21 Oct 2010
My Holidays in EGYPT
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E like EGYPT
If you think you will get now a history lesson about pharaohs and pyramids I have to disappoint you, I am only in Egypt at the Red Sea to the fill myself up with Vitamin D. The Red Sea is the ideal place for a poor Europeans who are in need of Sunshine. Good weather is guaranteed always around , 30°C (86 F) the sea is very warm at least 25 °C (77) and the sea is so blue as if somebody had thrown blue color in it. It's only about 4 h flight from Belgium and the price is very reasonable. For 2 weeks full board around 1100 € in this period of the year.
You can almost walk on the water as it is already written in the bible, because the Red Sea is so salty and uneven under water so that sometimes you can see people in the middle of the sea standing up and waving !
Our work in Egypt is very hard. My friend and I are laying on nice beach beds the whole day long, and of course we observe the people and of course chat about them. There are lots of British people, some Germans too and Russians. We swim a lot in the warm sea and today suddenly a fish jumped out of the water over my nose into the water again. I almost forgot to swim I was so startled ! I had never had a fish jumping over my nose. But fortunately I found my reflexes again and you can be assured I don't return to Belgium in a coffin.
This year I had changed the hotel because the other one was infested by Russians or rather Ukrainians who stole everything from coffee spoons to toilet paper holders and this is not an exaggeration. Unfortunately Egypt had signed contracts with Ukrainian travel agencies, not knowing that they drink Wodka like we drink Water and then demolished the beautiful 4 * hotels.
In this Hotel every guest is behaving normal (so far), which in some way is almost boring. The Russians even have good table manners and don't eat with the fingers out of the plate like last year.
I hadn't forgotten that you have to haggle for everything, even in the pharmacy, this belongs to the uses and is usually handled with a lot of fun. Egyptians at least in this part of the country have a lot of humor and are always ready for a joke.
In the evenings there are nice shows, we saw already a Brazilian show with real nice dancers.
The sun is so strong that we stay in the shade otherwise we would look dry like Egyptian mummies when we return home.
you can find other posts about Egypt on my travel blog