It is in my blood after 48 visits in 11 years.
The unrelenting hassle,unpleasantness in Oct 12 was unrelenting,because i no longer was going to be swayed by all the 'poor me' stories and it made for a very difficult trip.
Having befriended several families over the years,who we have helped big time,sadly last time when i was not prepared to be so generous,i was bombarded with the most vile remarks like i have never heard before,and even on my return home i was sent the most evil messages from a family who i thought were long life friends,and one particular lady who was generous beyond the call of generosity to the self same family was also treated appallingly.
However,now,i thought,i will not be harassed and put off from returning to a country that i love,and so i intend to stay next visit at Sofitel Karnak....away from the madding crowd.
I adore the Sonesta but just stepping outside the door was just horrible with the constant harassment.
Last visit there were tourists who would not leave the hotel unless i accompanied them and that is very sad.
If only these locals realised how much damage they are doing ?