Obama Takes The Pyramids of Giza Tour, But Skips Camel Ride
After a typical date night escape brought President Obama to New York City earlier this week, we can only imagine that he was all warmed up to play tourist on his Egypt jaunt.
He may be in Dresden today addressing issues of Holocaust denial, before he rounds out this week with a visit to the D-Day beaches of Normandy, Obama made sure to drop by Cairo University to deliver a hotly debated speech. Thankfully he brought his khakis and set aside enough time to day trip out to the Pyramids of Giza and the 600-year-old Sultan Hassan mosque. During a private visit to the Spyhnx, Obama even joked that were he a typical visitor, he'd get on a camel.
While a typical visitor wouldn't have been blessed with the absence of crowds and freedom to get so close to the structures, Obama is essentially enjoying his international visits like any good traveler.
Perhaps in the future, if Obamania continues, a tour company could begin offering trips following the routes of Obama's presidential visits; this trip alone would include Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany, and France. We'll give it another fifty or so years though; after all, the JFK museum in Berlin didn't open until 2006.
· Obama Cairo Speech [Huffington Post]
· Obama Butters Them Up in Cairo [NY Post]
· Presidential Travel Coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: Reuters/NY Post]