Friday, August 22, 2008
Old posts. Luxor.
Luxor is a tourist town. Cairo has the pyramids and the big museum and Luxor has everything else.
It's a beautiful town on the east of the Nile. Luxor temple blonk in the middle of downtown. Karnak is also on the east. The Hatshepsut temple, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Nobles are on the other side. And smaller ancient stuff etc. etc. etc.
Most of the people who live there, make their living from the thousand upon thousands of tourist who come in buses everyday. Being a tourist is sort of unpleasant because everyone is trying to con you into buying things you don't want at inflated prices. Fortunately for me George from Minya was visiting Luxor so I escaped a lot of the hassles.
Posted by Dan Carpenter at 6:32 AM