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Jane Akshar

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I have extensive knowledge of tourism in Egypt, specifically Luxor, and Egyptology in general. I can answer questions on travel, hotels, restaurants as well as about the sites and dealing with the locals. I can tell recommend deserted sites where you are the only tourist, local guides who will take you walking over the hills, reliable drivers, taxis, donkey and camel men, sailing and motor boat captains. I can answer questions on Egyptology as I have been involved with Egyptology for over 40 years and have contacts in the Antiquities department and with many of the Archaeological teams in Luxor.

Experience in the area

I have been coming to Egypt as a tourist since 1979 and moved to live in Luxor in 2003. I love to help people fall in love with Egypt. I guide guests around the sites in Luxor and run a small tourism business renting flats (apartments) to tourists. I write regular feature articles for Tour Egypt and run a News Blog on Luxor. I an studying Egyptology with Manchester University

Organizations

AEITB "Association of Egyptian Travel Businesses on the Internet" PCG Professional Contractors Group

Publications

Author of 7 publications including Hidden Luxor available on Amazon Blog http://luxor-news.blogspot.com/ Conde Nesta Traveller, Boston Globe, Travel Extra, Tour Egypt, Archaeological Diggings Magazine, The Cultured Traveller, Egyptian Cultural Heritage Organisation (ECHO), The Undoctored Past

Education/Credentials

Certificate in Continuing Education in Egyptology, University of Manchester

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I would like to continue studying to PHD level


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Recent Answers from Jane Akshar

2016-01-26 Visa .:

You do not say what visa you got and whether you had it extended.     A normal, on arrival, visitors visa entitles you for one stay of one month.     Any variation you need to check with the embassy if

2015-10-08 Me again: 3 musicians painting:

I did answer previously    The height of the three musicians has been reduced in order to provide space for <b> <u> provisions for the musicians and guests (or perhaps they are further offerings for Nakht

2015-10-08 Painting:

I suspect you mean this painting http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/d9d9dcea910f487692377ad3ba0fb3c3/female-musicians-from which is very famous. It is from

2014-03-31 American woman in love with Egyptian man:

Sorry but that is not acceptable, he is treating you as though you are a dirty little secret and you will be forever a dirty little secret. Under Islam a marriage should be publicly declared. That is why

2014-01-14 Tutanchamon:

In my opinion it is good. Nowadays replicas are indistinguishable from the original, if you read the story of how this was created it is VERY high quality. The original was suffering from visitor numbers

 

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