Shady Hotel

Television St, Luxor, Nile River Valley, Egypt | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Luxor

Egypt - Day 7: Luxor, live like the local

A travel blog entry by dorlina


... the vapor or smoke is passed through a water basin ‒ often glass-based ‒ before inhalation. You can easily find Shisha coffee shop in Egypt. It is a common social habit for the local people, just like we have a cup of coffee everyday. The shopkeeper welcomed us as the only foreigners in the shop. He taught us the whole process of taking a shisha. This experience only costs 5 ...

West Bank, EGYPT

A travel blog entry by trina.manz


... so there was also ancient graffiti over some of the walls. Some of the graffiti was Coptic (ancient Christian monks), some were Greek letters and some was from the early 1800s – antique graffiti – how crazy! One of the tombs ran into another at one stage, they got the direction wrong and had to change the direction of the tomb half way through construction. One of the tombs wasn’t finished in time for burial so you could see how it was half ...

No tourists

A travel blog entry by kenziertw


... the beers and soft drinks we brought along. After only four hours we tied up for the night - we could still see Aswan! We slept on the deck.
28th A late start. We drifted on the current down river until the wind was sufficient to raise the sail - in the afternoon. We tied up, and again slept on the deck.
29th An early start to again drift down the river then to tie up an meet our coach - all in all, the ...

The Amazing Karnak and Luxor Temples

A travel blog entry by theresabill


... Egypt. It was represented by feminine figures, larger bellies and breasts for nurturing. They were tying the lotus and papyrus with a strong knot. Three things were represented: breath, the Nile and fertility as illustrated by the two lungs and windpipe, the East bank, West Bank and the Nile, and finally the testes and penis.

There was a church and mosque on this site. They both respected this site and each other and did not deatroy it. ...

We offered women equality, but they didn't want it

A travel blog entry by heidi.buttercup


... had very little interaction with women at all, I suppose they are at home cooking dinner and taking care of the babies. Our final experience of Luxor was a walk along the Nile before boarding the overnight train back to Cairo (take 2). The lack of tourists here is eerie and devastating for the tourism community. As we walk along the river we passed countless horse and buggies parked on the street. Every single driver approached us for a ride, offering incredibly ...


This hotel, located on Television St, Luxor, is near Abu Simbel, Temple of Abu Simbel, Temple of Philae, and Unfinished Obelisk.
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