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Day I in Luxor

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The bus ride felt with no doubt very long because there is not much to see during the trip. Leaving El Gouna you enter the stony mountains after one hour, which only gives you some nice views, but you have to appreciate rock formations to get the buzz.

Otherwise you have to wait a couple of hours for the reach of the outskirts of the Nile where thing starts to get green and inhabited. The sights get to be interesting and you are getting close to the real Egyptian life of the countryside even though you are passing by with 100 km/h.

Entering Luxor gives you a little taste of what wonders which are awaiting you.

Inside the Papyrus shop
You start to get some taste of it when you drive along the Nile and the Temple of Luxor.

The bus drove us directly to our first sight the monstrous and overwhelming Karnak temple which was the centre of the Egyptian empire for thousands of years. We were here split up into different language groups. Our English turned out to be only 5 persons of which two were going back the same day. We met our guide Maria who turned out to be a pleasant and very knowledgeable guide.

We put our luggage in another bus which we going to be in the rest of the day. We entered the amazing temple and had a fantastic experience walking the ruins and listening to Maria's stories and they were numerous.

One thing that was very funny was all the caretaker or self employed rock watchers that were shattered over the whole area which by the way was enormous. Imagine that the temple housed 81.000 workers on a daily base.

After a long visit we drove to the hotel where we had access to our rooms for the night. We had to check in and go fast to the lunch, because they were strict on the opening hours of the lunch; they closed at 1.30 PM. The buffet was quite good, and light. The rose wine was a bit sharp but so what.

At 1.45 we were off to next site. Two giant Colossen of Memnon were standing on a middle of a field. These were surely massive and impressive but they were unfortunately the last remains of temple built in the wrong kind of stone. After taken the obligatory pictures; our little group headed for one of the most important

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Club Med Luxor
Club Med Luxor
Inside the Papyrus shop
Inside the Papyrus shop
Club Med; The Pool bar
Club Med; The Pool bar
Hotel mirror
Hotel mirror
Garden door
Garden door
Getting to the Papyrus shop
Getting to the Papyrus shop
Sun over Luxor
Sun over Luxor
Super parking
Super parking
Streets of Luxor
Streets of Luxor
Balcony usage
Balcony usage
Lamppost of Luxor
Lamppost of Luxor
Club Med; The entry hall
Club Med; The entry hall
Club Med; The reception
Club Med; The reception
Club Med; The commercial wall
Club Med; The commercial wall
A cold Egypt Stella
A cold Egypt Stella
Luxor Hotels & Accommodations review
Yet a great stay in Egypt
The Club Med in Luxor did not fully live up to the standard from Club Med in El Gouna, but it was still a wonderful place to stay. The Club Med is… read entire review
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