Travel Blogs from Luxor, Egypt

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Cruisin' Down the Nile, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Cruisin' Down the Nile

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... in museums.  How hard it must have been to leave all the comforts for the harshness of the desert beyond.  In a similar way, I must leave the comforts of this cruise boat for a more realistic experience of Egypt.   Off to Alexandria! ...

Karnak and Luxor Temples,, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Karnak and Luxor Temples,

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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... to give as presents on our return. Fortunately, our tour rep, decided to take the tour to a pharmacy, (located behind Luxor Temple) where she encouraged everyone to buy Antinal, just in case of stomach upsets, seemingly this is the wonder cure for ...

just photos, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

just photos

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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This entry composed of photos taken during our ...

Valley of Kings, Queens and Karnak, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Valley of Kings, Queens and Karnak

A travel blog entry by jag

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... was a really friendly Egyptian guy who I spent a lot of time chatting to and drinking Karkadey (Hibiscus tea) with. I took a walk around Luxor which was really nice and run into a shop owner "Ali" who invited me in. I have learnt from being in a few ...

West Bank, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

West Bank

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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... you, someone really needs to explain to them, we are not GOLD-PLATED.    If you have high blood pressure, don't take a Luxor taxi, though Ahmed was very competent, it's all the others on the road, doing their own thing and dancing to their own ...

Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Valley of the Kings

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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... saved their best work for themselves and it was more colorful and beautiful than the tombs of the Kings. When we got back to Luxor, we went to the markets again with Deb who showed us where to purchase things and bargained the price for us.  Mum ...

Luxor-ious Settings! (Asinine Title Alert!), Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Luxor-ious Settings! (Asinine Title Alert!)

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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For the past few days amidst the temples of Karnack and Luxor and down in the Valley of the Kings I have stood awestruck at the indefatigable vastness of Egyptian cunning. I have also enjoyed viewing ancient pharaonic splendors. I do not know my ...

Abydos and Dendara Temple, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Abydos and Dendara Temple

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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... leaning on the walls.  Unfortunately it didn't make a difference.  They had no respect.  We arrived at Luxor at about 6pm.  We went out for tea.  Mum's chicken was so tough that she couldn't even cut ...

Wednesday continued, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Wednesday continued

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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On arrival back at the hotel, it was straight into breakfast, later on we were going for a little stroll downtown, the reason being, Ahmed had invited us to his house for lunch, we wanted to find a bakery, so we could buy some pastries, we didn't want to ...

The travel sickness has got to Mum, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

The travel sickness has got to Mum

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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... rubbish in the river), many boats also seem to just dump their rubbish overboard.  The government should have a clean up Egypt day.  However, they wouldn't get any volunteers unless they paid.   There was also a police boat go past ...

Saturday, must be chill out day, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Saturday, must be chill out day

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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Chill out day today, seen enough temples for now, after all, need to save something for a later trip.    Just lounged about the pool, let that old nuclear ball in the sky do its magic, another hazy day, saw clouds for the first time, we have a ...

4am Wednesday 28th November, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

4am Wednesday 28th November

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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just one thing to say after waking up so early, Where's the coffee? The minibus from Karnak travel picked us up from the hotel lobby, took us to the Corniche, where we boarded a small motor boat, which took us to the West Bank, having a spot more coffee ...

Light Hearts and the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Light Hearts and the Valley of the Kings

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... in Caanan, just beginning to settle their land.  Babylonia and the Persian Assyrians were in decline or developing.  Egypt was the most advanced civilization and therefore had the most advanced burials for their dead rulers. I descended into ...

Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Valley of the Kings

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... of Ramesses III, an important New Kingdom period structure in the location of the same name on the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt. Aside from its size and architectural and artistic importance, the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed ...

Sunday, it must be Luxor, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Sunday, it must be Luxor

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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... us, to show us the Egyptian market, camels included, (just to look at, not to buy) he is also going to take us to Luxor museum on Monday afternoon. Took a little trip to the bank across the road, got cornered by a shoe shine man, he wasn't frightened at ...

Monday, time to leave the Ruby, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Monday, time to leave the Ruby

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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... for the coming week, Karnak travel, seems to just have the edge on Jolleys price wise, they say they are a subsidiary of Egypt air, everything comes with insurance, the balloon trip costs 45 euros, it beat jolleys price, they also give you a certificate ...

transfer to Luxor, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

transfer to Luxor

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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At noon today Diana and I took a one hour flight to Luxor.  The flight was interesting because it flew very low at only 5,000 miles so it was a spectacular view of the Sahara Desert all the way. This has ben a difficult day for ...

Luxurious time in Luxor, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Luxurious time in Luxor

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... from outside.  I took a stroll around, saved my bucks and went back to my hotel for a rest. People say Luxor is the hassle/tout central of Egypt.  I did not really feel that way.  The people who guided me seemed like really nice country ...

Crazy heat in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Crazy heat in the Valley of the Kings

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... the earliest being at 7am. We were given a number of lame ass excuses as to why, but security was barely mentioned. Driving in Egypt can be fairly sketchy but even more so when you're in a convoy of 50 tourist buses of varying sizes and speed ...

Luxor-ious - INCLUDES VIDEO!, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Luxor-ious - INCLUDES VIDEO!

A travel blog entry by jambo

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Here is our Egypt video! We hadn't really planned to do much in Egypt apart from Cairo but then Luxor jumped out at us as a possible destination, so we hop on the train down there.  The guy who books our ticket swears up and down that ...

Pharaonic Fatigue, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Pharaonic Fatigue

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... & P'ing who? Okay, I don't want to dwell too much on the frustrations we experienced as two independent travellers to Luxor (and Egypt thus far) but I do still want to mention them all the same. They, the frustration, not surprisingly all revolve around ...

Ancient Splendour, Modern Havoc, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Ancient Splendour, Modern Havoc

A travel blog entry by justinrowe

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... remaining obelisks were also highlights, particularly the obelisk of Hatshepsut and the history behind this. That evening we visited Luxor Temple. This temple was similar looking to Karnak Temple only on a smaller scale. However, the whole ...

On our own in Luxor, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

On our own in Luxor

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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... the hotel to visit Karnak travel, just to pay for and confirm our bookings of the previous day. bookings done, just strolling around Luxor, avoiding the hassle from the caleche drivers, I just tell them we are booked with Ahmed then they leave you alone, ...

Last Day, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Last Day

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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... , you really must keep an eye on your feet, I'm not saying anyone can't cope, there are people there with wheelchairs, just in Egypt it may be a lot different to what you are used to.   Thats it folks, if you've enjoyed reading this, then ...

Luxor - Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Luxor - Valley of the Kings

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... known as 'The Place of Truth' to those who ended up being buried there. Obviously a staple of any package visit to Egypt, we were pleasantly surprised by a thin late afternoon crowd. Overlooking the scene is a barren peak called Al Qurn (The Horn). It ...

The valley of kings, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

The valley of kings

A travel blog entry by danly

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... the impressive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut which was not far from the Valley of the Kings.  Queen Hatshepsut was a female Pharao of Egypt during the mid 15th century and the temple was dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra.  The building itself is set ...

Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Valley of the Kings

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... but also was once occupied by the Roman reign and even Alexander the Great of Greece built a temple within Luxor. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, it appears that the temple's purpose was for ...

Luxor - an East Side story, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Luxor - an East Side story

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... straight stretch of the river that was chosen by the big cheeses of the Middle Kingdom as their capital of Upper (Southern) Egypt - Thebes. All the big names made their mark; hence temples sprouting like mushrooms, tombs riddling the hillsides and why the ...

Imodium junkies riding donkeys..., Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Imodium junkies riding donkeys...

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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... - allowing me become a little less shy. We have visited Abu Simbel - a set of two temples near the border of Egypt with Sudan. Constructed for the pharaoh Ramesses II who reigned for 67 years during the 13th century BC (19th Dynasty)... To visit Abu ...

Luxor, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Luxor

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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... better shopping at the markets when you have local knowledge helping you.  No haggling or hassling! As soon as we arrived in Luxor, I rang my friend in Cairo who told us the maximum prices we should pay for the items we wanted and he ...

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