Bachelor Degree in Archaeology from Cairo University. Masters Degree in History & Archaeology from Cairo University. Egyptian National Guide Diploma.
Arabic, English, Italian, Russian & Spanish.
Egypt, Jordan & Sudan.
Sipping tea at sunrise in front of the Great Pyramid of Cheops. My dream is to sip tea at sunrise on the top of the Great Pyramid Of Cheops!
Since the day I was born I have spent every day immersed in the history of my country. The great Egyptian pyramids felt like my backyard and the temples were my playground. My passion today is to show these wonders to the rest of the world. My decision to become a tour guide and tour leader came about through my desire to meet other people and learn about the rest of the world whilst teaching them about mine. I love my job and I love Egypt !
Shortly after James finished his BA in Psychology and English Language he developed a passion for gardening which led to further studies in Horticulture and then Botany as a lab assistant. He frequently uses the world as his classroom to learn about ancient civilizations, geography, ecology, and history as he travels.
English with lots of practice using nonverbal communication and gestures to charade his way through the rest of the world.
40+ countries across 5 Continents (and counting!)
Throughout the Mediterranean region, including everything from Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Spain and Greece.
1) Galapagos's marine wonderland
2) Namibia's harsh deserts
3) South America's lush Iguazu Waterfalls
4) Patagonia's frigid glaciers
5) South Africa's self-drive safari parks
1) Beauty of Vancouver, Canada (home)
2) Nature within Cape Town, South Africa
3) History in Berlin, Germany
4) Authenticity of La Paz, Bolivia
5) Culture of Kyoto, Japan
1) Petra - the ancient Nabatean capital city
2) Mayan carvings of Copan, Honduras
3) The endless ancient antiquities of Egypt
4) Mysteries of the Nazca Lines, Peru
5) The sprawling temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
James' insatiable wanderlust is satisfied each year between seasonal jobs at home in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. In the summertime he works outdoors as a beach lifeguard and in the winter he works in an urban forest spreading holiday cheer. Happiest while outside and exploring, he is excited to have the whole world as his workplace as an International Tour Leader for Adventures Abroad.
School of life with a side dish of MBA in International Hospitality and Tourism Management and a TEFL Certification.
English, French and Arabic. Some Spanish and German and bits of Japanese and Italian.
Throughout the Mediterranean, Western & Central Europe, Mongolia, North Africa, the South Pacific, and the Middle East.
Iceland – the geological mystery of the land of ice and fire, the friendly locals and the yummy food. Egypt – I am proud to be a descendant of such a historical and culturally rich civilization. Japan – the most humble people I have had the pleasure to meet… oh and the food!
Having lived in nine countries on four continents, Sama takes great pride in the exposure she had to all the different cultures. Her thirst for knowledge and passion for travel have allowed her to see and experience so much more than she could have dreamed of… and she’s only just begun!
HBA English BA History
Being able to speak several languages has made travelling an enriching experience; the conversations one can so easily slip into with locals - who come from all walks of life - adds greatly to my feel for a place.
Over a span of almost 30 years, I have lead tours virtually all over the globe.
Some of my favourite tours just come into being suddenly as a result of a request; someone will ask me to put together an itinerary that will include the highlights of several countries and the next thing you know we have, for example, a tour to Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia, or Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana. Sometimes I will be asked to arrange a detailed itinerary to just one region within a country - like a close up look at Sicily or Crete or the Basque Country or Newfoundland. Without the keen curiosity that so many of you travellers have, none of these "spontaneous" tours would come into being. But they do.
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a breath of excitement to each day on tour. With almost 30 years of tour leading under my belt, I thank all of you for being a part of this exciting journey.