A blog, really ?A blog, really ?

My name is Michel Mosser, I’m Belgian, 33 years old, and I’m the manager of the Eskaleh Ecolodge.

When I planned the new website of the Eskaleh, I had a pretty clear imagine of what I wanted. Online booking (coming soon), explainations on the Nubian culture, pictures gallery… but a blog wasn’t part of this plan.

Now that I’ve been here for several weeks, I realize there’s so much to tell.

Because Abu Simbel is so far from everything, because the Temples are lost in time, because the village is rapidly growing, and because the story of the Eskaleh Ecolodge is so much more than just a hotel and a restaurant. It is about making this place as sustainable as possible, it is about the Nubian people, it is about the (pretty) big picture : Mr. Fikri’s dream, the creation of a living museum of the Nubian culture.My name is Michel Mosser, I’m Belgian, 33 years old, and I’m the manager of the Eskaleh Ecolodge.

When I planned the new website of the Eskaleh, I had a pretty clear imagine of what I wanted. Online booking (coming soon), explainations on the Nubian culture, pictures gallery… but a blog wasn’t part of this plan.

Now that I’ve been here for several weeks, I realize there’s so much to tell.

Because Abu Simbel is so far from everything, because the Temples are lost in time, because the village is rapidly growing, and because the story of the Eskaleh Ecolodge is so much more than just a hotel and a restaurant. It is about making this place as sustainable as possible, it is about the Nubian people, it is about the (pretty) big picture : Mr. Fikri’s dream, the creation of a living museum of the Nubian culture.

How to manage a hotel in one of the remotest and most famous places of the World ; how to make it green, when this is not yet in the local culture ; how to develop tourism on a site which is usualy considered worth a 6 hours drive, but only for a 2 hours visit on site ; how to develop the local economy in order to make it less dependant on tourism ?

These are some of the questions I’m facing. I’ll try to find some solutions. And I’ll try to share those with you. Hope you’ll like it, and in the end, that you’ll pay us, Ekaleh’s Ecolodge and Ramesses’ Temples, a wonderful visit !

How to manage a hotel in one of the remotest and most famous places of the World ; how to make it green, when this is not yet in the local culture ; how to develop tourism on a site which is usualy considered worth a 6 hours drive, but only for a 2 hours visit on site ; how to develop the local economy in order to make it less dependant on tourism ?

These are some of the questions I’m facing. I’ll try to find some solutions. And I’ll try to share those with you. Hope you’ll like it, and in the end, that you’ll pay us, Ekaleh’s Ecolodge and Ramesses’ Temples, a wonderful visit !

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