Transport to the Valley of the Kings, Luxor
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Jan 22, 2012 6:30 AM Last Post By: scrumpy_pumpy
Jan 11, 2012 10:58 PM
1510 EGP/day is 1.28 Euro. Working a full day for this amount looks to me like slave labour. How can somebody support a family with 1.28 Euro/day?
Some goods indeed are cheaper in Egypt, but not everything is dirt cheap in Egypt.
We could afford to pay more, so paid more for services in Egypt and also left generous tips, especially when the money went directly to the person offering the service and not some middleman.
Jan 12, 2012 2:07 PM
16Scrumpy-pumpy, 5 days is a good length of time to visit Luxor. You will see lots if you're interested in archeology.
Remember to see the tomb of Ay which is up a dirt track next to the valley of the kings. As it's not actually in the valley so most people don't go there. Ask one of the taxis at the entrance to the valley of the kings to take you, some don't like going up there as it's a bumpy ride.
Also the small but impressive Luxor museum, centrally located on the corniche, is a must see. The Tombs of the Nobles is a great place to explore too. Not far from the valley of the kings, some of the the tombs are in amazingly good condition with fantastic paintings, although some are just ruins. Also quite free of massive buses disgorging tourists, a huge bonus.
Jan 22, 2012 6:30 AM
17Thanks once again for the additional input. Some other friends have just come back and said that things are pretty hard there in tourism right now. Someone in her hotel told my friend that there is now a big milk surplus in Egypt... because there are no tourists there to drink it!
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