It's great, it's working and there is so much more to see and such a relaxing journey. On the 1st December the Egyptian government banned the convoys which operated between Hurghada and Luxor, Luxor and Aswan and Luxor and Abydos. I never understood how it made tourists safe to gather them all together at exactly the same place and time every single day but that is another story.
It has been fantastic, you leave when you like and stay as long as you like and so many sites that were a pain to get to are now easy and accessible. Abydos that had to be seen in 90 minutes now you can get there early and stay as long as you like.
On the road to Aswan sites like Moalla, Tod and El Kab are now easy to pop in.
It is all working