Panic in Luxor: Ancient city found to be centre of Egypt's coronavirus outbreak

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Re: Panic in Luxor: Ancient city found to be centre of Egypt's coronavirus outbreak

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Dusak wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:20 pm
I did notice locals covering their mouths or moving away from my approach.
No change there then.... :lol:



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Re: Panic in Luxor: Ancient city found to be centre of Egypt's coronavirus outbreak

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newcastle wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:51 pm
Dusak wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:20 pm
I did notice locals covering their mouths or moving away from my approach.
No change there then.... :lol:
OH, that was so rude. :lol:
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Re: Panic in Luxor: Ancient city found to be centre of Egypt's coronavirus outbreak

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I did notice locals covering their mouths or moving away from my approach.
I bet they wouldn't move away if you were in the Souk :D :D :D

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Re: Panic in Luxor: Ancient city found to be centre of Egypt's coronavirus outbreak

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Hi All. just got back on Friday, from Luxor, to start with everything went well. Our accomodation was great, picked up our Luxor pass at Karnack [ amazing place]. Next day [ Sunday] we met up with our driver , Hamdi the helicopter man . an absolutely great guy, nothing a problem for him. over the next three days did all the sights. All I can say is its mindblowing! The only put offs are the constant asking for and giving out money. One character in the Nobles Tombs sight, after walking us around 8 tombs wanted 400 Egyptian pounds. I gave him the money, but when I mentioned to Hamdi the driver, he went nuts. He proceeded to get into a massive shouting match with the guide , the outcome been I got half my money back. Anyway by Tuesday we started to hear the rumours of airports closing down. tried getting in touch with our carrier [Turkish Airlines] that was a total failure , no information at all coming from them. we decided to not take the chance , and went to the Egyptian airlines office. We paid £1150 for flights to Heathrow via Cairo, then £740 for flights from Heathrow to Glasgow. Forgot to say we heard from Turkish airlines on the Wednesday , late afternoon , that had cancelled our flight, with no other suggestions on how to get home. So would not recommend them again. So a magnificent place , with a crap ending. thanks to all .

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Re: Panic in Luxor: Ancient city found to be centre of Egypt's coronavirus outbreak

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Marydoll, how did you get on?
I hope you are OK and was able to enjoy some, if not all, of your holiday.
I know there were issues for some people having to rearrange alternative flights and routes home.
Do please let us know how you got on.
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Marydoll sorry your holiday ended in such a horrible way. I hope in the future you will return.

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Re: Panic in Luxor: Ancient city found to be centre of Egypt's coronavirus outbreak

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Oops! Thanks for your update Marydoll. Sorry, I hadn't seen it when I made my post. Not sure how I missed it.

I'm so glad Hamdy looked after you well - but I would not have expected any less from him.

Hopefully your negative experiences - among the good ones - from your visit, won't put you off going in the future. Put them down to lessons learnt and build on the experience.
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Because Carrie and you know it well they do tell many lies.

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Marydoll glad you enjoyed the start of the holiday anyway. I knew Hamdy would take good cars of you.

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What are you on about MT?

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