15 Dec 2017


Only blue sky available at the red sea in Egypt

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We enjoyed our second week of holidays and I can't really number the days as they are the same like a pearl in a pearl necklace.

While we were there the hotel was repainted, and we all thought under what condition these workers are doing their job, without any security, the whole day long in this heat and they also worked during the night, but they were so discrete that we were not disturbed at all and they were always in a very good mood, laughing and joking.

Of course our day started with a breakfast as you wished. You could eat, whatever you wanted, from continental breakfast to the English breakfast, warm, cold everything was there. I loved these cookies they were so light and not sweet at all.

Then we started our work on the beach. The windscreens protected us from the wind, as it was always blowing a bit and they also served us as "wardrobe" it looked like a Arabian Souk around us.

We had some funny incidents like a bottle of oil in Nicole's beach bag which she hadn't closed completely and all the content was oily ! We tried to save a maximum, but the bag she could throw away! There was always happening something to her. Our French friend we had met last year and who had joined us from France, still fought with the mosquitos and was dressed from head to feet, and she always had her mosquito repellent thing with her, but there was nothing to do, the mosquitos only loved her and not us. I haven't even seen one !

When we had taken enough sunshine we had the sea at our feet for cooling down. Chantal and Nicole snorkeled to watch the colorful fishes. I don't like water in my face and watched them.

Before the sun went down, we had a drink at the swimming pool where the water was heated and it was just wonderful to swim in there.

For our health we ate a lot of fresh and delicious vegetables which were so nicely represented !

We also had an Arabian night, with a beautiful decoration and as usual excellent food.

On our last evening we asked somebody to take a picture of us 4 in front of the beautiful Christmas tree.

The whole hotel was decorated and everybody enjoyed it. The Egyptians as well as us Europeans. This time there were no Russians, Mr. Putin still doesn't let them fly to Egypt because of the airplane  crash of last year. I have to say I didn't miss them at all and my friends neither.

Then came the day of our departure and we were picked up by a bus at 2 pm. which took us to the airport.

We stopped at several hotels, and here a Father Christmas was repaired he had lost his hand !

Arriving at the airport, there was no wheelchair for my friend and I was feeling bad with my starting flew. Finally we got one and had to wait for the plane for a little more than an hour. The plane was just a year old and looked beautiful, Brussels Airlines had bought these new once and we travelled with the one which showed the Belgian painter Margritte.  For the first time the once who suffer with their ears had nothing, nobody not even one baby cried ! They were all very surprised and we supposed that something had been done with the air pressure.

Arrived in Brussels we had to wait more than an hour for our luggages. They had 3 days of a terrible mess at the airport due to bad weather and were still busy sorting out luggages from all countries.

At 2 am I finally reached my bed and now I have to take care of my flew !

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Terra said...

I enjoyed your post about your vacation in Egypt, it sounds very relaxing.

Barbara H. said...

What a lovely vacation! Everything at the hotel looks so good. Sorry you caught the flu, though - hope you're better soon!

A Colorful World said...

Oh, such fun!

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful holiday photos.

Worth a Thousand Words

Fun60 said...

Everything just looks wonderful in that hotel. So sorry about you getting the flu. Hopefully it is another kind of virus and you will recover soon.

Faith said...

All that food looks marvelous!! Happy Xmas!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks like a great holiday at a wonderful location! Travel these days seems like it's always challenging!

Lady Fi said...

Looks so lovely and inviting.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The resort banquets and food buffets look a lot like those on our cruise! So does the 'nothing but blue sky'.....we were fortunate in calm weather. That really does look like a wonderful resort! I hope you feel better soon!!

betty-NZ said...

It certainly looks like a good time for all! How festive and Christmasy! Maybe I'll take a cruise one of these days :)