Luxor in Egypt, situated on the River Nile is a place you wouldn’t want to ever visit, I share my 5 reasons not to visit Luxor in Egypt..
1. Luxor isn’t safe..
I found Luxor to be totally safe, the people of Luxor were warm and welcoming, we were even hosted by our guide at his home with his wife and children, we ate and drank until the early hours and really enjoyed the culture and atmosphere. We were taken downtown, I even got to control our horse and cart, she was called Cinderella, she was a fantastically fast horse! a good reason to visit Luxor.
2. There is too much history to learn about and explore..
I found the history and ancient temples like Karnak and Luxor temple to be beyond amazing. Visiting the Valley of the Kings was one of the many highlights of my trip in Luxor, venturing deep inside the tombs looking at the hieroglyphics translating the messages from centuries ago was incredible. Travelling into the desert to see the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut was simply breathtaking. And what’s even more amazing is that every year more and more is being discovered and uncovered in Luxor and the various temples that one visit is simply not enough to visit Luxor!
3. Tombs are really creepy and venturing inside a claustrophobic tomb was way to awesome for me..
Squeezing through small, tight passageways in the mountains and deep underground I felt like Lara Croft in the Valley of the Kings. There were so many tombs to visit, where do I begin; Rameses I, II, III, IV, and more, Sety I, Tutankhanmen, Amenhetep II, all where amazing to see, dim lighting, musty smells and torches that lit the pathways and channels gave such a sense of adventure and history I can’t wait to go back and explore some more.
4. The weather is too hot and sunny..
Thats right, the weather was hot and the sun was shinning all day, every day, the evenings were cool and breezy. I could grab an ice cold coke and relax beside the River Nile or on top of my hotel at the pool. The clear blue skies made my photos awesome and the sunsets are to die for! Watching the sun set over the Nile isn’t a memory I’d be forgetting soon.
5. The huge statues of deities and Obelisks were too amazing and huge..
Who on earth wants to have a selfie next to a giant statue of Ramses II or even Pharaoh, how about walking through the Great Hypostyle Hall in the temple of Karnak day OR night! What about seeing the 75ft high Luxor Obelisk at sunset. Go selfie mad, there’s so much to see and photograph when you visit Luxor.
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