A Day In Cairo

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Udja. Uben Un Nefer Nehast.
Greetings. Beautiful Existence Rising. Great Awakening.

Of course, the usual way to travel in Kemet is to land in Cairo first, then travel along the Nile or to other locations. This is very practical, as it costs less to land here than other cities. Many people only come to Cairo, thinking that the Pyramids and the Sphinx are all there is to see. They could not be further from the Truth. These are excellent tourist spots of course, and there are so many great deals to make with the vendors. Besides, the museum is also there in Cairo. However to the Aspirant, the museums are seen as simply the places where most of the stolen treasures from around the world are stored. Then the descendants or guardians are forced to pay money to see them! But that is another story for another day.

Our first day in Cairo was perfect. Of course we stayed at La Meridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa, which is very close to the site. Even though I have been inside the Pyramid of Giza before, and had said that I did not need to go again, it is so much fun to go with someone when it is their first time. So of course, I went in! LOL!! The experience that you have inside of the these sacred sites really depends on who is working that day. We had to leave our cameras at the gate with the security guard. And a box of incense! Yes, be prepared to tip generously, unless of course you pay your tips in advance for the entire visit to the Tour Guide.  The guards usually have a great sense of humor, but you never know, things can change in an instant I have been told, so it is best to not let your guard down too much or feel too comfortable there….Just know that tourists are always being watched, for safety, yes, everyone’s safety, the government, the sites, and the tourist industry. in that order. “You” are actually part of the Tourist Industry…

The Local People of Egypt are very warm and friendly, and always ready to make new friends, and make a good deal at the Markets. Many of  them recognize us to be family, and that is always so touching, because I feel the same way about them. I have come to see time spent in the markets as a ritual, an offering so that the people can continue to live and will continue to take care of the sacred sites. It is Reciprocity with a bonus, because I get to come home with many lovely items, and wonderful memories….

 

Here are some photos from our Day in Cairo. There is so much more to see, we did not stay here very long at all.

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The story with that vendor at the Pyramid is kinda funny: First he tried to strike up conversation with me, by stating he had family in Chicago. Riiiight!! Then he tried to give me something that I did not ask for, by placing it in my bag, THEN DEMANDED TO BE PAID! LOL!!! Yes, the some of vendors may appear to be living in poverty, but many of them make a good living and own their own business I have been told….still, I support artists and women and children vendors whenever I can….

You might have the thought of traveling without a tour guide. However, having the RIGHT Tour Guide is the way to go. They deal with the government, the Tourist Police, they can get you into areas of the sites that are off limits to regular tourists for a small fee, they deal with the soldiers at the check points. They provide protection from vendors and others trying to make a tourist dollar. Of course, I work with Adam from
SacredJourneyEgypt.com.

 

If you are interested in a trip to Kemet, with a spiritual perspective, beyond Tourist Attractions, then just send me an email at lightbeingwellness@gmail.com and we can get you started. There are other Shetaut Neter Temple group trips scheduled for June  and July and you can also have personal adventure with Sacred Journey, for the Sacred Journey of a Lifetime.

We are currently planning our  next adventure for October, so let me know if you are interested. The focus of these travels is Music and Healing. Planning on visiting a Perfume Factory, where we get these amazing flower essences from, and also see some Nubian Style Belly Dancing. Talking about going to the BEACH for the last day!!! One of the highlights will be the Concert on the Nile, with Ancient African Adorations. Of course, we will attend the festival on October 22….stay tuned for more from this Kemet Travel Journal: Musical Initiatic Journey 2018.

 

Hotep

Arit Neter S Mery Maati

aka Tchiya Amet

UPDATE: 4-29-2019 More photos added….more memories…

The Etihad Flight and the Airport at Abu Dhabi

Good Rising.

  • At first, I was hesitant to book the flight with Etihad, because
  • 1. I had never heard of this airlines
  • 2. I had never heard of Abu Dhabi. I had heard of Dubai, however did not really know where it was….
  • 3. I had never been to what is called the Middle East.
  • After my recent flight, I would have to say that I will definitely travel with Etihad again. It was one of the most beautiful airports that I have been in. No, I have not been to the Dubai airport yet LOL!
  • Airport Lobby at Abu Dhabi

    Vegan Meal In Flight

    Indian Food at Airport. Yummy!!!

  • The flight and service was great. The vegan meals were delicious. When you are booking a flight to the Arab States or India, be sure to check Etihad and book your layover in Abu Dhabi. Your boarding pass is good for discounts throughout the airport and all over the city. Next time, I will book an extended layover so that I can explore.
  • Also, when I got to the Cairo Airport, was happy to see recycling bins.
  • Recently people tell me that the recycling programs actually cause more harm than good. Either the companies just throw it in with the trash anyway, or people dump out the trash in the streets to get to the recycling items. Not to mention the trucks snd machinery used for processing. At this point, I think that as long as we make an effort, it is better than doing nothing to change thereby making it worse. We must stop cutting down trees and we must stop killing people and polluting the earth to get petroleum.
  • While leaving the airport and headed home ( ha!) I mean to La Meridien Hotel, a man was just walking down the highway. I was trying to get a shot of the Sunset, it was HUGE! But in this photo it looks tiny…
  • When we got to La Meridien, I was informed that my brand new suitcase was busted. 😞 Getting it exchanged. It was packed very lightly so that I could bring back gifts and music instruments etc. Next time will put one suitcase inside the other.
  • Next episode will be the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. DUA Special Thank You to Adam at SacredJourneyofaLifetime.com, for making the necessary arrangements for this experience to unfold.
  • Bellydance Fashions from Aswan and Beyond….

    Udja!

    The focus of my travels these days is to get closer to the Goddess by learning about, and experiencing more Kemetic Music, Dance, and Healing. Meret is the Goddess of Music, Rejoicing, Dancing, etc. she is the wife of Hapi, the Hod if the River Nile. Hapi is actually the INDIGENOUS name for the Nile. Nile is Arabic name. Hapi represents Abundance, Boutifulness. Mery means Beloved. HetHeru is the Goddess of Love and Beauty. Bes is the God of Music. The Son of HetHeru and Heru is another Musical God. My recent journey was to serve as a Musical Initiation as Heset Shemayet, a Singing Priestess.

    As you may know, I began taking Kemetic Dance classes with Khalidah Kali North African Dance Experience since my birthday this Summer ( which was an Extra Sirius BeEarthday this year….). Yes Egyptian Bellydancing from Aswan!!!! So when I told her I was going to Kemet, she asked me to bring back a few items…..

    Here are a few photos of what we found. Only the tip of the pyramid, so much more to explore. Letz begin with Khalidah Kali and her personal favorite Costume Shop. This is where I was SUPPOSED to go, but we ended up at a shop across the street unfortunately….only received the map later that night. Next time, this is the place to go. Tell them that Khalidah Kali sent you!

    Here are some of the items that were seen. If you see something you like, contact me. We will be bringing many wonderful items back in the future, and some items we will be getting directly from the designers and manufacturers….

    This is my FAV outfit so far! NUBIAN Style! Bought a few others.

    I love these bags. Can never have too many! They make great gifts!

    Nubian Queen. Divine Traveler. My Sistar!!!

    I got the feeling that This vendor wanted me to try on more than his dresses..

    Bought a bellydancing video in Luxor, so here I am trying out some moves and my purple outfit….

    This is a Nubian Folkloric Style Dancing Dress

    I bought a yellow one! Fits like a glove….

    People ask me when I am going back. Hey, I NEVER LEFT! Lol! Kemet is my Spiritual Home: I am ALWAYS singing or making offerings in the Temples….

    I will be going back PHYSICALLY in the Spring 2019 to conduct research. Then in October, will be taking a group of like minded light hearted light beings that want to know more and to experience the spirituality, devotional music, dancing and healing of Ancient Kemet, in modern times. We are also planning a KemeTones Cosmic Sound Healing Training and Initiation Tour in Kemet, probably in Spring 2020.

    When you go to Kemet, be sure to spend time in Aswan, Southern Egypt, where the Indigenous Nubians still reside. Less Arab Occupation there. Spend your money THERE! That is where it ALL began, where the alabaster came from, the granite, the Obelisks. The tourism economy needs your support! Aswan (Temple of Asar) and Abydos ( Temple of Asar) are my favorite places!

    So keep checking back here for more updates, sign the mailing list, subscribe to KemeTones youtube channel, connect with Arit Neter S Mery Maati @aritneters and/or KemeTones @kemetones on instagram, KemeTones and Tchiya Amet Music on fb, and tchiya on twitter. Stay connected, stay in tune, and prepare to join us in Kemet soon: October 2019.

    Until then, Keep Dancing, Keep Singing, Keep Chanting, Keep Making Music, Keep Healing!

    Dua Meret

    Dua HetHeru

    Dua Aset

    Hotep

    Arit Neter S Mery Maati

    aka Tchiya Amet