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From Luxor to Aswan By Motor Ship (August 11 to 15, 2013)

150 miles of mangos and date palms

In April 2013 I treated myself to a luxury trip on a dahabiya, the Orient. Sailing on this luxury ship was such a dream – I felt as if I was back in the days of the British Empire. I planned to repeat the trip  in August , but this time with a difference.

The journey was arranged, the flights were booked. Then the German Foreign Office sent out a travel warning, which also warned against Luxor as a destination. However, my friends in Luxor told me that everything was quiet. So we went on our way.

This trip on the motor ship was more basic, very laid-back. Because I enjoyed it so much, I’d like to tell you about it. Along the way, we visited the temples of Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Horemhep and the camel market in Daraw. However, I’ll limit my account to my personal travel experiences, because the sights themselves are better explained by Egyptologists.


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