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I just can not believe it, I must be in de-nile. (sorry bad joke) After a great night sleep on the sleeper train "citation needed" we had a massive day in store in Luxor. Our bags were tossed into a transport and we jumped onto a horse drawn carriage, and were whisked across town to the temple of Karnak the largest Ancient temple in Egypt, it covers 200 acres and took 1000 years to build. This is also the location of the recently attempted Luxor bombing you may have heard ...
... to con us into using his friend as a “guide” no doubt getting a backhander for doing so. He also managed to just “be there” every time we exited the hotel or a temple! However, we did feel a bit sorry for him when he explained that he had been waiting outside our hotel for TWO DAYS For a fare!
The sound and light show was rather too “theatrical” for my liking, but the temples did take on a special ambience at night, and ...
... was an important place of pilgrimage for the Ancient Egyptians. Invariably a state of ruins and dereliction compared to its former glory, it was packed full of people and travelers on our visit.
Today was a day off in Egypt and there were families and people out everywhere, local lads also out and about who look like they are up to no good in groups ogling the tourists.
Back to the hotel to freshen up and ...
... of what it was before the revolution. Sissi, the military’s man in the presidency now, has restored order mostly, and in the usual repressive Egyptian way is now calming the country down and getting things back on track.
Perhaps the most interesting part of my time in Luxor involved living humans, not gods or mummies. To cross the Nile requires a boat, and there are plenty available for hire. You can also just take the ferry for 2 Egyptian ...
... Our lovely tour guide Ghada Khalaf can be contacted at Ghadakhalaf262@yahoo.com
She is also wonderful, very knowledgeable and speaks very good English.
I seem to be having trouble uploading pictures at the moment but I will get round to it.
We flew from Heathrow to Luxor with a short stop-over at Cairo. On arrival at Luxor airport our fabulous guide Ali was waiting for us to take us to our hotel. He came to our apartment at The Eye ...