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.
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
If you are interested in a trip to Kemet, with a spiritual perspective, beyond Tourist Attractions, then just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Arit Neter S Mery Maati
aka Tchiya Amet
UPDATE: 4-29-2019 More photos added….more memories…