Last Surviving Wonder of The Ancient World

Cairo, Egypt

Nabihah, Chip, Jayven, Nic, Me, Karine, Paul and Val

It has been really long since I last update my blog. Did my Dubai-Cairo trip last month and I have been dying to blog about it cos it is one of the best trips I had with great company. We spent an awesome 8 days together sightseeing, eating, drinking and smoking shisha.

On the first night in Cairo, we watched this Sound & Light show that talks about the history of pharaohs. The show is real boring and I did not understand the story at all. Instead, I was captivated by the amazing night sky that were filled with stars. So many star and it was so pretty!

Nile River

The next day we went on our tour to visit the pyramids and we stopped by at the side of the Nile River to take photos.This is the longest river in the world and it was also where one of the oldest civilizations in the world began at the banks of the river.

Me, Val, Karine, Nic, Nabihah, Paul, Jayven and Chip

PYRAMID! It is a must-see when you come to Egypt!

That is the entrance to the Great Pyramid of Giza which is also known as the Pyramid of Khufu.

The largest Pyramid is built as a tomb for Khufu and the two other pyramids of descending size are built by Khufu’s son, Khafre (Chephren), and grandson Menkure (Mykerinos). The three smaller pyramids are built for Khufu’s wives.

We entered one of the three smaller pyramids.

That is that bury chamber for the Queen.

Posing in the Egyptian way

A friendly souvenir vendor helping Val to put on the Egyptian headwear.

This friendly old lady even gave Val a peck on her cheek.

Camel scratching its back.

Posing for picture again. Behind us is the Pyramid of Khafre which is built for the son of Khufu. It is the second largest pyramid of the ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza.

We tried to do some jumpshots. Woah! I jumped super high!

Getting ready to jump~

Failed attempt!

Successful attempt! Everyone managed to jump so high~

Another thing you must do when you are in Egypt is to take CAMEL RIDE!

The rest tried horse riding instead.

Trying to get onto the camel
Finally on our way!

We were on our own and I even tried to ride the camel around without the guides.

Me feeding the camel
Posing with the camels
The Great Sphinx of Giza and Pyramid of Khafre

Next is to see the Great Sphinx of Giza. The Sphinx has the facial features of a man and the body of a lion. It was built by pharaoh Khafre as a guardian figure to protect the tomb of the Khafre by warding off evil spirits.

You can pay a local kid at about US$1 to help you take cheeky shots of you with the Sphinx. The kids are really skilled in taking such photos and they know how to use all the different type of cameras.

This is me with the little girl who helped me to take all these cheeky photos. 🙂

AND YEAH, the PYRAMID OF GIZA, the only surviving wonder of the Seven Wonders of The Ancient World CONQUERED! 🙂 

Waka Waka, This Time for Africa!

Johannesburg, South Africa 

I had a one-week stay in Johannesburg but all we did were going to the nearby shopping centre for meals. I will never ever dare to go out alone in this country after all the horror news that were reported during the World Cup.

On my last day in Joburg, I finally felt that I was in South Africa when my batch girl and me visited the Lion Park. We bought the guided drive tour from the hotel and off we go for our safari adventure!

This is my first time getting up close with wildlife and I felt like I was on National Geographic! I just wished that I had a better camera with super zoom lens to capture these wildlife in their nature habitat.

Close up view of the Blesbok.

Lion King is shitting! Lol!

“Alright, I am done shitting!”

White lions! So camera-shy!

Blur blur look. So cute!

We were freaking so close to the lion king! Roaarrrrrr!!

Feeding time! These lions are tame and they don’t rush to get their food. I guess they have already lost their killer instinct.

@ the Wild Dog’s Camp in Lion Park.

@ Cheetah’s Camp

I like this photo cos the cheetah’s face is facing the camera. Machiam posing for me! 🙂

Looking up to the blue skies… “Will there be another world over the fence?”

We also get to touch the Lion cubs and cuddle them around our arms.

Sayang-ing the lion cub.

Trying to play with the lion cubs but they don’t want to care about me.

Say Cheeze! 😀

Anddd…..Here is my epic moments at the Giraffe feeding platform.

Heehee.. So “Kiasi”…! :-p