Post Tagged with: "Cairo"

  • Latest Measures in the fight against COVID-19 in Egypt.

    Latest Measures in the fight against COVID-19 in Egypt.

    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... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    The Prime Minister at a press conference in the council of ministers decides: Starting tomorrow Wednesday. (this is a google translation so I don’t understand some of it) Ban the movement of citizens all over the republic or move on […]

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  • Slow Travel in Egypt – good idea or not?

    Slow Travel in Egypt – good idea or not?

    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... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    Slow Travel is a phrase that was new to me until recently One thing many solo travelers say to me early in our correspondences re trips is “I don’t want to spend my time rushing around from temple to temple, […]

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  • Winter Weather in Egypt

    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... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    I was just going to send a quick email to the guests booked into Mara House from now (mid-Dec) to the end of January.  But then I decided to just write a post on it. When we think of Egypt […]

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  • “The Treasure” – Egyptian Film

    “The Treasure” – Egyptian Film

    A film to get the imagination going, especially if you are thinking of visiting Egypt.

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  • Shajar Al-Durr – Sultana of Egypt

    Shajar Al-Durr – Sultana of Egypt

    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... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    Halfway up Al-Muezz St. in the medieval part of Old Cairo stands the impressive complex of Qalawun.  Across the road from Qalawun complex is the mausoleum which houses the body of As-Salih Nagm Al-din Ayyub.  His grandfather was brother to […]

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

    ABDEEN PALACE, CAIRO

    Abdeen Palace in Cairo has an amazing display of gifts given to the Kings and Presidents of Egypt as well as A LOT of unusual items such as the smallest handgun in the world. Must Visit!

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  • "Warmer"

    Islamic Museum of Art

    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... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    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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  • Abdeen Palace, Medieval Cairo, (Egypt Group Tour – Day 11)

    Abdeen Palace, Medieval Cairo, (Egypt Group Tour – Day 11)

    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... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    Abdeen Palace Our last day 🙁  Abdeen was late opening (but at least it was open!) which threw out our schedule a little and our restaurant insisted we eat at 12 noon because they had a big group arriving so […]

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