Jude at Dendera

Today Jude took a boat out of Luxor and went to Dendera. This temple is dedicated to Hathor the cow goddess. Sometimes Hathor is kindly and nice and other times she gets angry. One time she was so angry the only way they could calm her down was to get her drunk! You can read about it in the Myths …

Jude takes a Day Trip to Kom Ombo

  Jude was really excited to go to Kom Ombo. There is a new crocodile museum which is really good. A hieroglyphic of a woman giving birth and lots of images of medical instruments. You can also see the hidden room where maybe the priests hid and pretended to be the voice of the god. This is a double temple …

Jude goes to the oldest place near to Luxor

Today Jude went to the tomb of Ankhtifi the brave at Moalla. This is a very famous inscription where Ankhtifi boasts about his position, how brave he is and how much he helped the people. Nearly everyone that studies hieroglyphics has to translate this inscription. If you want to see what is said click the link year 3 glyphs 3 …

Jude goes to Esna

Today Jude went to Esna, lots of people go through Esna on their cruise boats but few people actually visit the temple. The back half of the temple is waiting to be excavated but the front is dug out. The temple is far below the level of the village and it made Jude realise how much work goes into excavating …

Jude goes to Sakara

Jude took the sleeper train to Cairo, he just loved traveling on the upper bunk. Sakara is the oldest stone building and Jude was amazed by the details they copied in stone, doors left ajar, bundles of reeds made into columns, rolled up screens in doorways.  The pyramid was built in stages which is why it is in steps, perhaps …

Jude at Abu Simbel

Jude took a long trip to Abu Simbel this week which is why he is late posting. He went by road stopping at the sites on the way and having a look around Aswan. Then he stayed in hotel in Aswan so he could get the early morning convoy to Abu Simbel. In this temple Ramases boasts about his famous …

Jude at Tod temple

Today Jude went right off the beaten track to the temple of Tod. This is just outside Luxor but you have to get the tickets in advance at Luxor temple. It is a glorious deserted site where the guardians often don’t see any tourists for days and day. It formed part of the 4 temples dedicated to Montu at Karnak, …

Advice about flying and diving

Had a guest that wanted to go diving on the last day of the their holiday and I remembered there is medical advice against it and got it confirmed. Bare minimum is 12 hours – and that’s if you’ve been pootling quite shallow. If you’ve been wreck diving, then you need to leave up to 24 hours – better safe …

Transfers from Hurghada to Flats in Luxor

Flats in Luxor is pleased to offer its guests a transfer from Hurghada on the Red Sea. Just let us know when you book that your flight is a Hurghada one and we can pick you up no problem. Your transfer to Luxor will be with one of our regular drivers and he will also take you back. Flights to …

Diving in the Red Sea

Some friends of ours took this great video on a trip to Taba. You could actually do this on a day trip to Hurghada from Luxor. The sea is picture postcard blue, when we went we hired a boat for scuba and fishing. I was made up that I caught a fish. You can take proper diving courses if you …