Ok first off , yes Egypt is a mess right now, but dont cross this off your list yet.
The Pyramids at Gizeh are simply stunning. When you arrive and see them for the first time you will be amazed how close they are to homes and hotels.. it is in the dessert, but the palteau is very close to the city. At select hotels you can see them which is mind boggeling.
It is a bit of a circus there. There are many people trying to see you things, constantly bugging you and asking to take your photo ( even the cops). On the plus side, there are enough tourists that they will move on and go look for another person. Just enjoy the action and adventure.
Its best you ask a fellow tourist to take your picture vs giving it to a local. ( Sorry locals, but if you were a bit more organized you could really rake in the $). Again, dont let the people draw you away from the sights!
As for camels, this is one photo you will WANT to get. If you are interested, see if another couple wants to join you. Then offer the guide $10 ( aprox) per person. take it or leave it. Dont pay up front. If you do, they'll ask you for a tip.
the guide takes you 200 meters or so out and the ride is fun.. Get some photos here. Let the guide take your picture. he wont run off with your camera because you have his camel!
At the end of the ride he'll ask for a tip.. so consider,whats another $5.? He may still ask for more but say no. ( but again be a bit kind and give him a tip).
treasure your visit, enjoy the view, the people and the craziness!
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