Asked hotel reception to arrange a taxi to take us there - arrived within the hour with an English speaking driver who warned us he was just a driver & not a guide. He proceeded to give us a brilliant talk on the pyramids, how best to deal with hawkers "La", or "La'ha" means "No" in Egyptian, but they recognize "No" provided you are firm. Do not make eye contact, do not look at the stuff they are trying to sell, or they will stick to you until you leave. Your 'area' pass that you buy to get to the pyramids (separate from passes to get you into either the Great Pyramid or the second one) gives you access to the sphynx also, so do not let your taxi driver take them from you otherwise they might offer to get you a 'separate' pass for the sphynx, take another 70 Egyptian pounds from you, only to return with your own pass! Our driver advised to enter the second pyramid as the interior is the same as that of the Great Pyramid but cheaper, plus it is becoming hard to get into the Great Pyramid - currently only 150 visitors can enter at 9.30 am and another 150 at around 3pm. However, the tomb in the 2nd pyramid is 42 metres underground and the entrance is VERY small - so we did not go into it, even after buying tickets.
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