December 2003. During the Christmas period, I spent three days in Cairo and surrounding Giza plateau. The first day, I chose to explore Cairo itself and the second, the pyramids on the Giza Plateau and Memphis. Walking around Cairo was, in itself, quite an experience if you don’t mind leap-frogging the traffic and breathing in very heavy pollution. I must say that the Egyptians I met in Cairo are probably some of the friendliest people I’ve met and seem to be fiercely proud in being Egyptian. My knowledge of ancient Egyptian history is scant, so descriptions quite vague on the pyramid shots!