Post Tagged with: "tours in Cairo"

  • One of many beautiful lamps

    Ibn Tulun Mosque & Noah’s Ark

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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 Ibn Tulun Mosque is said to have been built on Gebel Yashkur (the Hill of Thanksgiving) by Ibn Tulun because it was here that Noah’s Ark came to rest as the flood waters receded and it was here that […]

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  • King of the Djinns (Geniis)

    King of the Djinns (Geniis)

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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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    According to legend, Beit al-Kreitlia is home to Sultan al-Watawit (Watawit means bat) – King of the Djins and his seven daughters who sleep peacefully in golden beds at the bottom of a magic well in the corner of the […]

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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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  • 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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  • Agha Saleem – his foolish wife and lost treasure

    Agha Saleem – his foolish wife and lost treasure

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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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    Beit Al-Kreitlia, as with all houses of the wealthy and governing families had quarters known as the Hareem where the ladies of the house could relax safely from strangers’ eyes. Agha Saleem’s Secret Treasure Trove The ‘hareem’ at Beit Al-Kreitlia […]

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  • The Benevolent Serpent of Beit Al-Kreitlia

    The Benevolent Serpent of Beit Al-Kreitlia

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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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    Before the Kretlis family owned the house it was owned by a man named Hagg Mohammed.  In those days there lived in the house a benevolent serpent by the name of Anon – she protected the house by preventing other […]

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  • Major Gayer Anderson

    Citadel, Islamic Cairo, Coptic Cairo, Gayer Anderson House (Egypt Group Tour – Day 9)

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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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    Busy, busy day today – I had to make 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 […]

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  • Face of True Love

    Face of True Love

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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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    Many countries around the world have stories of water wells in which believers can see the face of their true love.  Cairo also has such a well and it is at Beit Al-Kreitlia – the Gayer Anderson House.  This famous […]

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