17 Nov 2009

MY WORLD - Still Red Sea in Egypt


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For another week my world is in Hurghada at the red Sea in Egypt. As it is very hot during the day, we do our window shopping tour in the evening.





It's always very animated


The Egyptians are very cheerful people and like to laugh and make fun all the time. Here I just wanted to take a picture of the shop, but they wanted to be on it. In Morocco they almost spit in your face if you take a picture of people, because they pretend that taking a photo takes her soul away, but curiously if you give some money the soul stays inside. They say it is written in the Koran. I dared to remark that at Mohamed's or Jesus time there were no cameras yet.


A view on Hurghada's beaches



A friendly Egyptian couple enjoyed the sea too. I found her outfit very elegant and she swam like a fish !


Each evening we had the pleasure to be smoked like sausages, because of the moskitos. It smelled horrible but it was efficient !


The water was very warm and so salty that you didn't need to swim, it carried you just like that. Besides the red cap Chantal is swimming.




There is also a diving center in the Hotel, but we never saw the divers because they left early morning and came back late night.



The beach camel was not the same as last year, this is Ali Baba, the one of last year was Oscar.


The appetite of the Russians hasn't changed, they eat whatever they can get. You really see that they suffered from privation over decades. Most of them haven't even seen an orange in their life. Unfortunately they behave like savages. Hotels now start to refuse Russian groups because they damage too much.

16 comments:

Loree said...

I loved your comment about the cameras. Good point.

diane said...

It looks a fun place for a holiday.Interesting to learn about the different cultures.

Janis said...

Interesting culture, I am learning alot from your post. That really surprises me about the Russians..how sad. The camera remark gave me chuckle.

LadyFi said...

Very sad to hear about the Russian deprivation. Reminds me of my mother during the Second World War in Scotland. She hadn't seen an orange either.

Love the beaches - they look lovely.

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting trip you've had, Gattina! And your photos are marvelous! I loved your comment about the cameras, too! I was surprised about the Russians, too, and that is sad! But for those of us who've never suffered that kind of deprivation, I guess there's a lot we don't know about how we would react had we been in their position.

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Rachel said...

I've caught up on all your holiday posts!! What fun to visit Egypt! Thank you for sharing!!

Thom said...

Every where you go I wanna visit. I'm loving Egypt :) Great photos :)

Dirkjogt said...

Love your posting. Of course you're in the center of the Diving business. About the Russians: this behaviour is a shame.

Stephany said...

A wonderful post and a great series of photos! Love the beach camel!

Shionge said...

Hey thanks for this tour :) Nice break for the camel I suppose heheheh...

Melli said...

Ohhhhhh only one week left!!! How sad!

You know... I wish they HAD had camera's back in Jesus day! The way WE document every move we make - THINK how much moooore history we would have - we might have even had VIDEOS of the miracles!!! And... it would take all the guess work out of all the paintings of Him!!!

SandyCarlson said...

What a richly beautiful place.

Vlado&Toni said...

oh how i envy you now in your holiday. enjoy the rest of it.. soon the cold winds and wet west europe is going to greet you..

claudie said...

Ha! Ha! the same story about the russian you told last year!!! They didn't learn a lot about polietness since one year!!!
sounds you show us the paradize! Would want to be there! Perhaps in the future I will join you two in egypt!!!

claudie said...

Ha! Ha! the same story about the russian you told last year!!! They didn't learn a lot about polietness since one year!!!
sounds you show us the paradize! Would want to be there! Perhaps in the future I will join you two in egypt!!!

Arija said...

Communism has done strange things to the Russians, it has decivilised them over 90 years. At home they are lovely peopleand very generous but send them abroad and they behave like communists...get it while you can. So often there was either no money or no food to buy with it.