Friday, April 14, 2006

Enjoying a quiet Giza plateau
The Al Ahram Weekly website has featured a reader letter praising the SCA's enforcement of a decision to remove camel and horse ride vendors from the Giza Plateau: "As usual, there were plenty of tourist buses, groups, and school children, photographing, descending into the tombs, and playing at the foot of the pyramids. Yet something was very wonderfully different. We were neither followed around nor accosted by irritating 'do you want camel ride, good price' or abused horses. We could spot people galloping off into the desert and heads bobbing up and down on camel backs, but only from a distance. The plateau felt quieter and we could enjoy our walk, alone, in peace."

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