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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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  • Email Glitch

    Email Glitch

    There appears to have been a couple of glitches in my email over the last few months. If you have emailed me and I have not replied then yours was among the ones I appear not have received at the […]

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  • Tired of being treated badly?

    Tired of being treated badly?

    My heading might not be 100% appropriate but it’s the best I can come up with just now.  I am taking a few days off in a 4 star hotel in the USA.  I’m not going to name the hotel […]

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  • “Tourists Return to Egypt as Prices Fall & Security Improves”

    “Tourists Return to Egypt as Prices Fall & Security Improves”

    Hmmm beware the headline here.   Before reading my opinion please check out the full article Tourists Return to Egypt as Prices Fall & Security Improves Let me deal with the “improved security” bit first – There is no “improved security” […]

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