Well replied Robbo!
Good luck with your move to Luxor! Would love to be joining you! I also 'ave an Egyptian husband. I have known him for 7 years, and Yes, unbeknown to me could be a right Bas***rd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. But I am a grown up (very!) lady, and I think at my age I still have all my smarties, and I make the choice to love this man, I make the choice of where I live, I make the choice if by some horrible quirk of fate, he after all these years turned into a conning, moneygrabbing, loathsome Lech, to be able to say Ta ta, so long, goodbye! Yes, it does happen there in Egypt (we've all read the forums!) but, the same scenario could equally happen in London, Birmingham or Lerwick, outer Hebrides!!!!!! Life is life! love is mutual trust, friendship, understanding, give and take and if it is right, will transcend across cultural, monetary, and geographical matters.
My t'other half is looking forward to a trip to Blighty, he is keen to see my family , work, enviroment, and, most of all the Obelisk at a stately home near me! But he will be happy to go home. He is not a waiter either (not that I am saying waiters are bad, or being desultary about that job) but has put himself through University at great coast and hard work. He would love to put that hard work to use in the Counry he loves, InSha'Allah. And ,If when I am declared fit (again InSha'Allah) When my affairs are in order, hopefully I will be there to live as well!
One good thing to remember, is that Mr SEND, Who has a right to his narrow minded opinions on all things Egyptian, will be back to good 'Ole England soon, and we can hope that will bring his worrying about the state of Luxor and all its Tawdry practices, and it economic situation to an end. He is home. He wont fret about Luxor, and I can't see, for any earthly reason why Luxor or the people who live there will care about his leaving.