Sunday, 29 January 2017

109 My Sunday Photo L is for Luxor and lack of tourists


We're in Luxor for a long weekend, it's the height of the tourist season.

What is the first thing you notice in the photo?

The lack of tourists.

I didn't have to wait, till the coach load filed by, or for the children to run in-between the pillars. I just took the shot and 100's others like it, undisturbed, no one getting in my way, just peace and quiet, a photographers dream.


Whilst the lack of tourists is good for me, it is not good for the local economy. Luxor is a city built 1400BCE. It is already a ruin, but it doesn't need to become run down as well. The Egyptian Pound has devalued so much, that people are struggling here, desperate for the tourists to return.

So why don't the tourists come here anymore?

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place, it must be incredible to see. But what a worry for the Eqyptian people that the tourists have gone away.

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    1. they are really worried, the trouble is, everyone wants you to use their services so the hassle you get when you step outside the hotel now is too much

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  2. Hi Suzanne, a photographers dream is a local's nightmare! Tourism is such a fickle trade to rely on, nothing is guaranteed. xx

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    1. sadly their whole economy is suffering

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  3. That sounds like an amazing place to visit

    Thank you for linking up

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  4. It looks amazing. Hope you're having a wonderful time exploring!

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    1. fantastic time was had, firmly back in Dubai now

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  5. It is sad, I found exactly the same in Greece last year looking at many of the old historic tourist sites. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. we're off to Turkey in July, I expect it to be similar there

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  6. I think tourists are scared but it is so sad because we do not have to travel far to be affected. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. sadly that is so true, every one asks if i'm worried about travelling back into Dubai, but it's the UK I worry about more

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