#1 ͟ Of series "The Real Face of: Egypt"
Everyone has a dream but no one chooses where to be born!
Why am i saying that? We all have a dream but its not in every country that it has the possibly to blossom.
Life in Egypt is financially hard. Oh no im not talking about foreigners or expat here but for the locals. Since the revolution of 2011, almost all #egyptians will tell you life has got tougher, contrary to what were expected. The new upper middle class were once the rich and the lower middle class were once the upper ones. (statement based on interactions with locals)
If and unless your parents are rich enough to pass on their wealth to you, as a young degree holder working in #egypt you earn on average 200-300USD/month which makes it irrelevant to think that hardwork will once pay off!
Family earners are now working harder to earn lesser and the younger generation is putting in a lot of effort to make their way out. OUT? Yes out of the country, is what almost all young egyptians dreamed of these days. Taking 1, 2, 3 jobs to live a decent life and save just enough to feed their dreams.
That's one of the reasons why i travel. Often we dont have the political power to make changes, but what we have is our voice and human connections in order to bring our contribution to the table! By the simple act of venturing to far lands and interact with locals, it allows us to bring to the people a luggage full of different perspectives to #explore , a handbag filled with a promise of friendship that allows more #freedom of #mobility and greater hope for a world of possibilities.
To create an avenue for a tomorrow with #noboundaries ; this was my #motivation to hop onto a plane to the #middleeast and rediscover #humanity when i quit my job in Banking in September 2017.
There is still a long way to go but by the simple act of your presence next to humans of the world, is already a powerful medium to #inspire and exchange #wisdom / knowledge that eventually can help each one of us grow towards the path to our #dreams !
And you, what do you #travel for?
That said, i still believe "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."- B.R
When you're conceited AF, so you build two statues of yourself guarding your own temple 💁🏽 😂
The Luxor Temple was originally built by Amenhotep III but expanded and completed by Ramses II, who took it upon himself to add a bunch of statues of himself throughout the temple cause why not?
Luxor is home to some of Egypt's most impressive temples, so if you have any interest in Egyptology, this is the city to visit!
The First Pyramid ! 🔺
Known as “The Step Pyramid of Djoser”
“More important is the first one doing something great, than the next ones doing something greater, without the first one, the next ones would never exist” - FWF🚀
Memphis was the first capital of Egypt and in Sakkara we found the first pyramid of the history, which means first pyramid of Egypt and of the world. We still can’t believe that all we see is real!
- We got a full day tour visiting The Pyramids, The Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara
- The tour was 50€ per person during 8/9 hours and included a spanish speaking guide, transportation, entrance fees and lunch.
- The first pyramid from 2650 B.C. is composed by six mastabas of decreasing size
- Dedicated to the Djoser Pharaoh and buit by the arquitect Imhotep
- It is the first stone monument of Egypt and of the world
- Originally was 62 meters high and the base 109 meters x 125 meters
- The enormous cemetery of the ancient memfis was an active necropolis for more than 3500 years
-The pharaohs of the ancient empire were buried in the eleven main pyramids of Sakkara
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And the FWF TravelChallenges!
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