On our first visit to Egypt in 2014 we stayed in Nazlet a-Sammam, a village right beside the Pyramids of Giza. While we were staying there, we discussed the possibility of going camel riding into the desert, but ruled out the possibility when we looked into in further noting that there might be some iffiness involved. But, one day when we were walking to get bottled water at a little store right next to our vacation rental we saw some people with camels. Our soon-to-be camel riding “tour guide,” Hani, offered to take us out on the camels to see the Egyptian pyramids from afar. We found out he was family with the female shopkeeper whom we had befriended while staying in Nazlet a-Sammam. After talking with Hani for a while and feeding a baby camel some fresh greens, we decided that we were comfortable with the situation, and set out camel riding into the desert the next day.