Egypt, Luxor, 03 – 06 May 2015

I travelled by train from Aswan to Luxor, a guy from the hotel bought my ticket, cost LE50 for 1st class Air-conditioned. There were 3 other foreigners in my compartment and I met someone who got on and bought a ticket on the train. Its better to have a ticket before you get on, then you have an assigned seat number and don’t have to move around because you are sitting in someone else’s seat.

Luxor Temple (entry LE60), this temple is in the heart of the town. The woman selling tickets gave me LE20 change for a 100 and said “no change” so I asked to see and she showed me some notes, one of them was a 50 so I took the 50 and gave her a 10. These people are government employees. More tourists here than in Cairo and Aswan where there were practically none.

Karnak Temple (entry LE80), about 2.7km up the road from the Luxor temple, an avenue used to connect them once upon a time. Huge complex most of it still in ruins. Taxi fare between the two is LE10.

Nile cruise

Valley of the Kings (entry LE100 for 3 tombs), I hired a car and driver cost LE130. Situated on the west bank of the Nile (Luxor and Karnak temples are on the East bank), these tombs are spread over a large area and there are hundreds of them, only about 8 are open to the public, no photos allowed but baksheesh is the answer.

Hatshepsut Temple (entry LE50)

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6 Responses to Egypt, Luxor, 03 – 06 May 2015

  1. Reblogged this on Smriti "Simmi" D. Isaac and commented:
    Luxor, here I come! Thank you, CD.

  2. Herta Nollet Hellemans says:

    I do enjoy your beautiful photos and comments, Chris! It makes me feels happy, as if were travelling myself! But on my bike of course… “Cuídate”, Herta

  3. Helen Jones says:

    Hiya! Glad to see you are back on your travels and enjoying the experiences. Looks warm, too! Look forward to seeing more of the biking. 🙂 H x

  4. desmonc says:

    Can’s wait to get back to Spain and on my bike

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