Jordan and I flew from Amman to Cairo (about a one hour flight) and spent a couple days there before heading down on the train to Luxor. Thanks to my wonderful sister who works at a Sheraton in the States, Jordan and I were able to get a special rate at Le Meridien which is right next to the pyramids. Check out this view:
I loved the location because otherwise you wouldn't get to see much of the pyramids, just whenever you chose to go out and visit them. But we got to see them pretty much any time we went outside.
The weather was surprisingly cool and with the sun setting early, the pool was a bit chilly. But I did get in a couple times.
I thought the Pyramids were absolutely fantastic. I was a little worried that something so iconic would end up not being as exciting in real life as it was in my head, but there's nothing quite as exciting as coming up on the Pyramids by horseback from the desert.
About a half hour away from the Pyramids, is a smaller pyramid at Sakkhara. We went out there for a little bit and enjoyed posing amongst the ruins.
Hi There! I’m Marisa Lerin and you’ll see me around at Pixel Scrapper a lot. I started this site in 2010 soon after I discovered a new love in digital scrapbooking. Pixel Scrapper has gone through some significant changes since that time and it’s grown into this lovely community site you are seeing now. I am daily surprised by the turn of life’s events that has led me down this path. If you're new to the site, welcome! Here are a few tidbits about me that I hope will help you get to know me better!
I’m originally from Minnesota, USA, but spent a good chunk of my childhood living abroad (in Bolivia and Hong Kong). I returned to Minnesota to attend university, got married and then moved overseas again (Korea, then Jordan and 1 year of traveling). My designs are heavily influenced by these many nomadic years. I am currently back in the USA, now living in the great state of Oregon!
I have no official training for what I’m doing, since I decided very wisely (haha) to study physics in university. I am always learning new things about digital scrapbooking, and this community has been immensely helpful for that!
If I manage to stop digital scrapbooking you will probably find me watching TV, reading or baking. I also enjoy writing for the blog here at Pixel Scrapper where I talk about whatever happens to be catching my fancy at the moment.
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