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Luxor, Egypt

We boarded a sleeper train from Giza to Luxor. The Orient Express it was not. It was ok as long as you didn't need go to the toilet. We were glad for the tip of take your own toilet paper. Surprisingly we slept better than we thought we would.

Once in Luxor we were taken to the boat that we called home for four nights, we got settled and caught up on sleep. After lunch it was time to go on our first tour.

We met our tour guide in the lobby of our hotel, she was a treat. She kept on telling everyone that she had been in the business for 19 years, we thought that she would have learned some people skills in that 19 years we were wrong. It was like being thrown back in time and having that teacher at school that nobody likes. We were like students though and even gave her the nick name Drill Sergeant Cyclops, as she wore the most stupid sunglasses ever. She instructed everyone not to take photos of her, we did to obey her in fear that she would have eaten us alive.

In our tour group there were two other couples that we got along with very well and we spent most of our time with them. One of the couples even smuggled their own alcohol on board and of course we wanted to be friends with them!!

It was sad to leave the boat and our new friends, but hopefully one day we can all catch up and reminisce about our tour of all the wonderful sights we saw including The Valley Of the Kings and of course Drill Sergeant Cyclops.

permalink written by  craigandcorrine on December 19, 2009 from Luxor, Egypt
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