March 26, Saturday. Well we are back in Luxor at the Windsor Hotel. We are spending the morning by the pool and this afternoon we will tour Karnak and the Luxor temple. No other religious center matches Karnak for scale and grandeur.
Here for 1500 years, the priests offered prayers to the god Amun. This temple was built over a thousand years by the Pharaohs of the new kingdom. The Luxor temple is very impressive too. The guide we had is the best one yet since leaving Cairo! At a place of history like this, it is wonderful to have a guide that can give you the information you are looking for. We went to a nice dinner at the Palace Winter Garden Hotel. Now after a very busy day we called it a night. Mohomad, our guide, has our train ticket back to Cairo. We've "had enough of Mohomad" and we are ditching him to catch a bus to the Red Sea. Enough of guides taking a cut of everything and not keeping their promises. We are going on our own...