Cairo Egypt. The bus trip from Alexandria to Cairo was very long, 2 1/2 hours. The countryside is not wonderful, rather dirty and gross. The Pyramids and Sphinx are truly something everyone should see in their life time. We had lunch in the Imperial Hotel, which used to be the Imperial Place. Lunch was good and the hotel is extremely beautiful and breath taking. I would not have missed seeing the pyramids and sphinx, but I will not hurry back to Egypt, it is too dirty, there is garbage thrown everywhere. You can't drink the water, it will make you sick. The people do not seem to have pride in their country.