April 26, 2011 Posted by Marina in Blackthorn walking Sticks, Irish walking Canes, Shillelagh, Walking Canes, Walking Sticks
Visiting Cairo using your Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick
Egypt is a fascinating adventure, especially when you walk in certain areas of the country with your Irish blackthorn walking Canes. Of course, most visitors go to Egypt to visit the city of Cairo and the Pyramids. Naturally, you’ll want to bring your blackthorn as you’ll have quite of a distance to cover, and the walking stick will certainly provide the needed support.
Visiting the Pyramids
Of course, you’ll want to see the Pyramids, and you certainly won’t be disappointed. There are nine pyramids in the Giza complex, not just the three main ones that you often see depicted in pictures and postcards. In addition, Giza is not the only place in Egypt where you will see pyramids. There are many more of the structures in the Egyptian desert.
The Great Pyramid
As mentioned, the Pyramids of Giza are every bit as awesome as you might imagine. According to one Greek historian, Herodotus, one of the pyramids—The Great Pyramid of Cheops—was built using approximately 100,000 men for a period of two decades. The great pyramid was built with approximately 2,000,000 stone blocks, each which averaged over 2 ½ tons each. The pyramid measures 746 feet at the base, or a little over 2 football fields long. The great structure also rises around 450 off the ground. However, when it was originally built, it was probably around 30 feet higher.
Entering the Great Pyramid
When you enter the Great Pyramid, you must climb a low, narrow, tunnel that is dimly lit, stooped over, until you enter the main gallery which is around 150 feet long and almost 30 feet high. However, it’s only a few feet in width. Some tourists have attempted to climb the outside of the Pyramids although this isn’t officially permitted.
Visiting the Sphinx
On your trek with your Irish blackthorn walking stick, you’ll be able to tread across a good deal of space while viewing the Great Pyramids of Giza, or the Pyramid of Cheops, the Pyramid of Chefren, and the Pyramid of Mykerinos. In addition, if you walk with your blackthorn down the hill to the southeast of the Great Pyramid, you will come into the valley where you will find the Sphinx. Next to the Pyramids, this attraction is rather small – it’s only a little over 65 feet high and just a paltry 240 feet in length.
Walking through the City
When you first visit Cairo, you’ll be glad you brought your Irish blackthorn walking stick as it can be a bit difficult to navigate. The sidewalks are crowded and streets are packed. However, if you have an intrepid nature, you’ll enjoy the hustle and bustle of the ancient metropolis. Such a nature will come in handy when you try the various Egyptian dishes in the city’s cafes and restaurants.
An Egyptian Specialty
You might feast on some makarona, which is often served in Egyptian cafes. It’s typically made of elbow noodles in a white sauce that is baked into a solid yet soft cake. Usually served with a thin gravy with ground meat, it is often welcome nourishment for anyone who has been walking and needs a bit of energy.
A Memorable Trip
Needless to say, Egypt is certainly one of the places you’ll want to visit using your Irish blackthorn walking stick. It’s a travel adventure you soon won’t forget.