The Oddest, Coolest Restaurant on Earth – The Genesis Pub in Luxor, Egypt

Have you ever innocently walked into a restaurant and encountered a strange new world? Neither had I, until I entered the doors of the Genesis English Pub in Luxor, Egypt. I’d passed by this restaurant a few times while staying at the Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa earlier this year and one night decided to […]

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A Don’t Miss in Luxor – Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple, with its giant, looming columns, rows of sphinxes and beautifully preserved colors was the first site I visited upon arriving in Luxor, Egypt recently. I’ve spent a lifetime never hearing much about this temple before, and after I stepped foot on its grounds, I had to wonder why. Karnak’s complex is so massive […]

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Tombs vs. Temples in Luxor’s West Bank

The historical sights in and around Luxor, Egypt are roughly divided geographically into two small regions: The East Bank and the West Bank, and two genres: tombs and temples. The East Bank, where I stayed at the perfect Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa, has no tombs but holds the awesome Karnak and Luxor Temples, along […]

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Playing the Oud at the Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

While staying at the Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa last month, I happily spent a few evenings in its sedately beautiful Sunset Lounge, enjoying caipirinhas and the hilarious company of my hosts, Christoph and Mohamed. These attractions weren’t all that made the lounge a favorite spot of mine, though. Each night I noticed a lone […]

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Luxor’s Coolest Sight – The Avenue of the Sphinxes

When you travel through Egypt, it is really exciting to see ancient history popping up all over the country’s landscape. Especially when you’re not expecting it. I knew Luxor was full of tombs and temples, which is the reason I traveled to this town in upper Egypt earlier this month. Just minutes after arriving, on […]

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Why Four Days at the Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa Isn’t Enough

“Four days is not enough,” said Christoph, the general manager of the Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa, shortly after I checked into his hotel in upper Egypt. “Four days is plenty of time to see Luxor,” I responded. “But it’s not enough time to experience our hotel too. You can see all the sights, but […]

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A Luxor, Egypt Must-See – Medinet Habu Temple

Some sights in Egypt reach out and grab your attention effortlessly, while others sit quietly in the background, largely overlooked by the tourist population. In Luxor’s history rich West Bank the mountainside tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens draw throngs of tourists to their awesome dark interiors, and […]

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