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back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

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back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

just back from luxor today, spent one week..

stayed at eatabe hotel for a few days then went to iberotel (very nice) for rest of trip, decided not to stay on west bank after encounters with mossies ( little blighters bite like hell ) while visiting restaurants on west bank.

still very few tourist but it is their summer season so it's extremely hot..

had most temples and tombs to myself...corniche was deserted as was most of the hotels..

having said all that,it was virtually hassle free. taxi's and caleche drivers were offering low prices to get customers as its so quiet.

all cruise ships still parked up gathering dust/rot..

must remember not to go this time of year again though as between 11.00am and 5.pm its roasting outside the hotel..

still looking to head back when the winter comes.

Edited: 23 June 2014, 16:51
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1. Re: back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

Glad you had a nice time we go in 4 weeks for a cruise & stay can't wait.

All the best

Dave

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2. Re: back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

Good to hear you had a nice time. Sad to hear about the cruise boats though. They'll probably all need refurbishing by the time sufficient numbers go back.

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3. Re: back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

their talking about moving them from the corniche to further down past the bridge

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4. Re: back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

Post 3, they have been saying that for a long time

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5. Re: back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

cruise boats are quite luxurious so would probably get vandalised if moved away from corniche

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6. Re: back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

We are off to luxor in a couple of weeks, staying at the fabulous Sonesta St George for our 6th time. Can't wait

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7. Re: back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

post 27 - there are already and have always been, cruise boats berthed out of town in the area where the boats that currently have a town birth would be placed.

Funnily enough, ive never see any vandalism in Egypt, that's not to say it does not go on, but ive never seen any.

Ive seen damage caused by unrest but that's not the same thing.

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8. Re: back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

Yup - If you go to Luxor in June/July, it will be VERY Hot!!!

Have a look here for anyone else thinking of going between June & August. http://www.luxor.climatemps.com/

It's a dry heat, so not as bad as it might be, but in the sun's rays, it is, to borrow a Scot's phrase, "warrum" or maybe even "hoat"!

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9. Re: back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

Do we need passport size photos to get a Visa? We are off to Luxor/MS Rose on Monday.

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10. Re: back from luxor today and it was hot ,hot ,hot

No photo required if you buy your Visa on arrival in Egypt at the airport.