Posts by Mara

  • Where are all the manhole covers gone?

    Where are all the manhole covers gone?

    The number one prized objective of thieves in Luxor these days appears to be the humble manhole cover. Of course with the high price of metals of all kinds now that might not seem so surprising to many. However, when […]

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  • Kudos to Egypt Air

    Kudos to Egypt Air

    I believe in giving credit where credit is due so here I am giving Kudos (praise for exceptional achievement) to the Manager of the check-in area at Luxor Airport and special thanks to the other lovely, helpful people that came […]

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  • The Puzzle that is Egypt

    Not only is Ancient Egypt still presenting the world with an unending supply of hitherto unsolved mysteries – modern Egypt is also presenting it’s mysteries and puzzles.  If what happened in Egypt in 2011 and the ongoing effects of the […]

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  • Dahab, Egypt – Chill out with happy people!!

    Dahab in Egypt – wouldn’t you love to chill out with these happy people?    

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  • Mara’s Tech Doc!!

    I’m pretty good with computers, technology etc. and have spent hours upon (sometimes frustrated) hours fixing computer and internet problems…until one day I met a great guy called Ehab Edward.  I call him the ‘Tech Doc’ and never again will […]

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  • Behind the Scenes – Luxor is Dying

    2014 – In the streets behind and away from the East Bank of Egypt’s famous Nile River and the strip where the 5 star hotels are located – Luxor is dying.  It is no wonder that people speak nostalgically about […]

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  • Have you Egyptian DNA?

    Why do so many people dream of going to Egypt?  Why do we feel the ‘pull’?  You know, when you think about it -the answer is rather obvious.  We all came ‘Out of Africa’. Not so long ago, a friend […]

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  • Hunger Strike at Luxor Winter Palace!

    Hunger Strike at Luxor Winter Palace!

    LATEST NEWS: 1.  Following allegations that ALL striking staff members at the Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor are part of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood – 10 employees were taken away by Police for questioning yesterday…..unique way to deal with striking […]

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