Traveling Hotel Information | Hotel Habou – Valley of the Dead, Egypt

Having spent the aboriginal few canicule of our Egypt campaign in Cairo , it was time to chance out to added locations of the country. Next on the calendar was an all night alternation ride from Giza to Luxor area I would be visiting the Valley of the Dead, website of the tomb of King Tut, as able-bodied as abounding added rulers of the age-old kingdom.The accession in Luxor was met with an abandoned abdomen and the sunrise! Afterward a adorable breakfast in the Winter Palace, we abstruse that there was no auberge for us for the afterward night. as is the case in third apple countries,our auberge anxiety were canceled afterwards notice. I don’t anticipate we anytime had any,due to architecture delays the auberge we were traveling to break in had not yet been completed . The anxiety had been fabricated on the acceptance that the auberge would be open.It was absitively that the alone affair to do was to leave our baggage in the antechamber of the Winter Palace! With abundant catch and bold that my backing would never be apparent again, that is what I did.We were assured that apartment would be activate for us by night fall, so afterwards a affable breakfast in the spacious, but germ-free challenged restaurant, off we went to see the architect of Luxor and Karnak.

After spending the day visiting Karnak and adrift the streets and not seeing my backing for auction in one of the bounded stores, I was abundantly afraid if abiding to the hotel, my baggage was still lying in the average of the auberge lobby, untouched.A acquaintance John and I were met at the aperture by a adolescent adventurer who abreast us that the administrator of the Winter Palace endemic a ten allowance abode beyond the Nile in the Valley of the Dead, if we capital we could break the night there! WOW! Visions of clear chandeliers and butlers in white gloves raced through my head, what a deal!The nights iterniary included a ablaze and complete appearance at Karnak, As the atramentous came to a abutting the chance was about to begin, abiding to the Winter Palace, a bellman escorted us to the river’s bend area a baby baiter accessible to bear us beyond the Nile, area our room, chandeliers and butlers accessible us! The ferry, something beeline out of the “African Queen”, was acutely awash with continuing allowance only! Somehow I began to get the activity that this ability about-face out as I had envisioned!Landing on the added ancillary , it was alone a abbreviate ride in a cool sub bunched car to our hotel. As we pulled up in foreground of the hotel, all my visions of chandeliers and butlers vanished!This abode looked like a abridged adaptation of the Alamo!All the apartment were taken, we all had to breach up, it would be boys with boys and girls with girls. I, accepting the odd man out,was called to allotment a allowance with a adolescent English bloke!It was accepting late, time to hit the sack! Another abruptness accessible me , the aperture opened there was my bed, a accompanying sized cot,with a ample cat lying on a mattress that can best be call as “highly inadequate”. The cat anon fabricated a bark and a bee band for the aperture while the administrator angry the shutters on the window with a rope. That will accumulate that annoying cat out, not to acknowledgment consecutive killers and thieves!Placing my camera bag and accessory beneath the bed and next to the wall, I placed the band about my arm, alive that I was safe from thieves and burglary cats, I acclimatized in for a night of undisturbed sleep.Sunup brought a surprise, I had survived the evening! Time for a shower, barber and breakfast on the sun lite patio!

Plumbing in Egypt is rather crude, entering the association bath , I noticed the aqueduct that supplied the bathroom with baptize was too short, baptize ran all over the attic instead of into the sink, not our accepted custom in the states, we are sooo spoiled!We are traveling aback to Cairo this evening, I anticipate I will delay to battery and barber until tomorrow.After a affable breakfast on the patio, I accomplished we were beyond the artery from the Habou Temple , what a surprise! It was darker than a atramentous cat in a atramentous bin endure night and no one saw it!A day of visiting the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens was apprehension as we agilely boarded our bus,then it was aback to the Auberge Habou area the blow of the accumulation would be abutting us for dinner, afterwards adequate a nice meal it was a abbreviate ride beyond the river to the alternation base , our alternation was cat-and-mouse to carriage us aback to Cairo.It had been absolutely an experience, absolutely unexpected, whenever I anticipate of Egypt, the Auberge Habou consistently comes to apperception , forth with the amore and accommodation apparent by the Egyptian people.

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