
20-05-08, 11:49
that Lara shirt is hilarious. :D

I hope the hilarious doesn't associate with ridiculous... My boyfriend had it printed for me on my birthday.



More pics.... The night pics are from a feloukada, a boat trip on Nile. Then a poor neighborhood and the view of the buildings from the top of a minaret. Last 6-7 pics are from The Citadel of Cairo...

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Lara Croft!
20-05-08, 11:59
Next is Sakara. An area about an hour away from the pyramids of Giza. There lies the famous step-pyramid, which was built by the famous architect Imhotep (Trivia For the mummy movie fans:p) .The pyramid in Sakara shows how the technique of the Egyptians improved years by years to give us the masterpieces of Giza. I loved this place because there weren't many tourists and the whole setting felt very Tomb Raider-ish... So some poses in the pics follow the theme....

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Orionvalentine
20-05-08, 12:17
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/Lora/Egypt/P5020770.jpg

This shot looks awesome! Looks like the Legend crouching pose :D

Lara Croft!
20-05-08, 12:26
Heheheee.... it was deliberate of course... God I loved this place!!!


More pics from Sakara, I did climbing, I jumped onto blocks, I even found a sliding floor that led into a dark room...

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And after that we went to Giza for one more time and ate at an oriental restaurant. The sunset was beautiful....

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Orionvalentine
20-05-08, 12:52
A darkroom eh? ;)

CerebralAssassin
20-05-08, 12:53
nice!:D looks like you had a great time! :tmb:

Tina Croft
20-05-08, 13:03
I hope the hilarious doesn't associate with ridiculous... My boyfriend had it printed for me on my birthday.

no, it doesn't. i like it very much. ;)

awesome pics again. :tmb:

Drone
20-05-08, 13:41
great pictures !

xMyrax
20-05-08, 13:49
Welcome to the middle east lol! :p

FADAYE7 IL 3ARAB HAHAHAHA! I was gonna say that xD Ya 7aram shu ba7zan 3al nas il beejo 2u yishoofo heik manazer

Lora I'm surprised you didn't mention the food :P Next time you go to Egypt go to Taba or Sharm El Sheikh, they're hella fun even though Taba is uncivilized...Like, really uncivilized xD But they're awesome :P And really nifty pictures I might add! :3

Pipolinne
20-05-08, 16:07
I'm a tad concerned with the welfare of those mummies,Lora: after all they didn't jump on you or tried to kill you when you passed by :D! Either TR was lying to us,either those aren't the real thing :D!

Seriously,what great pics!Egypt was never a first choice,for me,but since I became a TR player I've becoming gradually more interested.

I'm glad you had a great time :tmb:!

Angel666
20-05-08, 20:42
Dude, your boyfriend looks like my biology teacher from last year. :D Looks like you guys had a great time. I couldn't imagine having an ancient grave in my back yard. :eek:

MoonSword
20-05-08, 21:16
Beautiful pics! :tmb:

God, it rises so good memories. I've been in Egypt back in 2002.
Luxor: Karnak, Valley of Kings, Deir-El-Bahari (valley of Queens).
A cruise up the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, visiting Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae, Abu Simbel and then Cairo (Gizeh, Saqqarah).

Exceptional. I wish everybody could go and see...

Hoof Hearted
20-05-08, 22:27
Thank you for your lovely holiday pictures.

I can see what you mean when you say that they stared at your red hair -

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/Lora/Egypt/DSC08432.jpg

LOL!!

ECB
21-05-08, 02:30
Those pictures are amazing. Really glad you could go to Egypt. I would love to go there.

Lara Croft!
21-05-08, 10:32
Moving on to Alexandria... We took the train from Cairo and took us about 3-4 hours to get there. Since it is by the sea, the setting and the lifestyle was very different.

The train.... http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/Lora/Egypt/th_P5031056-1.jpg (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/Lora/Egypt/P5031056-1.jpg)


The Catacombs Yet again no pics were allowed down the catacombs so I took pics from my mobile, hence the poor quality...

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kryptonite23
21-05-08, 10:35
Very Nice Pictures :tmb:

Lara Croft!
21-05-08, 11:08
Thanks Kyle! And for those that had enough of my pics, this is the last set...

Still in Alexandria.....

The Citadel
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A view of Alexandria

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The library of Alexandria

It was a huge modern building. It had a special sector for the old books. So few manuscripts were saved from the ancient Library...Panos in the second last picture stands on a sun dial clock. You stood on the right month and your shadow indicated what hour it is. Very accurate I might add.

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And my trip was close to its end. There were two days left, including our departure day. On the way home, I got sick and I spend most of the train trip in the toilet. I never left the house since then and I came back to Athens minus 4 kgs. Not that I minded that.... Although it ended badly for me and I didn't get a chance to go to Luxor and Karnak, just the Giza complex was a life-time experience. i would definitely go to Egypt again to see an ever larger part of it. I did promise before I go that I would post lots of pics and I didn't lie! And considering that along with Panos we have the sum of 1400 pics, you must admit I didn't post that many!:DThanks for watching the pics, I hope you enjoyed! :):)

MiCkiZ88
21-05-08, 11:10
Ooh, the catacombs! Always wanted to go to Alexandria. Maybe next time I visit Egypt. :D

Gorgeous shots, and you both look lovely. :tmb:

TheStoryteller
21-05-08, 11:25
That's sooooooooo cool!

I never been to Egypt yet but its on my list :)

thanks for sharing your pics & impressions!

Earthcane
21-05-08, 11:33
Wow, very interesting!
Alexandria's definitely on my top places to see before I die list. :D

Terrific post, Lara Croft- thanks for sharing! :tmb:

Lara Croft!
22-05-08, 12:59
Lora I'm surprised you didn't mention the food :P

When I said I got sick and I spend most of the train trip in the toilet. I made a non-immediate reference to food....:mad::D


Dude, your boyfriend looks like my biology teacher from last year

Is that a good thing?:D



I can see what you mean when you say that they stared at your red hair -

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/Lora160687/Lora/Egypt/DSC08432.jpg

LOL!!



Sick man!:mad:...... and funny as hell!!!:D:D:D



Thank you all for watching the pics and commemting on them!!!!

Angelx14
22-05-08, 13:36
You were in Egypt? =O! That's awesome! I so wanna go there too. =D It looks like you had a very good time there and great pictures. :tmb:

Zelda master
22-05-08, 14:53
Im going every year, i love it, however City of the Dead and the Catacombs are places i still have to go to... and the sounth of Egypt i still have to go to... also whats wrong with the food, i love it all, i never get sick there:p
BTW the taxi´s are fun, my dad has his own car there and drives exactly the same, trust me after years you dont bother at all anymore:p

Lara Croft!
23-05-08, 17:36
If a European tries to drive there.... there will be mayhem!!!:D:D:D

Panos7pl
25-05-08, 14:54
We had a great time in Egypt with my lovely girl, we also had some bad moments with our plans to go to Sinai Mountain but the taste at the end was good. . . I liked the pyramids a lot and the Sphinx was great too. . . I hope you liked the pics. . .

Lara Croft!
26-05-08, 11:19
^^^^^^:hug::hug::hug::jmp::jmp::jmp::cln::cln::cln ::gki::gki::gki::gki::gki:

Dia2blo
26-05-08, 11:36
These pics make me really want to go to Egpyt! it looks amazing, and you really are a Tomb Raider- entering ancient tombs and escaping with the artefacts- your photos :P
i thought id get all deep there.

MoonSword
26-05-08, 12:02
It does not only look, it IS amazing. :jmp: