An Adventure Begins
Starting out bright and early, we took a taxi to the village of Nazlet El-Samman. This village is located at the base of the Giza Pyramid Complex.
As we left our hotel, Le Meridian, to wait for our taxi I noticed a dog being led around a car, sniffing it before the car was allowed entrance into the parking lot.
Picking a Tour Guide
As Michael and I walked towards the area leading to the pyramids, we were aggressively approached by local ” guides” offering tours either on a camel or on a horse.
These locals declared their authenticity as legitimate tour guides because of the inscribed red tags pinned to their jellabiya, indicating so.
Michael didn’t want a tour guide but I did as I was excited at the idea of riding horses while touring the pyramids.
A tall, persistent Egyptian man named Frank (I’m sure his parents didn’t call him Frank at birth!) got our attention.
He walked us to his stable, located in the heart of Nazlet El-Samman.
I was openly excited when I saw his horses, and with this Frank set his price.
Michael agreed because of my enthusiasm, but was not happy with the cost, knowing we were being overcharged.
There were two horses and a foal.
My horse’s name was Mona Lisa and the mother to the foal who followed along because she didn’t like being separated from her mama!
Riding Through Nazlet El-Samman
During the video:
Both of us have colds.
Michael is still furious with Frank because of how much we paid for this tour.
After our tour, Michael let his feelings be known – resulting in Frank promising us an evening horseback adventure, free of charge.
Riding through this village was a real eye opener for me in how fortunate a life we have.