Diary of a Tour, Mara

  • Egypt Group Trip – Day 4 – Abydos and Dendera

    Egypt Group Trip – Day 4 – Abydos and Dendera

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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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    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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  • Hypostyle Hall - 2018

    Egypt Group Trip – Day 3 – Karnak Luxor

    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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    A later start this morning and we left at 10am for Luxor Temple, known to many as Schwaller de Lubicz “Temple in Man”.  Schwaller with his wife and niece spent 15 years studing, analysing and recording the measurements and contents […]

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  • Egypt Group Trip – Day 2 – Feb 2018

    Egypt Group Trip – Day 2 – Feb 2018

    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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    Where to start.. ?  What an eventful and fun day, but you would probably have to have been here to appreciate the fun, laughter, synchronicity and miraculous day we had (well, at least I did and I think the group […]

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  • Group Trip Egypt Feb 2018

    Group Trip Egypt Feb 2018

    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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    Day 1 – New friend Barbara – Steigenberger Hotel and our newly-weds Every time I lead a group through Egypt I arrive super charged, ready to go and determined to write a daily blog on the trip.  If you have […]

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  • loved the beetroot!

    Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan – Food!!!

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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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    What kind of food will I eat in Egypt?  Serious question if you are going to be there for any length of time.  18 years ago I went on my first Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan with 25 other […]

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  • Falling in Love Again – (with Egypt)

    Falling in Love Again – (with Egypt)

    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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    Not having slept on the plane I expected to fall into bed and go unconscious on arrival at my hotel around 3am.  Not a hope – spent most of the night talking with my travelling companion and feeling more awake […]

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