Photographer's Note

Medinet Habu is the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III. It is less visited than the Temples in Luxor or Karnak. I wanted to see it because the colours on the columns are better preserved than in other temples.
On the last day in Luxor, we had to leave the ship after early lunch. I had my breakfast early. Near the ship there was a ferry station. I went there and I was alone. The guy took me to the other side for 5 dollars. It was too much but I was not sure how much time I needed. On the West bank, I went on foot. But soon the taxi drivers stopped offering the ride. One convinced me that I do not know where to buy the tickets to the temple (away from the temple). OK, 10 dollars.
When I came to the temple. there were no tourists, only the guards and the worker in the place of archaeological research/ It was fantastic to have the temple for me.
I liked the temple very much.

After visiting it, I knew that I had enough time, I had no reason to hurry. And I was wiser. At first, I lost my way a bit but soon I found it. Again the taxi drivers stopped. It was 7 km to the river. Finally, I agreed to go by taxi for 40 LE (Egyptian pounds (2,5 USD)). At the river, I didn't go to the first ferry, I saw another boat with the locals. I went there. I didn't know the price. I knew how to ask (bekam dah?) but I just gave 10 LE note and got 5 LE rest (0,3 USD).
The conclusion: When it is you who dictates the conditions, it is much cheaper. I knew it before but not always it is easy to do. Anyway, I was happy to see the Medinet Habu temple and after it, I even had enough time to go round the Luxor temple during the day.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13510 W: 141 N: 35064] (158156)
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