El-Shora, a guide in Egypt...
Egypt is not generally the type of place I might feel comfortable
traveling alone, I did so in May 2007 with a fabulous guide
named Hamdi El-Shora. Hamdi is a young Egyptian man who speaks
wonderful English and guides singles or groups to locations
around Egypt. He, a driver named Hamed, and I traveled to
the remote western oasis of Siwa for four days. Hamdi arranged
for my travel and lodging as well as showing me the sights
and being my translator. He was very conscientious and respectful,
and I never felt uncomfortable, even when we went on a 4x4
trip to the Great Sand Sea in the middle of a sandstorm! He
also threw in little things to make my trip more memorable
including a Berber BBQ on our last night in Siwa. I will admit
to being nervous about traveling on my own in Egypt, but Hamdi
put me at total ease. I highly recommend him as a guide. His
company is called Adventure in Egypt, and Hamdi can be reached
Rebekah, Little Rock, USA
Al Bouz, a guide in Jordan...
traveling pal and I (two 50-something women) would like to
recommend Bassam Al Bouz as a driver and guide. We were allocated
Bouz through the Hertz desk at the Movenpick Resort and Spa
Dead Sea in Amman. Bouz was full of interesting information
including the history of the places we saw, knew all the best
places to stop and went out of his way to make sure we saw
the real Jordan. Even on the way to the airport he went off
the highway to a side road so we could see the olive groves
and grapevines. We think he did a good job. You can contact
Bassam Al Bouz in Jordan, tel:+962797206028, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeny, Wellington, New Zealand
El-Hamid, a guide in Luxor, Egypt...
you are going to Luxor, Egypt I can highly recommend the guide
that my friends and I used there. We travelled in a party
of 4 (3 of us women), and had guides in each city we visted.
However, the guide we had in Luxor stood head and shoulders
above the rest. His English was excellent, and the tours we
had were informative and well-paced. But even beyond our day
tours, he was tireless in making sure that we found everything
to our liking in Luxor. even taking us to buy some wine, when
we discovered the hotel did not serve any. All around a very
helpful, friendly and fair guide. His name is Mohamed El-Hamid
and his email is email@example.com.
Jillene in the USA
Gideon Har-Hermon, a guide in Israel...
Gideon is the terrific guide who made my life so easy during the 9 days I was in the Holy Land. He drives a 7-seat Mercedes Van Limo (so comfortable) and boy does he know his country, its people, religions, history, etc. Other folks he has guided are Claire Danes (Golden Globe's award for Best Actress), J. Tanner, US NASA Astronaut, and Goggle's Sergei Brin. Gideon not only gave me great info and took me to wonderful little restaurants, he also introduced me to lots of folks I never would have met without his help. Thank you, Gideon!
Evelyn, Toronto, Canada
Lavine, a guide in Israel...
just recently returned from a four day tour of the Holy Land
out of Jerusalem with licensed Tour Guide, Madeleine Lavine.
I went with two other female friends and I found Madeleine
to be extremely knowledgeable, professional, prompt, flexible
and personable. Due to our limited time in the area, we were
unsure if we could fit in all the sites and activities that
we hoped to, but Madeleine was able to meet and exceed our
expectations on the tour. Her command of both English and
Hebrew was extremely beneficial for us as we traveled to multiple
towns and regions. I would highly recommend Madeleine Lavine
to any female planning a trip to Israel. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela, San Jose, USA
a guide in Hong Kong...
you are looking for a Hong Kong guide for business or pleasure,
I am delighted to pass along the name of Jeannie Hau. She
served as my guide when I researched GirlTalk Hong Kong and
she was fabulous (many of her personal tips are included in
our guide). Jeannie knows everything there is to know about
Hong Kong, she's especially pleasant to be with and will make
your assignment or sightseeing very much easier. For rates
and further information contact her at: email@example.com
Hannon, Toronto, Canada
a great guide in Guilin, China...
like your readers to know that I found a great guide in the
Guilin/Yangshuo (Li River area). Lee is terrific and she will
take you anywhere you want and really personalize your tour.
Her English is good and she will go that extra mile for you.
She did for me, bringing my leather jacket to me after I left
it in the hotel. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trysh, Tianjin, China
great guide in Cambodia...
like to recommend Mr. Brem Sopheap a guide I hired in Cambodia.
He is outstanding and his driver Sohka was also outstanding.
Brem speaks English well and is steeped with knowledge on
Cambodia -- history, war, angkor wat, etc. There is much poverty
in Cambodia and to be a guide takes much study. Brem now works
for a tour company but is hoping to establish his own business
and is quite willling to work for individuals. He will also
pick up at airport, hotels, etc. This man and his driver were
the kindest, gentlest, most helpful of all the guides I have
ever met. Brem's email address: email@example.com
Melanie, Albuquerque, USA
a great guide in Oaxaca, Mexico...
just returned from Oaxaca, Mexico, a magical city rich in
culture and art. For years Oaxaca has been an annual destination
for me, my sister and other women friends. Our visits to Mexico
have always been greatly enriched by a very kind and knowledgeable
young English-speaking guide who has now opened his own travel
agency. I highly recommend Eloy Gutierrez Cruz whose office
in the town center is
on the 5 de Mayo No.101-B. He can be reached at tel: (01-951)
516-8687 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you like him as much as we do.
Wallace, Tucson, USA
a guide Camino to Santiago de Compostela...
May, three other women and I walked 115 km. of the Camino
to Santiago de Compostela, something that had interested us
for a long time. We didn't know if we were up to it (age range
59-70). We searched
the internet and found tour groups walking what we thought
were too long days, and some walks were very pricey. Then
we found a young Australian man named Garry Budin who will
design your Camino. Gary made all our accommodation reservations
at very reasonable prices, and had our major luggage transferred
each day so that we could walk with day packs only. He also
gave us his service as guide and provided transportation for
a few days sightseeing in the area prior to dropping us off
at Sarria from where we walked days that ranged from 10 km
to 24 km. That last day was long but we were got yo our hotel
before 3 pm. It was a great experience, and a very pleasant
peaceful one where we had nothing to do after breakfast, but
walk and walk and walk. The countryside was beautiful in May
with heather and gorse in bloom and we had no rain! Any descriptions
we had read led us to believe we were facing difficult terrain,
and a somewhat bleak scenario. On the contrary with all the
people who walk it in May, we had interesting encounters and
enough company to dispell any fear about safety. If you've
thought of the Camino, contact Garry@spanishadventures.com.
Barbara, Toronto, Canada
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