Our experience at the airport was one of ease, speaking with the locals, we are assured that it is safe, so enjoy your stay The political unrest is settled at the moment due to the upcoming election, held on the 27th May. On gaining our visa for entry to Egypt, was not painful, just hand over $ 50 US dollars for two and off you go. On arrival to the hotel, was quite excited to see our first glimpse of the pyramids from our hotel.
Day 2, saw us visiting the pyramids and sphinx, what an enjoyable day, riding a camel through the pyramids is a must do and I would highly recommend doing it, what an experience. The pyramids are an amazing feat of architecture built in 3,000 BC. In the whole of Egypt there are a total of 138 pyramids and in Cairo there are 12, one being the great pyramid.
After the morning spent at the pyramids we travelled to Alexandria, on the way stopped at the monastery of St Bishoy, a Coptic /Christian monastery, where we were given a great history lesson by Father Joakim.
After our visit we experienced falafel and flat bread and fresh fruit from a local market. On our travels to Alexandria, we drove on dirt road, covered with rocks at quite some speed so was not a surprise when we got a puncture in the front tyre, well spotted by DH, so after a delay we finally arrived into Alexandria 7.30 pm.
Day 3 we visited the Catacombs, Pompeii Pillar and the national library.