Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What a difference a week makes

Welcome to Luxor all returning tourists.

What a difference a week makes. Last week I went to meet the EasyJet flight from Gatwick to Luxor. This was the scene at the airport. There were 27 people on the flight.

This week it was entirely different, apparently 700 tourists arrived today on a variety of flights.
There was even a musical welcome.

Thank you to every tourist that has come back to Luxor, you are most welcome and we appreciate your support.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hidden Luxor

Thank you to everyone that completed the survey, it was very useful. It seems the things you are most interested in is Hidden Luxor, Arabic and Egyptian Cookery so we are working on putting those courses together. I now need more help from you. I have drafted up a document Hidden Luxor and done one presentation with audio. I am quite prepared to send these to people in return for a review. So please send your email address to and put Hidden Luxor in the subject line. You will get back a PowerPoint presentation and a PDF for review. This will also entitle you to 10% discount on one of our course holidays. This offer only applies to the first 100 responses.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Egypt travel advice

Egypt travel advice: "However, we no longer advise against non-essential travel to Luxor.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Holiday Xourse in Luxor are you interested?

I want to run this past all visitors to Luxor, could you complete it and post it on your wall as well. It is an idea to regenerate business here in Luxor and given work to a lot of Egyptians but I need to know how popular it would be

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Upside Down Villa

The stone facade is stunning, much more complimentary to the surroundings.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Why spoil a good story with the truth?

It is so good to be online and to tell my readers the truth about what has been happening here in Egypt. I have been watching Al Jezera and the BBC and wondering which country they are reporting on, it wasn’t the Egypt I live in. Go destroy our livelihoods why don’t you. According to their own reports before yesterday the maximum number of people in demonstrating was 10,000 in Cairo. This is a city of 25 million, so do the sums .0004 % of Egyptians, Now you might be forgiven for thinking it was at least half the city judging by the news reports. Could they even have been creating the story, it was a tiny minority and the cameras focused on them continually. They did not report the MILLIONS who were not protesting at all. Here in Luxor we believe the protestors were 2-300 out of a population of 500,000, the sums .0006 %. Yet the news reports that it is unsafe to visit Luxor, what a load of poppy cock. I was here the entire time, I had guests visiting the sites, going on sailing trips, smoking shisha in the coffee shops at 11pm at night. I went to the dentist in central Luxor no problems. But that does not sell stories. There was a waiting room full of mostly Christian women and several of them were so angry with the news reports.

I was interviewed by the BBC, I told them it is safe, business as normal. Did you hear any of that, of course not. It is much more fun the scare every tourist away, destroy the economy and the lives of ordinary Egyptians. Al Jezera was reporting at one point that there were tanks in Sharm, BBC World was saying there wasn’t! If there had of been it would have broken the terms of the peace treaty with Israel, pretty irresponsible reporting, well I got to the point I didn’t believe any of them. Al jezera said there were over 2 million demonstrating yesterday, BBC less than a million. All I can tell you is there were no problems AT ALL on the West Bank, Luxor where I live. If it hadn’t been for the TV I wouldn’t have known there was a thing wrong.

I am not going to go into the politics, what happens next etc, that is up to the Egyptian people but I totally resent the way the media has manipulated the story for their own ends and harmed many thousands who are dependent on the tourist trade. My message to the world, support Egypt, support Egyptians and come and visit West Bank, Luxor in total safety.