Posts by Mara

  • Hi there!

    Why is Mara always changing things?

    I get asked this question quite a lot “Why are you changing it?”  First of all, life is always changing, isn’t it?  Just when I think I have got what I offer as good as is possible, another new idea […]

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  • Mara's group tour - outside Abdeen Palace, amazing museum

    ABDEEN PALACE

    Palaces – I love Palaces!  If you grew up listening to Cinderella, Snow White and graduated to historical novels as I did, then they conjure up romance, mystery and images of the good life for you too. I waited and […]

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  • "Warmer"

    Islamic Museum of Art

    The “Islamic Museum of Art” is a much too limiting name for this outstanding museum in my opinion.  When I first visited it, I could not believe I had lived in Egypt for over 8 years and had never heard […]

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  • TripAdvisor – lesson in stupidity

    TripAdvisor – lesson in stupidity

    Following up on my TripAdvisor saga.  Just another example to illustrate how they don’t appear to either read/comprehend what they are doing regarding reviews nor have an internal owner account filing system to track what they do to us. This […]

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  • Hi there!

    Review Information for Mara House

    Yes, some might say “she is cutting off her nose to spite her face”  and some may say “good for her, she’s standing on her principles” and some may answer “Principles don’t put food in your belly”.  Whatever, I am […]

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  • Dispute with TripAdvisor

    Dispute with TripAdvisor

    The purpose of this post is to record these events and facts to do with our ranking on TripAdvisor.  I try to be a positive person, always looking for the silver lining behind the cloud and encouraging everyone else to […]

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  • December is Selling out FAST – EGYPT

    I say this every year and every year there are some people still disappointed.  December, especially the two weeks either side of Christmas Day 25 Dec are the busiest days of the entire year in Egypt. If you are hoping […]

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  • 200 Le Note Egyptian currency

    What is the Best Currency to Take to Egypt?

    The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE).  Don’t change your money before you come to Egypt.  You will get a better rate for your dollars etc in Egypt.  Euros, dollars and sterling notes are accepted.  However, your money […]

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