Located a short distance out of Cairo is the incredible complex collectively known as "the pyramids". We (a South African guy I meet at the airport and I) were taken to the pyramids, as well as other select Cairo destinations (not really selected by us, mind you), by Achmed the taxi driver. The taxi was fast and had a blazing horn, which was in constant operation.
Driving through Cairo is only slightly less dangerous than actually walking, as the roads are absolutely insane. Were you to point at the game Frogger and say "the cars are the alligators, and the people, frogs", you'd only be inaccurate in that the logs actually stay in their lanes. Cairo traffic, like traffic in the rest of Egypt, is as chaotic as I can possibly imagine. It's hard to say how many lanes the roads have as cars just go wherever they can fit, but I'd say you can fit four or five cars across on some of the big roads. And to make things more interesting, in intersections cars make left and right turns from any of the ... [more]