Is it advisable to travel to Cairo with an elderly mother in May 2012? She wants to visit Giza before we fly off to Istanbul.
If you're worried about the security situation, don't be too concerned. The tourist spots in Egypt (and cairo) are unaffected. Might be advisable to steer clear of tahrir Square, it's the focal point for demonstrations and as you know things can change for the worse quite quickly. (btw Tahrir Square is pretty big - easily two or three times larger than Trafalgar Sq in London - so even if you find yourself in the vicinity you should be able to avoid traouble while you get away from there). about 6 years ago