As the days count down to my holiday to Luxor, I start looking at the thermometer. It’s 5C here; in Luxor today it’s 25C.
Of course one joy of going on holiday is time off the internet, and time to read books. Probably we should avoid scholarly reading. Last year I took a volume of Graf’s Geschichte der christlichen arabischen Literatur with me, but never read a line. Holidays are for a break. This year I’m taking guidebooks, and (if Amazon deliver them in time) novels.
I’ve not decided whether to do any sight-seeing, although I probably will. Ancient Egypt is good; but what about Coptic Egypt? Is there anything to see in this region?