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Mohamed Refaat Abbas

The Adventure Company Leader of the Month April 2010

Nominee for Group Leader of the Year Award

Country:   Egypt

Trips Run:   FEG - Feluccas & Pharaohs,   FE - Felucca Adventure,   FREG - Feluccas & Pharaohs Relaxed Family Holiday,   FEA - Ancient Egypt Explorer

How long have you been leading trips for The Adventure Company:

8 years

When I first started to work for The Adventure Company, there were lots of challenges for me! Knowing how great the leaders and the company are, made me think a lot. I needed to find a way to prove that I was good enough to join the team.
Working as a tour leader helps me a lot to have more friends. Each trip I start with new customers but end with new friends. Tour leading is like a big university! You get to learn something every day. It never stops! Moving from one place to the other, meeting new people, going through different situations and more... always helps to learn more skills every day. Every day is a great adventure and big fun.

What is your favourite activity /event on the trips you lead?

Sailing on a Felucca , camel riding and snorkelling.

What is the best thing about your job?

Knowing new people, learning about thier countries and telling them about mine.
In your mind, what is the most interesting custom in your country?

When men wear galabia (traditional Egyptian dress of upper Egypt).

In your mind, what is the most important phrase to know?

Laa shokran (no thank you) and law samaht (please)

In your mind, when is the best time to vist and why?

Early morning visits summer or winter to avoid the heat and the crowd.

In your mind, what are the most important items to pack for your tour?

Torch and first aid kit

What our customers have to say...

Thanks to Mohamed for being such a brilliant leader. He had an eye for the children, a good sense of humour, and outstanding organisational skills. Every transfer seemed to go very smoothly. He also had good historical knowledge which he was ready to share. He was very clear about timings but listened to the group.  FEG 03APR10

Mohamed our group leader was outstanding. He had a great sense of humour the kids adored him & he was very tolerant of them. He was always available for us & we felt very reassured to be with him. His knowledge was excellent & we learnt a lot from him. Mohamed was the reason why we had such a great time.  FEG 28MAY10

Mohammed was brilliant, really knowledgeable and great with the kids.  FEG 28MAY10

Mohamed Rafeet was simply excellent. He made the trip for me and Jack. Worth every penny.  FEG 28MAY10

Mohammed ("Nemo") was truly an excellent Group Leader in all aspects. He even took the time to organise a birthday cake for our 6 yr old son. Nothing was too much trouble and everything went as smoothly as clock work for our group, due to his expertise.  FEG 13FEB10

What a really super group leader. It was a great holiday but made even more special by Mohammed (Nemo). He was always so helpful and friendly and the kids adored him. Nothing was ever too much trouble.  FEG 13FEB10

Mohammed was the perfect leader - can't fault him in anyway.  FEG 13FEB10

Mohammed for president! He was just fantastic. He could arrange taxis, doctors, recommend restaurants and shops, anything we asked of him really, at a moments notice. He played with the children and helped adults wherever we needed him to. He paid great attention to everyone's health also, reminding us to wear hats, suncream etc. I think he should get a massive pay rise.  FEG 13DEC10

Our excellent guide Mohammed - he was brilliant and everybody liked him.  He was particularly good with the teenagers and with making good recommendations about what to do and where to go.  FEGt 22OCT09

He made the trip for us - absolutely invaluable!  FEGt 22OCT09

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