Diary of a Tour, Mara

  • Egypt Group Trip – Day 11

    Egypt Group Trip – Day 11

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    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me and Mara House is NOT bookable via TripAdvisor nor any other online hotel website.Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    Abdeen Palace Our last day 🙁  Abdeen was late opening which threw out our schedule a little and our restaurant insisted we eat at 12 noon because they had a big group arriving so that threw us also but we […]

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  • Egypt Group Trip – Day 10

    Egypt Group Trip – Day 10

    Mara

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me and Mara House is NOT bookable via TripAdvisor nor any other online hotel website.Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    First stop this morning was Garbage City and the Cave Church at Moquattam Hills. Next stop was supposed to be Abdeen Palace but it was closed…what to do?  Well, we are good at dealing with changes here in Egypt so […]

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    Egypt Group Trip – Day 9

    Mara

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me and Mara House is NOT bookable via TripAdvisor nor any other online hotel website.Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    Busy, busy day today – I made a last minute change of plan and everyone ended up without lunch and starving.  My poor guests had to do with crisps, molto roll and juice for a very, very late lunch…so sorry! […]

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  • Egypt Group Trip – Day 8

    Egypt Group Trip – Day 8

    Mara

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me and Mara House is NOT bookable via TripAdvisor nor any other online hotel website.Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    We had planned to fly Aswan to Cairo this morning, check into the Steigenberger El Tahrir again and have a relaxing day until time for the Sufi dance this evening. But we are always ready to change plans and go […]

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  • Egypt Group Trip – Day 7 – Abu Simbel – Nubian Village – Philae

    Egypt Group Trip – Day 7 – Abu Simbel – Nubian Village – Philae

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    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me and Mara House is NOT bookable via TripAdvisor nor any other online hotel website.Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    Up bright and early this morning some of the group went to Abu Simbel by plane, while some (me included) went further south on the Nile to visit a Nubian Village.    Both groups then reunited after lunch to go […]

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  • Egypt Group Trip – Day 6 – Edfu and Kom Ombo

    Egypt Group Trip – Day 6 – Edfu and Kom Ombo

    Mara

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me and Mara House is NOT bookable via TripAdvisor nor any other online hotel website.Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    Late last night our cruise boat arrived in Edfu.  The Temple here is home to the falcon headed god, Horus, while his wife the goddess Hathor resides in Dendera.  Once a year the statue of Hathor was brought by boat […]

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  • Egypt Group Trip – Day 5 – West Bank of Luxor

    Egypt Group Trip – Day 5 – West Bank of Luxor

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    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me and Mara House is NOT bookable via TripAdvisor nor any other online hotel website.Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    Last night after Abydos and Dendera we checked into our Cruise Boat on the Nile.  We had an early start this morning – lots to see!  Apologies that the blogs are not that exciting – the fact is all we […]

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  • Egypt Group Trip – Day 4 – Abydos and Dendera

    Egypt Group Trip – Day 4 – Abydos and Dendera

    Mara

    Hi, I'm from Ireland and I built Mara House, a small, family run, unique boutique hotel in Luxor in 2003.....My promise is to deliver quality service, traditional food, comfort, enjoyable experiences, up-front pricing, no hidden extras.....PLUS I answer all your emails personally..... I provide professional, qualified tour guides who do NOT divert you to shops, restaurants etc. for commission.....We are best suited to people who like to be taken care of from airport entry to airport departure, people who want to avoid hassle, scams and tourist traps.....You deal directly with me and Mara House is NOT bookable via TripAdvisor nor any other online hotel website.Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    Today the group checked out of the Sonesta St. George and went to Abydos and Dendera, my favourite temples. ABYDOS  is one of my two most favourite temples in all of Egypt (other one being Dendera).   I like to think […]

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