Dashur Pyramids and Sakkara Visit – Day 2 – Spiritual Tour to Egypt – The Egypt Travel Journal of Carla & John Part 7

We were up very early this morning to travel to Dashur to visit the Red, Black and White Pyramids.  We travelled through the streets of Giza and then out into the countryside.  It is remarkable to see such lushness in the fields with the desert so close by.   The site was completely deserted and there was this beautiful stillness all around us.   We ventured into the Red Pyramid and the climb was well worth it.   Once inside we experienced the first of the ancient Egyptian rituals.   It felt wonderful to close my eyes and just allow my thoughts to drift.  I could felt an energy stirring within me.  I was expecting John to stand around taking pictures and he was true to form but at one point he sat down next to me and I could feel him relaxing in to himself.   This area has only been open for a year or so to visitors so much of the energy of the pyramids is still very strong.

We drove to a very quaint restaurant for lunch.   As we entered the complex musicians dressed in traditional costume were playing traditional instruments.  A woman was nearby baking bread in big earthernware ovens and the general feeling of the restaurant was one of celebration and rustic style.  The food was amazing.  So many fresh ingredients that had been mixed into dips that we scooped up with delicious flat breads.  Then there were succulent meat dishes and fresh salads.  I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed eating more.  The music of Egypt is so joyful you just want to get up on your feet and dance.

 

After lunch we travelled to Sakkara to visit the Step Pyramid of King Djozer.   Sakkara is a beautiful site with much of it still being intact after thousands of years.   The step pyramid reminded me so much of the pyramids that I’ve seen throughout Mexico and I began to wonder if there were some links between the two civilisations.  There were a number of vendors selling all kinds of souvenirs at the site and I couldn’t help feeling that it was a tough way to earn a living.  There was so much to see at Sakkara and I have to admit that by the time we left I was feeling rather tired from so much walking.

On the way back to Cairo we stopped off at a carpet school where they are teaching children the ancient art of making hand made carpets.  These children are trained to create the designs from their imagination.   Their work was truly beautiful and I was in awe of their skills.

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