Has anyone ever had a really bad guide ?. I know theres lots of praise on the forums for certain guides but i haven't seen much criticism ?.
The only reason I ask is that when I did my first Nile cruise I had a female guide who was shocking. Didn't understand a word she said and she was far more interested in cadging cigarettes from other members of my group than actually doing her job. I recall going to Karnak with her and, in the space of about an hour she probably spoke for about 5 minutes and the rest of the time she spent either sitting down watching us or just walking away leaving us following behind without much clue as to what we were looking at!(one reason I studied Egyptology..lol..I am more informed if it happens again..lol)
But has anyone else had bad experiences ? Did you hire these guides yourself or were they attached to certain Nile cruisers or arranged by tour operators ?