Local Drinks: When in Luxor, you'll have an opportunity to visit the East Bank, where the locals live. The people are kind, hospitable and humble. Whether you are staying in the area on a self planned trip or taking a carriage ride through the streets on a bonus excursion (through a travel agency) MAKE SURE to stop at one of the sugar cane juicers. Not to be missed! They slide fresh sugar cane into these massive blenders that look like GE Signature refrigerators, along with fresh oranges and ice. What pours into the glass on the other end will have you feeling like an Egyptian Pharaoh, especially on a hot day!