No, do not pay 30 U$D for a taxi ride, unless you got loooong way. For that amount you get the taxi for the whole day.
In the same city 20 egyptian pounds is maximum for the entire taxi ride, for all.
Use the "jalla jallas" the toyota vans, just put the hand up an hop in. Price
is one egyptian pund for one sector in the city/one person. (Dahar- Sakalla- New town (esplanada mall)- Willage Road (hotel area)....
When you are in the destination
, just say you get out there, and give the money
to the money-man. Youcan olso take a "Jalla jalla" as a taxi, but its fun to sit in the car with the locals, they are wery nice.
Taxis also try the trick chancing the money
. You give 10 pounds they change it to 1 pound bill and asks for moore. Jus tell them bye bye/get lost
and smile, They smile back and go.
Other say that you get the tourist police, that works if nothing else.
I think the Egyptian beer is good, sakala or sakara the name.