Another introductory speech !!!

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Another introductory speech !!!

Post by Azurite »

Hi there !!!

I found your wonderful sight recently.
My Egyptian tale is ..... 1988 Kuoni started charter flights to the place I had wanted to visit since 1969 !!! My friends didn't want to go so I flew off on my own. Was booked in at the Isis but made friends on the flight with 2 couples staying at the Etap. Had the most amazing time we went all over in a large taxi. Since then have returned with friends from home that were converted by my tales. Unfortunately due to the odd divorce and death and people deciding they can't fly anymore there is now only me again. When my mother also died in 2008 the first thing I thought was if in doubt go to Luxor, you will feel better. It was my 9th trip and yes the magic works every time. You get off the plane and a deep breath occurs, a calming one. Then you settle in and hear the familiar sounds and just get that feeling of being home.
I love reading all your posts, I loved one Stan made about the stone man near Snack Time. I assume he means the man in the "hole in the wall" whose pendants and stones we have bought over the years. Bless him he's so pleasant when you sit on the plastic chairs and converse without language !!! and the little man running up and down with his T Shirts well my dear best friend who died, ( honestly this sounds pitious but it isn't, just a fact of life) was a Phsychiactric Nurse so you can imagine the case notes she used to give me on his state !!
Favourite places .... The Rammeseum, my special place is a tree down the steps at the back. Medinet Habu. Luxor Temple,The Winter Palace gardens with it's hoopoes and the picture of the tiger in the lobby. Tombs of the Nobles, going in there to see the giraffe and bear after John Romer telling us about it. A lot of places have obviously been demoished now which is sad, I believe Aboudi as well and is now near McDonalds. A steak at Maxims. The local ferrry across to the west bank, flopping at Sinbads on return from trips. So many I won't go on too much. Cairo as well. I would like to thank you all for keeping me up to date with my lovely Luxor.
I hope this works as I don't quite understand all the tricks that seem to be on offer !!! maybe I'll experiment at a later date !!

I hope all gets better after the recent trials the country is having, and that sane people prevail.

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Post by Christine »

Nice one Luxor fan, welcome to the forum :)
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Thank you Twizzy Christine.

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Post by Jayway »

Yes, nice post Luxor fan and welcome. . . . . Twizzy Christine - what an apt description - - :lol: :lol: :lol:

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welcome to the family luxor fan :D
when she was good she was very very good but when she was bad she was better :snig:

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Post by denisegr »

Welcome Luxor fan, the little t.shirt man astounded me once. I was at his spot he remembered me and said you are later this year you usuallly come earlier. My gob was smacked it was July and normally we visited in May.
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Post by Moonstone »

Welcome to the Forum Luxor Fan. Sounds like you have got the Luxor bug. Look forward to your posts.
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Post by Lisak »

Welcome. I loved reading of your experiences and hope to read more. :)
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Post by FABlux »

Welcome Luxor fan. I know exactly what you mean about that feeling when you get off the plane. Even living here I still get it every time we return from abroad :)

Aboudi's shop that used to be in the corner near the Winter Palace is now down the street by the Passport Office, & many of his prices are lower than the one beside McDonalds ;)

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Post by Kt »

Oooh, welcome! You sound simply lovely!

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Post by sue »

Welcome Luxor fan, so many of your memories I think a lot of us share as well as the favourite places. You must post some of your stories in the visiting Luxor part of the forum. :)

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Post by Christine »

" Twizzy Christine " ?? Is that a response to my avitar ? ;)
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Post by Azurite »

:) Of course it is, silly !!!!!! :)

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Welcome, from one LuxorFan to another. :mrgreen:

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LuxorFan wrote:Welcome, from one LuxorFan to another. :mrgreen:
Haven't seen you around for a long time, hope you are OK

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Post by Kevininabydos »

That is going to be confusing, two members with the same alias....
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Post by Christine »

@luxor fan spelled like this, thank goodness, i thought you were casting asper.........aserp......arpse............oh sod it guesses at my personality :lol: ;)
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Luxor fan is now Azurite :)
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Post by marvin-carrie »

Hi and Welcome to you
We went for a one and only visit in 1987 then the year after with Kuoni there charter flights were half the price ,we’ve been going ever since


Marvin Carrie :D

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Post by Azurite »

Hi to you too Marvin & Carrie !!!
Yes those flights were a god send weren't they.
I find it disturbing though that they seem to be knocking down so much of the old place.To my way of thinking they should have left all the old places. Yes build onwards and upwards if they want but so much character has gone. A bit like my hometown, once it's gone you can't get it back. And I loved reading my Egyptian Gazette in Amoun watching the world go by.

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