9 Dec 2014

OUR WORLD - EGYPT HOLIDAYS

For the time being my world is at the Red Sea in Egypt. Enjoying the warmth and the sunshine



The view from my beach bed on the hotel



The little bay where I swim every day together with little fishes ...



Yummy fruit juices served on the beach



happy guests




The view from my balcony.

This evening when I came back from the beach and crossed the hotel entrance hall I found a big surprise !



A beautiful huge Christmas tree !



The whole entrance and the different floors were decorated ! Although most of the people in Egypt are Muslims and don't celebrate Christmas,  a Christmas tree stood there. Of course it is for us tourists, but nevertheless it means that the country is not occupied by hysterical Islamists ! Otherwise, business or not business Christmas trees wouldn't be allowed !

Christmas seemed so far away to me in this heat and sunshine, and now I have a Christmas tree just in front of my nose ! Only my Australian blog friends celebrate Christmas in summer !


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11 comments:

Andrew said...

Ah yes, my childhood memories of no air conditioning, Christmas Day being 43 degrees and the wood burning oven cooking the roast meat and vegetables and the electric hotplates heating the place up too. But remarkably once Christmas Day was so cold, there was a flurry of snow.

diane b said...

It is interesting that the muslim country would do that. Good on them for being moderates. Yes it is hard for some to get used to Christmas in summer but not for me as I grew up here . I love the warmth and salads and seafood for Christmas lunch and a picnic on the beach on the day after.

Jo said...

Nooo, and what about your African friends? Although it's summer here for Christmas, ecember, I grew up with a hot turkey and ham dinner; so today we still celebrate that way.Beautiful view from your holiday office, LOL! That 's a very big hotel you're in; how many beds. And GOOD for them for decorating the whole place even if it's not their religion. Glad Egypt seems on an even keel again. Jo

ladyfi said...

OH, how lovely and warm it looks!

Mari said...

Beautiful place to rest whilemany in the world start freezing with cold. At the beginning of the new year, you'll get a good tan and here in Russia we get a good frost bite :)

Enjoy your holidays.

NC Sue said...

I wish I could join you - it's cold and rainy here today!
Please come share your toasty images at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-holiday-recipe-for-you.html

A Lady's Life said...

our country closed its embassy in Cairo.

Mara said...

Blue skies! Palm trees! Jealous!!

Fun60 said...

Maybe there are some Coptic Christians running that hotel.Still having a great time though with all your massages and sunbathing.

Sandra Carlier said...

this christmas tree is wonderful! Lucky you are Gattina! I'm really jealous! I would want to be with you two! And so long from the pupils!!! But chut!!

Joyful said...

So lovely to see the Christmas tree there where you are. The hotel looks lovely too and I'm glad to hear you are enjoying some warmth. We are experiencing several rain storms this week (4!) but the temperatures are warmer. Twice what they normally are at this time of year. A few weeks ago we had a prolonged period of sunshine and colder than usual temperatures. Such wild weather. xx