Post Tagged with: "Egypt"

  • Famous by Birth – Mohamed Ali Dynasty – Egypt

    Famous by Birth – Mohamed Ali Dynasty – Egypt

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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... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    We are born, we live, we die.  So what?  The first we have little control over.  The second we are supposed to, and to varying degrees have some control over it.  The last one, we once again have little or […]

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  • My Favourite Books on Egypt

    My Favourite Books on Egypt

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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... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    I am often asked to recommend books on Egypt and especially if I have told a story to someone – they want to know more.  Here are a few to get started on. “Initiation”  –  This is an extraordinary book.  […]

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  • What is the real cost of my Egyptian holiday?

    What am I REALLY going to pay for my Egyptian Holiday?

    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... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    “What am I REALLY going to pay for my Egyptian Holiday?”   This question is worth paying a good deal of attention to. “Am I going to pay the quoted price?” or “Is that just the starting price?” I’m writing this […]

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    Tipping in Egypt

    Putting the tipping in Egypt into perspective – when to tip, whom to tip and how much to tip

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  • Shajar Al-Durr – Sultana of Egypt

    Shajar Al-Durr – Sultana of Egypt

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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... 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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  • Transport in Luxor

    How to get around Luxor, hire fixed price taxis and calesh. 4 things to remember when hiring a taxi in Luxor

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  • Check my Travel Guide for answers to many more questions.

    How Many Days in 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... Hope you find my travel info helpful -//.. Mara
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    The question I am most asked by guests planning a visit to Egypt is “How many days do I need in Luxor?”  The answer is that it all depends on your level of interest in the temples, tombs, museums, daily […]

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  • Extending Your Stay in Egypt

    How to extend your entry visa past it’s expiry date in Luxor and Cairo, Egypt

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