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TravelPod Member ReviewsNew Windsor Hotel Luxor
It was a sad little hotel, really. There was a lift that didn't work. our room had dust bunnies all over the place, and the bathroom maybe needed cleaning like, last month. There was slow wifi but they promptly passworded it as soon as they saw my friends iPad. Their restaurant looked like nobody's eaten there for a long time. Their pool looked green and funky so we took a pass on that as well. Oh and there was a girl hanging by the hallway who was always giving us the creepy eye every time we walked by... the only plus is its location. Its a short walk to Luxor Temple and the souq.
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Thick fog over Heathrow, and indeed most of Western Europe, meant that flights in and out of London, as well as Paris, Germany and Holland, were cancelled or delayed. In a way we were lucky In that we were only delayed four and a half hours, but at least it went, although it meant that we didn't get to the hotel till 3 a.m. Today was always planned as a relatively gentle day to allow for such things, so a leisurely start at 10 a.m. to go to look ...
... and used as a symbol for joy since they would dance around and greet the sun every day. Snakes were considered bad spirits, and were used as a way to warn against dangers. One of my favorite images was a big fat and happy crocodile, right at the entrance.
There were also warnings on the walls, threatening genies to not live here. (Apparently genies were creatures that liked to live in closed rooms, so there were paintings of people upside down without heads meant to ...
... the stones. This resulted in 11 of the great columns losing their foundations and falling over – oops! It wasn’t all bad news; on the plus side, almost 800 granite statues and over 17,000 bronze effigies were unearthed once the site was drained.
The Luxor Temple didn’t escape the impact of those naughty French, and graffiti dating back to the early 1800s can be found scratched into the sacred columns. Even the Romans had the decorators ...
... Most impressive were the tombs of the lead artists from the temples, which were simple and small, but in pristine condition, the paintings appearing as if they were painted yesterday. Our last stop on the tourist train was at Karnak Temple. This was a massive temple dedicated to the God, Amun. North of Luxor, it's grounds covered 60 acres, with many many buildings added by different pharaohs throughout the middle and new kingdoms. It was not very ...
So, we decided to book a last minute trip to Luxor, Egypt and wow! I am so glad we did. We were worried after seeing the news about the unrest and the riots and the threat of terror but Luxor is so friendly!
We have seen some crazy things since we arrived, mainly on the roads. There is a mixture of cars, buses, caleches, donkeys and carts and motorbikes sometimes carrying a whole family. We saw two adults and three children on one bike!
Even though the roads ...