Traveling To Luxor and Karnak


photo of teh giza tea room

The Giza train station and tea room

Written by;Gary Wonning

Waiting for an overnight train to Luxor, we whiled away our time in a little tea room, within sight of the pyramids of Giza.

In historic Giza, the trains come and go every few minutes. As we prepared for our overnight journey to Luxor, we  found, to our dismay that having a ticket didn’t guarantee a spot on the train. With patience in hand, one waits until a train with enough room arrives. We were in a group of forty-two, we would never be able to get on the same train.

Several of us involuntarily decided to wait for another train. (That’s what happens when you are  the last one  off the bus). Jet lagged, naive and gullible, we never realized that we could have been stuck there all night.

The room was door less and windowless, open air dining at it’s finest. Offering a welcome refuge from the chilly Egyptian evening, it became a lesson in humanity.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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