SAQQARA -THERE IS MORE THAN A PYRAMID AND SAND

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!

More from Egypt soon

     Brigitte

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About Brigitte Nioche

Author of Living Longer, Living Well - How to Embrace the Challenges of a Long Life. Other titles - Dress to Impress, The Sensual Dresser, What Turns Men On.
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2 Responses to SAQQARA -THERE IS MORE THAN A PYRAMID AND SAND

  1. Jacques says:

    Another great post with beautiful photos. I know why Kermit want to stay there!

    Like

  2. Pingback: SAQQARA -THERE IS MORE THAN A PYRAMID AND SAND | Home Far Away From Home

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