Enjoyed Luxor brillient history great hotel st josephs and well tended staff.
It realy wound me up with the constant begging and people ripping you off. the taxis follow you even when you have told them you want to walk. Even though you agree a taxi price they then turn it around and say egypt pound no good i want English pound and then continue to make a scene in the middle of the street until you give in. The tourist police will not help you until you ask for it. so you have to have some bottle to ask the police for help when the taxi driver knows where you are staying and basically for how long. Going on a boat trip on the nile can be very intimidating for the tourist i travelled on my own and the locals soon seemed to know. i was constantly propositioned by the crews to take me to "bannana island" and gesticulating with their hands sexual obscenities. I felt intimidated to leave the hotel and spent most time there unless on organised trips. If you go into the temples latch on to English tourists and barter a price with the tour guide i got a tour of Luxor temple and a trip by taxi to the valley of the kings entrance fee and taxi included for around 200 Egyptian pound and that was with a visit to an alabastar place thrown in.By the way i am not homaphobic but constant harrasment does wind people up if your not that way inclined. If their is a next time my wife and teenager will be with me.