Earlier this month and for the seventh consecutive year, the Danish Cairo Copenhagen Class embarked on its journey to Egypt. On September 9th, the Danes arrived on Egyptian soil and were ready to begin their adventures.
On the first day, they relaxed, met their host families, and prepared for the next day. It took them some time to adjust to the traffic and the heat, but they got used to it, eventually.
The first voyage on the itinerary was to visit the famous Saqqara Pyramid, followed by the Saqqara clubhouse. The Danes cooled off by the pool while enjoying a fantastic meal. They were then accompanied to the Great Pyramids of Giza, where their expectations were nothing compared to the reality. The historical site of one of the world’s wonders left them mesmerized and amazed.
After they spent a few days discovering Cairo and its treasures, the Danes embarked on the annual Luxor-Aswan cruise. There, they spent four extravagant days exploring ancient temples, riding horses and camels, and falling in love with the Land of the Pharaohs.
On the cruise, they got to see ancient temples such as Karnak, Edfu, and Kom-Ombo. Moreover, they got to visit the Nubian Village, where they interacted with the people and were introduced to every-day Egyptian life.
Astrid Christensen “Camel riding, was honestly one of the best experiences of my life.
Upon their arrival back in Cairo, they were then taken to the newly-equipped Egyptian National Museum. Seeing the tomb of Tutankhamun, mummies, and jewelry that was still intact after millennia left the Danes in a state of absolute astonishment! As they walked through the museum, it was as though they had journeyed through time and history.
Advanced Education’s CC7 students along with their Danish counterparts were invited to a farewell dinner which was attended by Dr. Nermien Isamil at el-Azhar Park. It was the perfect way to end the program.
After twelve long days, it was that bitter-sweet time for both the Egyptians and the Danes. On September 20th, they returned to Denmark; the students exchanged laughs, tears, hugs and goodbyes at the airport.
This trip gave students the opportunity to make life-long friends who will always look back at the experience and program with love and appreciation.