The Great Pyramids of Giza are best experienced on a camel. End of story.

Arguing that it’s better to approach the last of the 7 original wonders of the world in a minivan, or massive air-conditioned bus, will be an exercise in futility.

It may top the list of tourism cliches, however riding a camel in Giza turned out to not only be one of my favorite experiences from a lifetime of travel, it also resulted in some of my favorite photos as well.

But there’s one catch before you can enjoy this epic, time-honored tradition.

You must bargain for your camel. And let me tell you, it won’t be easy.

The austere office of the camel tour business.

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  • David Lee

    In late 2007, I quit my job and left the comfortable life in the USA for the open road with nothing but a 20-pound backpack, a …

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