As a tourist, you have to see the Pyramids. Karen and I arrived quite early so we were the first there. It is quite amazing to see how the ancient Egyptians did not use any machinery. The scientists still keep finding something new all of the time. I should have been surprised to see the hawkers but I wasn’t. What I was surprised to see is how aggressive they can be. They are constantly asking tourists for camel rides, post cards, pictures. They want your money and that’s it. Just a warning to other tourists; watch your wallet and don’t pay the tour police money just for taking your pictures. They aren’t supposed to ask but they can be intimidating.
My husband and I did see the light show in the evening. It’s quite kitschy but fun. Seeing the Egyptians dressed in ancient clothing but playing bagpipes is kind of surreal.