Tourist doesn't have anyone to visit the Pyramids with, takes Uber driver

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Monday 22 February 2016 14:00
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(Picture: MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images

A Londoner's work trip to Egypt has gone unexpectedly viral after she took her Uber driver on a sightseeing tour of the Pyramids.

Natasha Philip, originally from the Wirral, was recently in Cairo for a week on business and wanted to see the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza before she left.

Natasha told Mirror Online:

My colleagues in the Cairo office have obviously all seen the pyramids loads of times so told me to go on ahead. I booked an Uber with Ahmed and we set off.

Since the tour was going to take an hour and a half, Philip asked Ahmed, a swimming teacher who works for Uber part time, if he wanted to join her rather than wait in the car - so they set off, Natasha on a camel called Casanova and Ahmed on a horse named Star.

The tour guide made them take a series of cheesy landmark pictures, including a lot of jumping.

Philip said:

...[Ahmed] was reluctant at first, saying: 'No no, it's just for you', but I dragged him in.

We had to take about 20 photos because he wasn't jumping properly. Even [the tour guide] was like, 'You're ruining it!' Eventually we decided holding hands would help him jump in time with me, which it did!

Picture: Natasha Philip

Ahmed had a 4.7 star rating when Natasha booked her ride - but she gave him a perfect score once he dropped her off again.

indy100 has reached out to Natasha for comment.

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