I had some clients for my horseback riding business request that I take them to the pyramids in Giza one day. While they wanted to see the hallmark monuments of Egypt, they were not looking forward to the postcard-selling masses that congeal around anyone who is wandering the plateau. Almost twenty years of residence and a happily forgotten number of visits to the Giza plateau have given me a certain expertise in managing to see the interesting sights there without getting embroiled in the more commercial aspects, so I agreed. Two things that they wanted to do were to see the inside of a pyramid (highly overrated) and to see the museum of the Solar Boat at the base of the Great Pyramid (a tiny wonder) so I got them to the requested destinations, brushing off the sellers with a quick "La'. Aisheen hena" ("No. We live here."), a phrase that elicited immediate apologies on the part of tacky souvenir toting types. While they visited the Solar Boat museum, I sat in the sun gawking at tourists and decided to photograph some of them as they passed by. I took one shot of some as they came around the corner of the museum, but it wasn't until I downloaded them that I spotted the camel. You just never know.