Koshari makes no sense until you eat it.
Once a shabby affair, Cairo's newer Terminals 2 and 3 fall in with international expectations.
EgyptAir, which turns 90 this year, doesn't have the bling of its Gulf rivals, but is a worthy alternative that is often cheaper.
They might be 4500 years old, but there's change afoot around the Pyramids of Giza.
New discoveries mean Egypt's ancient sites are just getting better and better.
A note for your own security: always use Uber or its Middle Eastern equivalent, Careem.
Five tips on how to visit Egypt's pyramids without the touts and crowds.
Nothing prepares you for the size and greatness of this captivating place. Sites such as Luxor's Karnak temple; the sand-swept tombs of the Valley of the Dead; Abu Simbel or the Great Pyramids are awe-inspiring. But you can also dine like pharaohs on the banks of the magnificent Red Sea after a day's snorkelling on the blue hole; or investigate its history in the fascinating museums of Cairo.