Author Archives | Kerrie OMahony

About Kerrie OMahony

Kerrie O'Mahony always has an eagle eye out for the next hot thing to do. When not traveling through Europe she is dreaming of her ultimate holiday experience which is trekking the mountains of Uganda for a rare meeting with the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Having survived London's Heathrow airport at the start of a gulf war, a near death experience at the hands of a local Roman driver and too many big nights out in Spain, Kerrie proudly considers herself a tourist and not a traveler. Despite her passion for European travel her heart is, and always will be, in Australia with her favorite place on earth being Port Douglas.

Commemorating ANZAC Day in Turkey and Australia

State War Memorial in Kings Park, Perth, Australia

The UK has Remembrance Day, the US has Memorial Day and Down Under we have ANZAC Day. Every child in Australia and New Zealand knows December 25 is Christmas Day, and April 25 is ANZAC Day. During our time at school, we learn about the day when Australia truly grew up and became a real […]

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April 22, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Travel Tips for Egypt

If you are traveling to Egypt in the future, I hope these little tips help you feel more comfortable about the wonderful experience you are going to have, and for the record, I may have said no at the Alabaster Factory but there were so many nice things I had to ask my guide to […]

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April 3, 2012 by | 40 Comments

A Simple Lesson in Australian History

I’m ashamed to admit I know only the bare essentials of Australian history – Captain Cook found us and decided to stick around, Ned Kelly ran around the country with a tin on his head, the ANZACs did us proud in WWI and a cyclone wiped out Darwin on Christmas Day in 1974 (I admit […]

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May 7, 2008 by | 3 Comments

Happy Coptic Christmas

To my Christian friends in Egypt – Happy Christmas to you! The majority of Christians in Egypt belong to the Coptic Orthodox church, one of the oldest denominations of the Christian faith, and they celebrate Christmas on January 7. Celebrations begin on the evening of January 6 when families attend large church services which run […]

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January 5, 2008 by | 2 Comments

My husband the Egyptian god…

From the moment he discovered there is an Egyptian god called Amun-Ra, my husband Eamonn pronounced himself a god. The fact he is not an Egyptian living 4,000 years ago in the time of Pharoahs and Pyramids seems to be of little, if any relevance. The obvious spelling difference between Amun and Eamonn deemed unimportant, […]

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January 1, 2008 by | 2 Comments

Nile River Cruise – Cruising Egyptian style

In my non-stop quest to make Viator the one-stop source of information for travel to Egypt…   My husband and I are not what we would call ‘cruise’ people. We have never done an extended cruise and have never been inclined to do so. When planning our trip to Egypt it became apparent early on […]

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December 5, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Abu Simbel Tours & Travel Tips

When you do your checklist of things to see and do in Egypt, there’s one pretty amazing place that better be on it. Of course you will see the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, check out King Tutankhamun’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and walk amongst kings at Luxor’s Valley of the Kings, […]

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November 7, 2007 by | Comments Off on Abu Simbel Tours & Travel Tips

Temple Fatigue vs. Awesome Guide in Egypt

Temple fatigue – it happens in Egypt, it happens in Asia and it happens in Europe, only there it’s called church fatigue. Basically, there are only so many ancient/old sites you can see before they all look the same. On my recent trip to Egypt this phenomenon threatened to take over the vacation with no […]

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November 2, 2007 by | Comments Off on Temple Fatigue vs. Awesome Guide in Egypt

Aswan – My New Favorite City

Flying from Cairo to Aswan you get a sense of the size of Egypt, mile after mile of sandy desert interspersed with the odd abandoned building and the occasional siting of the green belt along the Nile River. As far as the eye can see it’s nothing but orange sands and blue sky. On arrival […]

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October 25, 2007 by | Comments Off on Aswan – My New Favorite City

My Favorite Temple in Egypt

Our trusty taxi! There are many, many temples to be seen as you travel along the Nile River through Upper Egypt, some well known and often visited, others sitting lonely on the banks with few if any visitors. Obviously you have the biggies like Luxor’s Karnak and Hatchepsut, and Aswan‘s famous Philae Temple, but when […]

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October 23, 2007 by | Comments Off on My Favorite Temple in Egypt