We found the pyramids!
After a long haul set of flights we landed in Cairo then headed straight out the next morning to see the pyramids of Giza these structures are even bigger and more impressive then I imagined. You can see them looming from various points in the city and when you’re up close or even inside you just stand in wonder.
I’ve wanted to see these since my grade 6 teacher showed us a slideshow of his travels to Egypt. Nothing can describe seeing them in person.
Can we talk about "safety"? I love hiking alone, and am often told that it's "unsafe." But it has never make sense to me to characterize hiking alone (a leisure activity that I could stop doing at any moment, if I wanted to) as a dangerous thing when there are so many ways that violence or the threat of violence constantly hovers over bodies that are not male, cis, white, normative. So don't tell me not to go hiking alone if you're not going to also talk to men who are creepy to women on public transportation, or if you're unwilling to acknowledge how police brutality makes public and private spaces unsafe for Black people, or if you don't care about gun control even though mass shootings have happened nearly every day of 2018 in America, or if you'd rather not think about the non-consensual sterilization of First Nations women in Canadian hospitals as recently as 2017. The "outdoor community" is so preoccupied with bear spray and their rain jackets that cost hundreds of dollars that there's practically 0 engagement with the reasons for which the "civilized" world is unsafe for so many people. No condescending speech about hiking alone is going to change that. // 📍 unceded Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw & səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ territory // #unlikelyhiker#outdoorasian#diversifyoutdoors#theadventuregap#stopexploring#optoutside#beautifulbritishcolumbia#hikebc#pnw#reflectiongram#choosemountains#canadagram#earthfocus#vancitywild#thegreatoutdoors#nativeland#decolonize#naturelovers#earthpix#forceofnature