When thinking of Egypt, we see images of the desert, yellow sand, a burning sun, and dryness. Especially at Saqqara where the Step Pyramid, the first pyramid ever built, is surrounded by sand as far as the eye can see. But going there, there was a surprise – The Saqqara Palm Club.
After visiting the Step Pyramid it was around 2 pm and very hot. When our air-conditioned bus stopped and we were asked to step outside, I did not want to leave and face the heat again. But we had no choice, we were going to have lunch. Following our tour guide we went towards a door which looked like the entrance to a monastery.But it was not a monastery. It was more like an Oasis, with lush vegetation, beautiful flowers, and the most beautiful swimming pool surrounded by palm trees.
Now I did not regret having left our bus – besides the coolness and calm, there was a wonderful buffet waiting for us with different meats cooked on the barbecue, vegetables, salads and freshly squeezed strawberry juice, of which I drank 3 glasses.
After lunch, while taking a walk through the gardens I came across Kermit. He asked me why I had to get back onto the bus, why I could not stay a little longer? I asked myself the same question, but could not come up with an answer – I suppose it was because the bus was waiting for us!
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