As I'm sure you all know, Dear Reader, we love to have our tea and (de-caff) Nescafe at the Nile Palace. Today, the surprise was that we were given two delicious Dilmah tea bags and two sachets of Nescafe de-caff coffee, and for the usual price. Now, if that isn't a good deal, I'll eat my tarbouche!
I even asked Mr Mohamed Ragab (The F & B Manager) if it was all in order and not just a special deal of some sort, to which he replied that this was the new standard deal. Very good!
During these balmy days, we like to sit on the NP terrace, overlooking the pool and the Nile and West Bank, it's lovely. Mind you, I cannot but feel unease at the Muslim girls using the pool when they seem to be fully clothed, if that's the case, it cannot be very hygienic, can it? But perhaps they aren't outdoor clothes after all, and are specifically for swimming (or just playing) in the pool, who knows?
Just a smidgeon farther upstream, I noticed, what looks like, a Sheiks Tomb, again, for the first time.
way to the bakery on Medina Street and on to Kheir Zaman on TV Street.
We came across some roadworks near the Police Hotel (The Elamir). I didn't take much notice of them at first, just wanted to get away from the noise of the windy-picks (or pneumatic drills, if you're posh!) which, in themselves, are quite unusual in Luxor. As I passed, I noticed that the two blokes using the windy picks were wearing protective flip-flops, along with their other safety equipment, and thought that you'd also like to see them.
Just something which might appeal to one or two of you:
Unlike this old, and well-loved, beauty:
This one obviously has door-lock problems, but Egyptians don't like to be beaten, do they? Ingenuity is priceless, eh?