"Modern Cairo is a city of 18-million people. Like many large cities, residents enjoy the conveniences of technology and availability of culture and nightlife, but struggle with dense gridlock and small spaces. There is something that clearly distinguishes Egypt's Capital as a unique Metropolis. The sprawling city is a backdrop to one of the most recognizable images in the world the Giza Pyramids. . . . Luxor is nearly 400 miles south of Cairo. Its simplicity is a stark contrast to the capital city. Many residents don't even have running water. The parched mountains of sand and rock have not seen rain since 1994."