Fontana Luxor Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... of Paris (seen that one too!). The preservation of the huge statues was great, especially as the really big ones were carved into granite and marble as to not wear away like the sand stone used in most other parts of the temple.
Another cool bit was walking into the inner temple and reading the names on the wall... Alexander the Great had declared himself god and pharaoh!! He had built another small room inside the larger one and had it decorated in Egyptian style to ...
Spent a wonderful few hours in the Cairo museum, could spend
days! Shame no cameras allowed inside! Mind boggling artifacts linked to pagan beliefs and ancient cultural
practices, rooms of papyrus records dating back thousands of years; embalmed
organs and bodies of the same age; buried gold in quantities that would fund
nations….in fact, Tutankhamen's tomb alone would save a few! Incidentally, although earlier it ...
... of shops catering to tourists. I especially like the older part beyond the tourist shops where locals shop, where guys get together and smoke shishas in front of shops or in small cafes where women in black sit on the dusty ground selling pigeons, where the camel butchers butcher, where the bakers bake, the fish monger scales and sells fish and the fruit sellers call out to passersby. Markets are the lifeline of any town. Here it ...
... and the Temple of Hatchepsut, the Queen often depicted as a man so she could rule as Pharoah. The approach to this temple is very striking, as it seems to rise out of the desert like a mirage. It would have been nicer to see if I didn't have hawkers offering me 'two million legless chickens' for my Mum, but the rest of the group were happy as while the hawkers were bothering me they weren't bothering them so I smiled sweetly, chatted away and took one for the ...
... and pot holes in the road I was afraid we might capsize. Dad seemed to really like the ride but I just kept seeing the dirty mattered hair, ribs hanging out and drivers whipping there horses, I thought it was disgusting and I now understand why the light horsemen killed their horses instead of leaving them in Egypt after the war, I cant imagine how they were treated back then. We arrived out the front of the temple to the usual harassment from hawkers as I have decided to call ...