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We had to board our Dahabiya from Luxor. We drove down from our home in the port town of new Damietta via Manzala Lake (gr8 bird watching & sailing spot), driving by the Suez Canal as we headed to Cairo. In a spur of the moment decision, we decided to cross the suez & then resume our journey.
Had a bit of an adventure finding the hotel's entrance, but settled in here with a top floor city facing view - room 449. Will be sharing photos with review shortly. Dinner was st the hotel's Indian restaurant:silk road.
3. The Silk Road - Indian Restaurant at the Concorde
I am half Indian and have lived in India for over 2 decades. I love tandoori & most mughlai food from up north. And Chef Nand of Silk Road served me such delicacies along with our chit chat in Hindi - I was transported to India!! We have a date for a Biryani whenever I goto Cairo next. Just need to call & pre-order. Downside - restaurant is only open by night.
Beautiful "carved" facade of the main building. Short building. Small airport.Trouble free, Luggage came quickly. Guide awaiting us with placard. Men not in uniform emerged from somewhere grabbed out bag - guide gave the nod (not to worry). After they load the luggage they begin asking for money. I thought these were the tour co guys. Guide as we learnt within the next hour was Hell on earth.But for now, we drove off without tipping (we didn't need the help & I never signed up to dole out alms). Headed to Karnak Temple - which closes before Luxor temple - I was told by this nugget of a guide.