Egypt: Top Rated! Tips, Secrets for Luxor?
From Travel+Leisure magazine this month, they have this headline: ?Best Places to Travel in 2018?with their highlighting of Egypt.
They featured these key details: "Political strife and economic woes have taken a toll on Egypt?s tourism industry, but travelers will soon have a new reason to visit. On the arid plains of Giza not far from the Great Pyramids, a modern monument is under construction that?s more than two decades and nearly $1 billion in the making. The Grand Egyptian Museum will showcase the finest treasures of the pharaohs ? including the body and golden funeral mask of Tutankhamen ? in a structure spanning nearly 650,000 square feet. The new museum will sport a Modernist design. The building will echo both the geography of the plateau on which it rests as well as the Pyramids themselves. When the museum partially opens in 2018, visitors in the immense atrium can soak in the majestic sight of both the Pyramid of Menkaure and the Great Pyramid of Khufu from a floor-to-ceiling glass wall.?
In late January 2018, we will be doing our first visit to Southeast Asia. This will feature Hong Kong, Bangkok, Vietnam and Cambodia, including a seven-day Mekong River cruise, then Angkor Wat, Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hue/Danang. Then for late November, 2018, looking to do an Athens to Dubai, 20-day cruise with Oceania, including our first visits to the Holy Lands, Egypt, Middle East, etc. This will include as a top "star" for an overnight in Luxor. Love to hear any and all tips, suggestions, secrets, experiences, etc., for those who have visited here. Or, your upcoming plans to explore in this historic part of Egypt.
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THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio
Enjoyed a 14-day, Jan. 20-Feb. 3, 2014, Sydney to Auckland adventure, getting a big sampling for the wonders of "down under? before and after this cruise. Go to:
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