Top Six Sights
Egypt – the pyramids from the Giza Plateau
Even before Napoleon was set to battle, he stopped to appreciate the beauty here and for good reason. In light of pyramid complexes already built, Egyptian king Khufu (also know by his Greek name Cheops) saw there was no proper space for his own when the time came. He found a commanding rock cliff overlooking present day Giza, perfect for a towering pyramid, and today it is known as the Giza Plateau.
The plateau is located only a few miles south of Cairo and only a few hundred yards from the last houses in the city, where a limestone cliff rises sharply from the opposite side of the desert plateau. While our photo hints at the beauty, it is definitely a must see in person if possible.
Jordan—the Monastery at Petra.
The Cedars of Lebanon.
A trek to the Cedars is a lonely ride to the middle of nowhere and not without reward. Adjacent to the national forest are ski resorts, incredible nature views and the cleanest air on earth.