Our caleche ride in Luxor
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One of the excursions that was planned in Luxor was a caleche ride. A caleche is a horse carriage with a movable hood. At other occasions I had made some remarks of the terrible state the horses were in. They were often so skinny you can see the bones! :( Our Egyptian guide had kept that in mind and he assigned us a better looking, not so skinny horse for the carriage ride :)
At first my husband and I were both sitting in the carriage, but soon the chauffeur ask if I would like to join him on the coach-box. According to me he was proud to have a woman without a veil sitting next to him on the coach-box! Although I could have been his mother, he wanted a kiss when the ride was done.....so be warned..hahaha.
We rode through some suburb of Luxor, but also into the center, across the very narrow alleys of the market! Our driver shouted to people to get out of his way. You would think that the people living there would almost hate the tourists, but women blew kisses to me and kids had to wave....ahhhhh.
I really enjoyed this ride, because I was able to see a bit of everyday life of the people of Luxor!