I visited Egypt first time in 1966, on our way from Addis Ababa to Oslo for a summer vacation during our 4 years in Ethiopia. We stayed in a quite central hotel, and had a local guide to drive us to the famous sites: Giza pyramids and Sphinx, the Cairo zoo, and the museum.
Next time in Egypt was a transit stop in Alexandria in 2002 on our way to Ethiopia. We did not even leave the plane!
Third time was on a vacation to Hurghada in 2005, where we also took a bus tour to Cairo.
I have always been fascinated by Egyptology, and it was nice to re-visit the pyramids and the museum. I was 11 years old when I was there first time, so I was eager to see it again. In 1966 it was allowed to climb the pyramids, but we did not have time for that. That was a pity, because in 2005 it was not allowed to climb anymore.