After many times spent either cruising the Nile or staying in one of the big hotels on the East bank mum and I decided it was time to venture over to the side of the dead and booked 2 weeks at the El Mesala Hotel to find out if 'west really is best'
All I can say is so far so good.
Our room is very comfy, we have two balconies - a large one with table and chairs and views over to the Nile and Luxor Temple, the other a smaller one where we can see the Nile and street below. We ate on the roof terrace last night and the food is delicious, breakfast (also taken on the roof terrace) comprises of fruit, yoghurt, bread, cheese, jam, an omelette, tea or coffee - more than enough to fill you for a day exploring.
Deciding to 'take it easy' on our first day we were up at 7am and after breakfast walking along the banks of the Nile and villages for around 2 hours it was bliss, not one bit of hassle either, just lots of friendly 'lovely mornings' from people we met along the way.
Hope to start tomorrow the same way but perhaps walking up to Memnon and back again.
Have plenty photos to upload to my webshots already, unfortunately my netbook is broke so I'll have to wait till I get home in 2 weeks time!!
Time for a wee dip in the pool!