The Question and Answer section for The Alchemist (Coelho) is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
When he thinks what?
For Santiago the pyramids are a mystery. The represent the splendors of Egypt, they are sacred, and he believes they hold his destiny.
This is obviously debatable, but here are some suggestions:
1. The Gypsy's interpretation of Santiago's dream (including her urging him to go to Egypt)
2. Santiago finds the job with the merchant
3. Santiago falls in love with Fatima on the...