Country: Egypt

Ibrahim, Lev's guide in Luxor

Luxor is a city of contrast; while the centre is a bustling hubbub, swarming with tradesmen and traffic jams, you don’t have to travel far before you are transported back to the majestic tranquillity of the pharaonic era.

Nestled in the city centre we visited the remains of the ancient temple of Karnak and also managed to see the Avenue of Sphinxes. It is not hard to see why people call this world's largest open-air museum; they are magnificent.

Sadly I didn't explore this mesmerising place in its entirety but have vowed to return one day to do so.