“And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not do him wrong. Leviticus 19:33 My trip to (Egypt, Luxor) was amazing. We were blessed to have a guide Gada and driver, Eslam, whom kept us safe (not there was real danger), showed us Luxor, (old and new), taught my partner and I about its rich history, and treated us like family. Gada, (Egyptian lady) immediately bonded with my partner (woman) and that was important to me. Eslam, navigated the city and observed my respectful position in decorum with Gada. He noticed my observation, quietness and inquired if I was okay. The chance to have a human exchange was the best experience. I shared what I heard about islam, conscious being in an Islamic country now and did not want to offend a woman accidentally and so was just being mindful. He thanked me and we laughed. He said, “things have changed and all would be okay”. After this, all four of us experienced the experience of Luxor together. Luxor is a place Continuing to evolve like anywhere else. I’d urged anyone using “Egypt tours” to make sure the booking person provides full itinerary and round trip tickets upfront, especially if you are staying in another city of Egypt like we were and have other plans during your trip. The booking person dropped the ball on us, and we were inconvenienced because of it. Egyptians in shops trying to make a sale are persistent and can offend without intent. However, majority want you to be happy, safe and enjoy the trip. There is a culture gap, so you must set boundaries, say no repeatedly and keep it moving. Your guide will give you room to explore independently but has your back 100%. The trip was not without uncomfortable moments, but I rated a 5 because of the best Guide and driver, who went over and beyond our expectations to make the trip a memorable one. From visiting the Temples, enjoying Food, riding on the Nile, carriage ride, sugar cane store and spice shop, etc. There’s so much to explore after the temples and it all depends on having the right driver and guide. Thank you Gada and Eslam. SalamMy partner will write her own review.