Old Feb 8, 18, 7:41 am
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I went to Cairo three years ago. I stayed at the Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa, which was near the pyramids. It was clean and the staff were great. If I recall, smoking was everywhere. It did have a very nice pool.

Honestly, I don't know if I would stay in this area again because there wasn't that much to do in and around Giza. Giza wasn't very convenient for the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, either.

The Giza pyramids had a few tourists, but I went on day trips to a couple of pyramids further out and there was nobody there except for me, my hotel driver and the security guard with an AK-47.

Expect to pay bribes, everywhere. From the taxi driver asking for extra money to the security at the pyramids to the airport security demanding a bribe to get inside the terminal. $5 generally worked.

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