Our first stop of the trip was in Cairo for 2 nights at the Mena House Hotel which was right next to the pyramids. It was a beautiful hotel, and we really enjoyed our stay there. I would have loved to stay there for the whole vacation.
The lobby bar, through the windows you could see the great pyramid
View from outside, this is what you see from the bar
Turning to the right from the previous picture
The view from our room, of the new pool
And the only time we used the remote and the gorillapod on the trip.
I went back and added one key recommendation to the previous post, avoid the sleeper train, it should be called the "shake you awake" train.