Mr Ramadan was waiting for me at the bottom of the escalators to help me through customs, immigration and an additional check, which was to make sure I had gone through the proper process. It was a bit confronting to have my guide say give me 25 US dollars, then I remembered that I had to pay for my visa. He got me though all of the formalities quickly and very easily, A bit of anxiety had me feeling like a human vibrator by the time we got to luggage collection, going through customs past the security and weaponry. That was a good 40 minute wait so I was nice and settled by the time we exited the airport, only to see military walking around casually with semi's and everyone waiting for people to arrive behind barricades. Mr Ramadan gave me a couple of phrases to remember, not that I can remember them now, oh well refresher will not hurt, considering one of the phrases is "thank you", which is needed when dealing with vendors trying to sell you something, if you shake your head and say "Thank you" is the same as saying no thank you.
The traffic is something else here, I struggle with being a passenger when a driver weaves over two lanes, here they weave 3 or 4 lanes. My driver and guide had a good laugh when I let out a "holy shit"
I arrived to my room early afternoon and made the decision not to have a nap, I was being picked up at 6:15 to be taken to the sound and light show at the pyramids. the sun sets early here at the moment.
Welcome to Cairo! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel.
At the evening, you will be taken to the pyramids of giza to attend the sound and light show. After the show ends, you will be back again to your hotel.