Egypt was quite an experience and being there during a historic election was definitely interesting. Overall we found Egypt to be fairly safe as long as we stayed with our tour guide and didn't leave the hotel. The history was amazing and the pyramids were well worth it. What we didn't know was the reputation of the food, which was questionable outside of the hotel. Luckily frequent trips to less than perfect Mexican places in San Diego prepared me for this. I think Egypt needs a few more years to stabilize and to get their government together. Before then you will be entering a country in transition.