Gezira El Bairat, Al Ramla
March 9, 2020
Here in the town of Gezira El Bairat, on the west bank of the Nile, the modest El Masala Hotel provides a simple and comfortable guest room with a balcony overlooking the Nile. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Breakfast is served at the open-air rooftop restaurant with a sweeping view of the river and the river traffic.
Kareem, the owner of the hotel, is determined that my week’s stay in Luxor will be both active and restful. He drives me around town. He helps me to book drivers for my tours. Kareem invites me to his home for lunch where I meet his wife and children.