Luxor's most refined cuisine...
Complementing its beautiful setting and excellent service, the restaurant at Al Moudira Hotel serves the most refined cuisine in Luxor. The menu is a mix of well-executed local and continental dishes served with some surprisingly decent local wines. Although the clientele is mostly hotel guests, the restaurant is open to others (by reservation). The restaurant serves three meals a day with lunch typically eaten by the swimming pool. The drawback for people not staying at the hotel is its distance from Luxor, as one would need to arrange for two way transportation, particularly for dinner. It will be well-worth it.
The Children of Luxor
On our second morning in Luxor, while waiting for our car and driver to accompany us to the necropolis of Thebes, we stepped out of Hotel al-Moudira in the warm rays of the sun. To our surprise, we were happily greeted by a group of five beautiful Egyptian children playing together on the edge of the farm; one girl and four boys, seen in the attached photograph. Shoeless and possessing very little, they seemed the happiest children on Earth. They were keen to practise the few English words in their nascent vocabulary: "hello mister," they shouted, and were most delighted to be photographed. Ahmed, the little smiling one in the middle, was accompanied by his brother to his right and three cousins, whose names I forget. After showing them their picture on the display screen of the digital camera, we gave them a small bag of nuts we had purchased a day earlier. The gift clearly made their day, but our brief interaction with them was the highlight of our trip to Luxor.