As part of any guided tour to the Pyramids of Giza, a stop at one of the many Papyrus vendors on the main strip leading up to the plateau, is simply a must. The art that is drawn on the papyrus paper is almost as valuable as the paper itself, and visitors can purchase anything from a classic cartouche with your name in hieroglyphics, to a depiction of the ancient Egyptian zodiac, or even one of my favorites, a more modern work of a Pharaoh’s bust. But what you take along in understanding, will be even more valuable weighed against the sands of time.
Marketing campaigns for hotels chains are not a new fad, nor is using sexy to sell ideas, but doing so intriguingly, this is a bit uncommon. In News from Conrad Hotels & Resorts this morning, their brand is on a global marketing binge that may see a new phrase coined, “chic and slinky sells,” rather than sex.
On the plateau of Giza, a sentinel stands guard. Built of stone, its body is that of a lion, it’s face that of its maker. The Sphinx has served as a witness to history unfolding, from the fall of the Pharaohs; great armies have marched in front of it led by generals of legend – Napoleon, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great himself. The Great Sphinx has even witnessed the mighty river Nile change its course. And now this guardian of Egypt is witness to the fall of the modern Pharaoh of Egypt.