Metropolitan landing

What is it like to live in Luxor? Share your experiences of Luxor's culture.

Moderators: DJKeefy, 4u Network

Ellydeh
New Member
New Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:07 pm
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 3 times
Gender:
Netherlands

Metropolitan landing

Post by Ellydeh »

The Metropolitan landing is disconnected from the Corniche. Really great when you are dropped of by motorboat in the dark and you have to do some really dangerous climbing over the stones.



Bombay
Royal V.I.P
Royal V.I.P
Posts: 1990
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:57 pm
Location: Luxor
Has thanked: 1794 times
Been thanked: 1696 times
Egypt

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Bombay »

Last I heard was that no tourists were allowed on boats after dark except the main ferry crossing.

User avatar
chiddy
Member
Member
Posts: 138
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:09 am
Location: Derbyshire
Has thanked: 143 times
Been thanked: 37 times

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by chiddy »

why not carry a torch?
There is no such thing as strangers just friends yet to meet.

User avatar
LivinginLuxor
Top Member
Top Member
Posts: 991
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:50 am
Location: Luxor, Egypt
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 546 times
Gender:
Egypt

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by LivinginLuxor »

But it's not an official landing, it is a docking area for feluccas etc. The landing ramp near the ferry is much better, although a little slippery to walk up at the moment.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
Stan

User avatar
Who2
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 6846
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:04 pm
Location: Siddharthanagar
Has thanked: 1535 times
Been thanked: 5352 times
Gender:
Nepal

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Who2 »

We don't make it easy for East Bankers coming over to the bright side even harding when returning..QED… :cool:
Ps: To be honest it would cost very little and take little time to rectify and would be a benefit to all.
No doubt it is on the Governors todo list.
"The Salvation of Mankind lies in making everything the responsibility of All"
Sophocles.

User avatar
Chocolate Eclair
Royal V.I.P
Royal V.I.P
Posts: 1621
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:56 pm
Location: Luxor Egypt
Has thanked: 124 times
Been thanked: 752 times
Gender:
Egypt

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Chocolate Eclair »

If I remember right, the landings for boats were discussed at the last meeting and it was explained how it was easy to slip or have an accident, I believe this was to be looked at.

Sdo
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 76
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 8:50 am
Location: Luxor
Has thanked: 175 times
Been thanked: 56 times
Egypt

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Sdo »

Bombay wrote:Last I heard was that no tourists were allowed on boats after dark except the main ferry crossing.
Can anyone confirm this? I cross to Djorff and back many times at night with no problems.

User avatar
LivinginLuxor
Top Member
Top Member
Posts: 991
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:50 am
Location: Luxor, Egypt
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 546 times
Gender:
Egypt

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by LivinginLuxor »

The only 'legality' I've heard about this, is that the motorboats must operate only from the ferry, directly going to the west bank landing stages.

But I doubt that there is any problem going anywhere in a boat at night, due to the lack of river police at that time.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
Stan

User avatar
Who2
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 6846
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:04 pm
Location: Siddharthanagar
Has thanked: 1535 times
Been thanked: 5352 times
Gender:
Nepal

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Who2 »

Saturday morning a quick call to 'His Nibbs and It's sorted or will be by tonight… :cool:
"The Salvation of Mankind lies in making everything the responsibility of All"
Sophocles.

User avatar
Chocolate Eclair
Royal V.I.P
Royal V.I.P
Posts: 1621
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:56 pm
Location: Luxor Egypt
Has thanked: 124 times
Been thanked: 752 times
Gender:
Egypt

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Chocolate Eclair »

Where on earth do you get on and off at Djorff SDO???? or do you go to the Banana Island Restaurants and use the boats from there??

Sdo
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 76
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 8:50 am
Location: Luxor
Has thanked: 175 times
Been thanked: 56 times
Egypt

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Sdo »

Chocolate Eclair wrote:Where on earth do you get on and off at Djorff SDO???? or do you go to the Banana Island Restaurants and use the boats from there??
I go to Alladins CE and walk the short distance to my friend's house.

Bombay
Royal V.I.P
Royal V.I.P
Posts: 1990
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:57 pm
Location: Luxor
Has thanked: 1794 times
Been thanked: 1696 times
Egypt

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Bombay »

I think the reason that tourists were not allowed on the boats after dark was less to do with them landing flat on their face but more to do with them spending time on their backs.

User avatar
HEPZIBAH
Luxor4u God
Luxor4u God
Posts: 11528
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:15 pm
Has thanked: 3099 times
Been thanked: 4388 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by HEPZIBAH »

Bombay wrote:I think the reason that tourists were not allowed on the boats after dark was less to do with them landing flat on their face but more to do with them spending time on their backs.
;)
Image Experience is not what happens to you;
it is what you do with what happens to you.
-Aldous Huxley

User avatar
Chocolate Eclair
Royal V.I.P
Royal V.I.P
Posts: 1621
Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:56 pm
Location: Luxor Egypt
Has thanked: 124 times
Been thanked: 752 times
Gender:
Egypt

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Chocolate Eclair »

Ok Sdo I thought you would either use Alladdins or the Al Baierat Hotel landings I use the same sometimes myself, and cross to near the Sheraton, because I only live 5 mins walk from there.

AliAbdulUK
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:28 pm
Been thanked: 14 times
Gender:
Egypt

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by AliAbdulUK »

Hasn't the Metropolitan changed it's name?

A-Four
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 3830
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:04 pm
Location: London
Has thanked: 1603 times
Been thanked: 1710 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by A-Four »

AliAbdulUK wrote:Hasn't the Metropolitan changed it's name?
Yes, correct AliAbdul, and how so much the place has gone down, Like quite a few others, but will not write up on this until I return to the U.K. Will do this immeadiatly after the Western Christmas.

Ellydeh
New Member
New Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:07 pm
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 3 times
Gender:
Netherlands

Re: Metropolitan landing

Post by Ellydeh »

Who2 wrote:We don't make it easy for East Bankers coming over to the bright side even harding when returning..QED… :cool:
Ps: To be honest it would cost very little and take little time to rectify and would be a benefit to all.
No doubt it is on the Governors todo list.

In the first committee meeting it was said that Luxor Governorate can not do anything about this. 'Cairo has to decide'.

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Metropolitan Cafe
    by LivinginLuxor » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:18 pm » in Places Not Recommended
    85 Replies
    3766 Views
    Last post by Cyprus100
    Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:24 am
  • Moon Landing 1969
    by newcastle » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:22 am » in General Discussions and Rants
    5 Replies
    699 Views
    Last post by newcastle
    Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:28 am
  • Emergency Landing at Luxor International Airport
    by Winged Isis » Thu May 24, 2018 4:56 am » in News and Sport
    5 Replies
    233 Views
    Last post by Dusak
    Fri May 25, 2018 11:53 am