Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
Nov 11, 2015
Striking and fascinating, The situation is stunning, rising up from the desert, completely solitary and unforgettable.
I had not planned to go to Luxor and so made no prior plans before arriving. I quickly learned as a solo female traveller every man moving would try to befriend me then marry me. I couldn't step a toe out of the hotel without being ambushed; so I agreed to allow one young man to be my guide as he explained once I was escorted, the other men would leave me alone. I really wanted to see the sights so I paid him 20 dollars and I am so glad I did. For this paltry fee he arranged a private Felucca across the Nile, a taxi , entry to the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut's Temple. It was all wonderful, I am so glad I got the opportunity to see these magical sights in amazing Egypt. The men I can do without, even my lovely guide hit on me at the end of the day, somehow he had got the idea we were to be married for sure. I was most surprised when he announced to me on the banks of the Nile that he was a virgin and he'd been saving himself for me. Yeah buddy... Sure you did. I nearly wet myself laughing. And then I ran away.
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