The Great Pyramids of Giza. They’re probably the most iconic structures in the entire world and the first ones that spring to mind when you think of Egypt.
Can I be honest? I was genuinely worried that they wouldn’t live up to the hype. I’ve seen them in books, movies and documentaries so much throughout my life that I was worried I wouldn’t be impressed by them when I actually stood beneath them.
Firstly, they are enormous. Fear not, the blockbuster movies didn’t photoshop their grandeur at all. As you get closer to them you very quickly realise just how tiny you are in comparison.
Secondly, once you get over how big they are, your mind then swims with the hows and whys of it all. These are the questions that have plagued historians and Egypt enthusiasts for centuries. How? How on earth could they have created these phenomenal structures thousands of years before the development of the technology we have today?
You don’t just go to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and then swiftly leave as you tick it off your bucket list. You go to let your mind be blown with thousands of questions, hundreds of selfies (yes, hundreds!) and to develop even more intrigue for the three pyramids than you ever had before you went.
While there, you’ll also have the chance to enter either the largest or smallest of the pyramids. Both have significantly different price tags, but our Topdeck guides talked us through the pros and cons for both and suggested we saved the money and went for the smaller pyramid. Now, there isn’t actually anything inside – it’s just an empty tomb. However, most people enter just to have the experience of standing inside a great pyramid.
On the other hand, if you’re claustrophobic like me, it may not be wise to do so! Instead you can find a nice sandy spot (you have a few to choose from) and just soak in the fact that you are looking at an ancient wonder of the world – a truly unforgettable destination. Let’s be real, the Great Pyramids of Giza could possibly be the biggest bucket list item in the world! So, what are you waiting for?
PsychoTraveller is more than just travel – it’s a platform to inform and inspire people of all ages to live the life they want to live. Through weekly videos, Aly showcases life on the road, the people she meets, the food she tastes and the highs and lows of living as a digital nomad. Aly has been discovering the world for over four years straight, and as a psychology graduate with a love for pho and red wine she looks at adventures big and small and says ‘Let’s do this!’