6 Mar 2018


Each week a fruit festival took place in our hotel in Egypt. As we stayed two weeks we were lucky to attend two fruit festivals one with strawberries and one week later with melons.

It started by a procession with cooks carrying the enormous tray with the strawberries on, followed by Egyptian musicians

It was very cheerful !

Then the tray was put on a huge table

and people were running to see the event listen to the music and then picked up the strawberry cakes, salads and skewers

I had never seen such a lot of strawberries in my whole life !

Everything was eaten up in no time and the strawberries were delicious, so juicy (but not with water) and tasted the sunshine and real strawberries, not what I find here in our supermarkets !

The following week was the turn of melons. I could watch the preparations from my beachbed

A table with different colored cocktails all with melon juice was dressed and then the tray arrived the same way as the strawberries.

The procession arrives

It really looked very beautiful and the melons were so tasty !! again no comparison to those who are sold labelled "organic" I think only the price is organic, same with the strawberries.

The leader of our animation team had a lot of fun with the musicians and danced, and again everything disappeared very quickly !

and for those who were a little late, there was nothing left !

more participants here


  1. Those strawberry cake things look just yummy, I wouldn't mind to have a taste of one of those.

  2. My mouth is watering reading your description of those delicious sweet strawberries.

  3. I don't know. We found fruit in Hungary, Germany and Austria just superb compared to what we get here in Australia where the focus is on being able to stand up to long distance transport and storage. Fruit was also really good in Spain and Portugal. Even in England I thought the fruit was better.

  4. It all looks lovely and must have kept the kitchen staff busy for hours!

  5. Both looked like great feasts and fun to mix and meet other people.

  6. Wow, it’s gonna be impossible not to eat too much there :-) So gorgeous and grand. Those fruit plates deserve the whole orchestra!

  7. I love all kinds of fruit, but as you said, sometimes the taste is sadly lacking in flavor.
    Great photos!

  8. Strawberries and melons, summer food! You've got me being a bit impatient for for summer. Thanks for sharing your fun. :-)

  9. Wow, Gattina...what amazing photos and wonderful colours.
    Hugs from here.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. I absolutely love strawberries and melons so I'd love these festivals. But one thing I'm not good at. It's making sure I get to the buffet table before all the food is gone!


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