Just returned from a 16 day trip to Luxor. Very few tourists and we had the temples and Tombs mostly to ourselves Inc Valley of the Kings. Very little hassle but not many restaurants open, though in the case of the west bank restaurants if you let them know you are coming earlier in the day they will open specially for you. Got around by public ferry, arabasas (local service buses), local taxi and bikes. Everyone was really friendly and glad to see us. Did a couple of trips outside luxor including Abydos.
Really sad to see so few tourists and only saw one nile cruise ship.moving in our 16 night stay. Very few guests in the two hotels we stayed in.
Did ACE and AWOL with much needed supplies for them. We noticed quite a few armoured personnel carriers around including one outside the hotel we were staying in.
Did not particularly enjoy having to fly to hurgarda and then do the 4 hour transfer, roll on direct flights to luxor.Edited: 6:08 am, November 10, 2013