Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas in Egypt

In December, we were trying to plan our Christmas holiday. Where to go? We had several ideas, but really hadn’t settled on any of them. Our good friends, the Ramsays, had organised 2 weeks in Egypt, at Hurghada on the Red Sea. This was not on our original list, but we were easily convinced. 2 weeks in the sun, on the beach, relaxing? Sounded great.

We boarded an early flight, and had a short stopover in Luxor. It turned out to be a long stopover – there were no landing slots in Hurghada, so we had to wait on the tarmac in Luxor for a few hours until one became free. Finally we made it, and we checked into the resort. It was Christmas Eve, and a large Christmas party was planned. Seemed like a great way to start our holiday! We booked a table, got ourselves settled in our rooms and made our way to the party tent – which was set up on tennis courts, as a massive marquee with the floor covered in oriental rugs, a massive dancefloor and stage and miles of buffet.
Interesting use of food colouring in all the desserts!

A tree made from strawberries

Sonia and Alan
James, Stuart and us

We had a brilliant night, partied until late, had a few beers and wines. The kids really enjoyed the show, the food, and the freedom to explore and be a bit independent.

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