Just spent 4 days in Luxor and am now in Aswan. I have found the hassle to be roughly the same as always. Yes you do get all the taxi, calleche, shop keepers calling at us but a polite no and a smile has been sufficient. We did have problems with the pick pocket in st Joseph street but as we were for warned we quickly got rid of him, he was trying to put his hand in my pocket underneath the scarf. I have been taking my son and girlfriend around the sites and they seem to attract more attention from the sellers, books trinkets etc than if it was just me. We travelled to Aswan today and staying at the Isis Island and have been sailing around all afternoon and also had a meal in the falluca, which was lovely, sailed up to the old dam. My son is now in Cairo and meeting us tonight.