Teresa and Barbka Clark are two English sisters who have been living in Luxor for six years now. They are so fond of Luxor that they will not be leaving for England and they wish for Luxor to be their final resting place, according to them. “We first came to Luxor in 1992 and we were taken by its beauty and when we returned home we decided that we will head back to Luxor which we did and we never left since then.” said Teresa.
Barbka told Luxor Baladna that they want to learn Arabic but that it is quite difficult for them to muster. She also added that they both work in tourism; however, the business has been much slower since the revolution as there are not a lot of tourists in Luxor now. “We could have gone home after the revolution especially with our business coming to a halt but it was too hard for us to leave this place and its kind people behind, despite the fact that we have families and friends back home.”
They pointed out that despite witnessing both revolutions of January 25 and June 30, they have felt nothing but safe in Luxor and that they have been treated kindly by their generous neighbors. The sisters sent a message to their friends and family in England that the media exaggerates concerning the unrest in Egypt; quibbling over the ugly side of the current status and presenting a very pessimistic image when in fact Luxor is safe and ready to receive tourists from all corners of the world.