Our transfer to the airport turned out to be a 52 seat coach – just for us. Then a great one hour flight down the Nile to Luxor. A stunning view of the small green strip that is habitable Egypt in the vast desert that surrounds it. You get a real sense of how important the Nile is for the country. Arrived at the Nile Palace Hotel. A bit of a tourist dive but comfortable with a small pool and a range of places to sit by the Nile and watch life go by. Dinner at the local Thai restaurant which was a relief from grilled lamb.