@sofa_king_tired When I was there we were told don't go out of the complext without a guide.
One of the best things I did was to journey out, to meet the locals (go in to the shops and accept their hospitality, to meet them properly).
I really want to see the Pyramids, but as far as I know they are a huge tourist thing.... lots of touts and peeps that want you to spend your money. Down in Luxor, you do get that but most of the people I met just wanted to meet people from another land. Soooo friendly it was unbelievable.
The Temple of Luxor and the 2 km Avenue if the Spynxes was something else :)