Friday, December 6, 2019

Taxi in Luxor: A Lesson In Patience

The bane of my existence are taxis, specifically taxis from the airport. I write about them all the time and no matter where I go I always have to deal with their shady ways. As...

“You’re a Bad Tourist.” Words From Luxor Tour Guide

And so it finally came to be. TPOL had enough of the shenanigans of the Egyptian tour guides and let his voice be heard. But before I get into that, let's rewind to how I...

Luxor Taxi Conclusion: It’s Impossible to Pay What You Paid

And now for the dramatic conclusion of my time in Luxor. Fed up with the swindlers, I passed out early yesterday from exhaustion. All I wanted to do was wake up, get in a taxi,...

Sharm el-Sheikh Taxi: For 40, I Bring You Camel, Tomorrow

The hilarity of my taxi adventures continue as I take on the taxi drivers from Sharm el-Sheikh airport. After being told that the price would be $18 for a ten minute ride, I had to...

Food Poisoning in Paradise

The chills, the sweats, and the impromptu runs to the toilet is how I spent my Saturday in Sharm. I'm not going to go into detail about that situation. Instead, this is a travel...

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport Taxi: This Time It’s My Fault

‎I know I'm going to open myself to attack on this one and deservedly so but before you unleash your fury please understand I am candidly sharing this experience when I probably should keep...

“Where Is King Tut?” Under Restoration

In high school, I along with an avid TPOL reader were part of a nerdy class section called Honors Humanities. Besides the torment of being labeled nerds, a title I embrace only in regards...

Egypt Sinai Peninsula Makes 76 ‘Countries’: Let the Anger Ensue

In order to update my Country Count List for the trip report, Athens Marathon: The Original Course I visited the Travelers' Century Club website to confirm that Egypt was listed in Africa when what to my wondering...

Hyatt Sharm el-Sheikh Wants My Stool Sample

After a terrible time in Sharm which included the worst food poisoning of my life and the taxi driver that fought with me over $2 at the airport nearly costing me my flight, I...

EgyptAir: Warning Economy Class Review

I thought I'd change it up and provide a review of EgyptAir's flight from Athens to Cairo. I also flew EgyptAir from Cairo to Luxor and and Cairo to Sharm. The details of this review are applicable to those flights as well.
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