Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Egypt 2010 (Part 4 - Abydos And Dendera) Slideshow & Video

A Facebook friend used Trip Wow to created this great video of Abydos and Dendera. Egypt 2010 (Part 4 - Abydos And Dendera) Slideshow & Video: "TripAdvisor™ TripWow ★ Egypt 2010 (Part 4 - Abydos And Dendera) Slideshow ★ to Naj‘ Abū Ḑāḩī (near Luxor), Dendera (near Al Karnak) and Cairo. Stunning free travel slideshows on TripAdvisor"

Monday, June 27, 2011

Photos from Middle Egypt

Middle Egypt Trip Slideshow: Jane’s trip from Luxor, Nile River Valley, Egypt to 4 cities Kharga, Al Minya, Sohag and Asyūţ (near Asyut) was created by TripAdvisor. See another Egypt slideshow. Create your own stunning free slideshow from your travel photos.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hidden Luxor e-book, video lectures and now a holiday

With the launch of her study tour of Luxor, Egypt, Jane Akshar has completed her Hidden Luxor trio.

Jane explains
“Luxor is so often offered as a day trip or at best three days and yet there is so much here that people just don’t get a chance to see. Leaving aside local trips like camels and donkeys or fishing and sailing, there are 24 ticketed sites in Luxor, how can you do that in a day. I want to introduce people to Hidden Luxor.”

Her offerings are quite varied, an e-book guide, a series of lectures about the sites & the history and finally a week long study course. Her credentials are impeccable, a lifelong love of all things Egyptological, studying Egyptology with Manchester University, a resident of Luxor for 8 years and a visitor for 32 years she knows what she is talking about. She loves her adoptive homeland and wants to benefit the locals.

Although she conducts the lectures, the site visitors are done with local guides, reflecting her commitment to providing employment to local residents. All the revenue supports her tourism business during the downturn post revolution.

• Hidden Luxor the e-book guide to the various sites in Luxor
• Hidden Luxor the video series, is a set of lectures about the sites with historical background and latest excavation knowledge.
• Hidden Luxor the holiday is a week long Egyptology Extravaganza of daily lectures and sites visit.

They all on the website

Saturday, June 18, 2011

1 independent review for Luxor holiday apartments, Egypt

This client booked through Responsible Travel and here is there review. 1 independent review for Luxor holiday apartments, Egypt: "Jeremy Martineau review 4 star rating
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Meeting local people, being invited to their homes and seeing the country as they see it and not just as a tourist.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Win the trust of local people, who can be genuinely friendly.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, I know I put a significant amount in to the local economy through individual payments to local people, for services rendered.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fantastic trip, which I have waited 50 years to do.

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Back to the Middle East: Egypt needs your holiday money | Travel | The Guardian

Back to the Middle East: Egypt needs your holiday money | Travel | The Guardian: "So, if tour operators won't run, do it yourself. It's really easy. And your money will go further, and more directly to the people who work for it. Book on Egyptair. Find hotels on the net and contact them. Everybody's offering deals.

And, truthfully, many people in the industry were fed up with the big tour operators. Yes, they provide work for their core employees, but the package tours have meant that the businesses that have traditionally provided peripheral services for the tourists: restaurants, taxis, calèche drivers, shops and small factories have been squeezed almost out of existence. Let's find a new form of tourism, where visitors engage with the country, make their own choices and spread their money – and locals meet them halfway.

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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Egypt holidays: Back to the Nile and the Valley Of The Kings before the crowds get there | Mail Online

I managed to get a comment on this article support my beloved west bank. Could you all 'Like' the comment on that Daily Mail page which will keep the comment at the top and help all west bank people. Egypt holidays: Back to the Nile and the Valley Of The Kings before the crowds get there | Mail Online: "Great review of Egypt and I would say to everyone if you want Egyptian democracy please support Egypt by visiting. This review talks about the high end but there are plenty of small family run hotels and self catering apartments, try the West Bank in Luxor.

- Jane Akshar, Luxor, Egypt, 05/6/2011 09:30

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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Latest Trip Advisor Review for Flats in LuxorLuxor, Luxor, Egypt - TripAdvisor

Really nice review from a recent guest. Loved the place - definitely going back ! - Review of Flats in Luxor, Luxor, Egypt - TripAdvisor: "Stayed for 2 weeks at the property - part business, but mostly pleasure. Wonderful building with great facilities (and wonderful staff). It is situated with a lovely view of the mountains, and you get to see an amazing sunset - worth climbing the stairs to the roof for. Only a 5-10 minute walk to the ferry to cross the nile, with only a very rare `Camel ride ?' offer from the locals...

Jane herself is an amazing character, with so much local knowledge and also so much specialist knowledge on all things Ancient Egypt. Nothing was too much trouble and she organised some trips which I will remember for the rest of my life - Hot air ballooning at sunrise over the Nile, Quad biking into the desert, etc. Awesome !

This is the real Egypt, in a really great way ! So go for it....
Room Tip: The ground floor is best for the pool !

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