Robinson Club Soma Bay
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... at best and a return to the booming tourism industry of a few years ago is certainly needed to boost the economy and get people back to work. Around Luxor there are many examples (all the river boats tied up and unused for lack of patronage and empty hotels) of a town and a country that needs a lift. Still, a great couple of days and for anyone thinking of seeing that part of the world, don't be put ...
... over recent years. We arrived at the Karnak temple which is absolutely huge and awe inspiring. Our tour of that site took about two hours in quite overwhelming heat (about 35 deg) and we were glad to get back to the air conditioned bus for the short trip to our lunch venue. After a short break it was off to the Luxor temple which is right in the middle of Luxor and slightly (in our view anyway) less impressive than Karnak. Well worth seeing though and the extent of the ...
... built by the only female Pharaoh (who often pretended to be a man). It is built right into the mountain and on its walls are stories of the female Pharaoh -- stories that prove her a descendant of the gods and of her reign. On our way out of Luxor we passed the Colossi of Memnon, two huge statues that guarded the entrance to Luxor temple (a third Colossus was unearthed about 6 months ago and was erected nearby) and made a quick stop at an alabaster factory (where I ...
... enough for him so we just decided to stay onboard and relax.
The view from the ship was beautiful and they say it's a place where there is spas and healing waters, beaches and tranquility. People who went ashore said there really wasn't much to see or do, so I don't think we missed much.
Safaga,is a working port on the coast of the Red Sea, brings you close to
what may be the world's greatest open-air museum -- the temples and
tombs of Luxor (what was ancient Thebes). "Close" is the important word
The bus ride from the Red Sea port to inland Luxor, which is in the Nile
Valley in central Egypt, is 3.5 hours each way, making for a very long
day. (Full-day shore excursions run 15 hours or more, and nearly