2 Mar 2018


Hurghada, red sea, Egypt

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It had been the last day of our holidays in the Sunrise Holiday Resort in Hurghada at the red sea.

When we came down for breakfast there was a new beautiful flower decoration in the entrance hall.
These flowers everywhere outside and inside I really miss !

This year we also had a very good Internet connection in all rooms and even on the beach, which was very convenient because I could talk to Mr. G. at any time.

At 10 pm each morning the animation team walked around the beach and "woke" us up with laughter and humor !

Every day was the same,  chatting, enjoying the sun and also me watching the painters looking like spidermen painting the yellow facade which had faded in the sun into a bright white. We were only interrupted by lunch !

Last week we had the strawberry festival this time it was melons ! The cooks carried the huge tray on the beach and we could all eat at our hearts content. I will show more pictures in another post because it was so very beautiful.

There was a huge choice of food, and cocktails here are some starters and cakes. The main courses were really for everybody's taste no matter from where the guests came. We were mostly English and Germans but also French and Belgians.

Each evening another singer sang female or male and they all had wonderful voices. Some of the guests danced. At 11.30 it was finished not to disturb those who went to bed  early as I and Nicole did, because we were so tired from the sun and the fresh air.

And now I am home again. I didn't have the courage yet to empty my suitcase ! What a difference ! Below right my view until yesterday and today ! The cats greeted me and then went to sleep again.
Fortunately Mr. G. had brought us scarfs and bonnets at the airport it was freezing cold ! - 6°C !

Our flight took an hour more due to the wind, but we were lucky that the Brussels' airport was not closed, because people from Scotland were stuck Glasgow airport was closed to heavy snow. I heard from one that they are still there but in another hotel (ours was full) until Saturday !

It will take some effort to go back into the usual daily routine ! For a start our heater in the bathroom has problems ......, we have to pay a supplement of taxes etc etc ! Welcome home !

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Andrew said...

I don't suppose we will ever holiday there, but it does sound like a terrific place.

mamasmercantile said...

Looks like a wonderful place to holiday. Glad you were able to get back safe and sound, the weather has been terrible with the winds and snow conditions here in the UK. Hope you manage to stay warm.

Faith said...

Looks like you had a gorgeous vacation!!

Love the pics of all the yummy food.

Right now we are in the midst of a horrible snowstorm...a "nor"easter" and all the schools are closed due to the snowstorm today so I am home drinking coffee and staying in my jammies for a while. March is coming in like a lion here on the East Coast of the USA!!

Have a lovely weekend

Photo Cache said...

Kisses to the kitties. I love the kitty bed.

Worth a Thousand Words

Wendy said...

Your cats have the right idea! I'm sure you were glad of the warmer things when you arrived home. It has been very cold this last week.

Barbara H. said...

What a wonderful vacation! I'm sure Mr. G. and the cats are glad to have you home. Hope you have a smooth transition back into everyday life.

Fun60 said...

Sorry you have returned to this arctic weather. I expect it won't be long before you are booking your next holiday.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful location. Love that first shot of the boats in the bay!

Tamago said...

Your vacation sounds really fun and relaxing! And the food, oh they look so delicious!
I know it’s hard to adjust back to daily routine. Well maybe you can start planning next vacation :-) :-)

Willow said...

I am sure the cats and Mr. G were happy to have you home even though you weren't thrilled with the welcome-home-weather.

Maybe you should just moved to Egypt! It is a lovely place and you might not ever have to use a heater or furnace.

Linens and Royals said...

What a perfect holiday you have had. Hope this has set you up to cope with the bad weather and being home again. Have you already booked your next stay at your favourite holiday resort?

Loree said...

At least you made it home without too many problems. I hope the weather warms up soon for you.

diane b said...

It must be a rude shock returning home to winter. You are lucky that it is not too far away for you to enjoy the warm sun. Summer will be with you soon. This is our first week below 30°C for months.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It has to be very hard going back to reality after a vacation like that. Every post I read about your Egypt resort makes me like it better.

Susanne said...

All that delicious food! I don't know if I would have the courage to do that painting job. Yikes. Smart of Mr. G to bring you those things to keep you warm.