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A cheeky week in Luxor, any ideas? by juniorff on 16 October 2006 7:22pm
 
I am travelling to Egypt in November, I am staying in Luxor and have arranged a night train to Cairo so can see the Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum. But I was wondering what others have experienced in Luxor, whether good or bad, and what is definitely worth doing?
 
Re: A cheeky week in Luxor, any ideas? by christophertravels on 17 October 2006 1:56am
 
Was there 6 weeks ago. Definately you have to go to the Luxor Temple in the evening. Not hot and less crowded. The Luxor Museum is very nice.
I wasn't impressed with the sound and light show at Karnak Temple. I saw a better show in Rhodes, but if it's your only show, it's probably worth it.
I had my felucca trip in Aswan, but this is worth the effort, a lazy and quiet trip on the water.
On the west bank, obligatory trip is to the Valley of the Kings, but make sure you get to the Hatshepsut Temple.
Baksheesh is expected everywhere, be sure to have lots of small money. But also, I noticed few merchants had change so items often cost me more, because they could break a larger bill.
 
Re: A cheeky week in Luxor, any ideas? by Ginnyp on 18 October 2006 9:39pm
 
Take biros/colours for the children. Buy Saffron. Butter up the culinary friend in your life with the gift.
 
Re: A cheeky week in Luxor, any ideas? by onaught on 20 October 2006 12:32am
 
was there last year and would agree with the above advice,
brig biros for the kds as they are like a luxury item over there and the kids are really grateful when you give them one.
went to karnak temple in the morning and it was deserted, had it to ourselves was great.. most of the tourists go to the valley in the morning when its cooler and then the temples in theafternoon..
we will be back again sometime

enjoy it
 



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