Royal House Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Outdoor pool
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Smoking rooms available
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... It was wonderful and an experience I will never forget. It is a shame it is not a little cleaner, you do get the odd bit of rubbish floating past but it is wonderful anyway. Then we watched the sun set over the west bank again, which is always a beautiful sight before zig-zagging our way slowly back up the river. What a special day. They say if you touch the Nile you are sure to come back to Egypt. The falucca captain thinks I will now move here.
The evening was ...
... Our bus takes us to the entrance gate where we board a tram that goes up the steep grade to the area of the tombs.
Despite the name, the Valley of the Kings also contains the tombs of powerful nobles as well as the wives and children of both nobles and pharaohs. That means only about 20 of the tombs were actually used for royal burials. Around the time of Ramses I (ca. 1301 BC) construction began in the separate Valley of the Queens. ...
... 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 ...
... in all of Egypt. Horus was an extremely important God to the ancient Egyptians, he was originally the God of living Egypt, sun, war and protection, Pharaohs were thought to be a form of Horus in life and Osiris (Horus' father) in death. The temple was begun under Ptolemy the third (57BC) and completed generations later by Ptolemy the 7th around 237 BC. The temple is incredibly well preserved thanks to it being abandoned in 391 AD instead of converted into a church when ...
... Dandara temples. They are very interesting and as usual Tarek presents it very well, but I am so tired that I can't take anything in and just can't wait until we go on board and I can catch up with some sleep.Embarkation time finally comes after the return 90 minute drive to Luxor. Luxor is much cleaner and greener than Cairo although still a mad house on the roads. The Mayfair was only built in Oct 2011 and is decorated in a style I can ...