Old Feb 8, 18, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by hockeyinsider View Post
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.
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Egypt. We had a cabbie take us down to Saqqara, where there were five or ten total tourists, and then Dahshur, where we were literally the only ones there other than a couple of guards.

Something really eerie about going inside a pyramid that's almost as large as Khufu's and being the only one in there. Parts of it didn't have working electricity - turn off your flashlight, and it's an almost unimaginable darkness.

Giza, overrun with bus tours and locals trying to sell you crap, is sort of a requirement if you're in Egypt, but I enjoyed the other pyramid sites much, much more.
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