The Red Sea Newsletter Issue XIV

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M/Y Galalah

M/Y Galalah ... The only solution for small groups looking for diving and fishing with privacy, on board this beautiful, fully air-conditioned, 60 foot live-aboard yacht. Sailing with a minimum of 4 passengers on board, choosing your own departure date, your privacy can be guaranteed. Diving all the wrecks and reefs of the area - North to the Straits of Gubal, Abu Nuhas, Salem Express and Thistlegorm or South to Safaga, Panorama Reef and Salem Express.

A peom by Allan Orpin

The bus ahead of me belches out
Thick, acrid, black smoke from it's exhaust.
Behind, a taxi with a nervous driver who,
Toots on his horn every few seconds.
Mini bus on my left, much too close,
Donkey drawn rubbish cart smelling awful.
I close the window and stifle inside.
The traffic slowly beings to move.
Just as we get up to the policeman,
He stops it again, to let pass

A herd of goats, two barking dogs
And a woman clad in black riding on a donkey
Quite oblivious to it all.
And now, no, I can't belive it,
But it is happening nonetheless.
The policeman suddenly waves us forward
With a slight gesture of his left hand
And at the very same time
With his right hand beckons on the traffic
From the opposite direction, blasts from a dozen horns
But no-one gives way.
The policeman surveys his created chaos and smiles
Seemingly seeing no solution,
He blows his whistle - what now?
A scene from a pantomine perhaps -
No ... just a daily event in down town Cairo.

Local News

In response to our request for more information on local charities, we would like to thank one reader for contributing the following:

"Hand in Hand" - First Children Charity Hospital in Cairo
Help cure Egyptian children from cancer

The HSBC Bank in Egypt, in co-operation with the Association of Friends of the National Cancer Institute (AFNCI), are supporting the fund raising efforts to build the first Children Cancer Hospital in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East, which will help cure the children of Egypt suffering from cancer.

This hospital is completely reliant on individual donations. Construction has already started and with your help we will achieve this noble cause. Share the efforts with the AFNCI and help cure the children by donating through the HSBC Bank, Egypt.

Donate through one of the following channels:

  • Any HSBC Egypt Branch cash deposit through AFNCI account no. 006-573570-001
  • The Association of Friends of the National Cancer Trust,
    33 Kasr El Aini street, Cairo, Egypt. 02 368 0106. Email: [email protected]

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Parents & Kids
Parents & Kids


Chickenpox is a highly contagious illness caused by the varicella zoster virus. Children usually develop symptoms about ten to twenty-one days after being exposed to someone with chickenpox (incubation period).
Symptoms begin with a fever, loss of appetite and decreased activity. About two days later, your child will develop an itchy rash consisting of small red bumps that start on the scalp, face and trunk and then spread to the arms and legs (but may also occur in the mouth and genitalia). The bumps then become blisters with clear and then cloudy fluid, and then become open sores and finally crust over within about twenty four hours, but your child will continue to get new bumps for about four more days.

All of the chickenpox lesions should be crusted over after about six days at which time your child will no longer be contagious. It may take another one to two weeks before all of the scabs finally heal. Once your child has had chickenpox he should have lifelong immunity.

There is no effective treatment for children who develop uncomplicated chickenpox. The only treatments are aimed at making your child more comfortable, and can include pain relievers, plenty of fluids, and applying calamine lotion. Also keep your child's fingernails cut short and allow him/her to wear loose fitting clothing.

You should see a Doctor if your child has chickenpox and the blisters become very red and tender, drain pus, if your child has high fever for more than 3-4 days or is unconsolable, has swollen and tender glands or if he is unable to drink and is becoming dehydrated.

Job Title: Sales Person
Qualities: Real Estate Sales - experience and languages
Location: El Gouna
Job Title: Secretary
Languages: English, French and/or German
Location: El Gouna
Job Title: Translators
Languages: Russian, Italian, German, French
Location: Hurghada
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For Sale
Fresh Italian pasta to order. Please contact: Injy 012 371 4861
Norco VPS Buzz Mountain Bike (from Canada). Aluminum monocoque frame (yellow), 6" suspension front and rear (Marzocchi and Fox) 2.5" tires (Intense Comp60 with 2 heavy duty spare tubes), hydraulic disc brakes (Hayes), grip shift (SRam Attack), telescoping seatpost (Axiom). Asking $1,500 USD. Please contact: Steve [email protected] El Gouna.
Dive suit size 12 woman 150 LE ; Childs dive suit aged 4-6 100 LE ; Electric keyboard brand new with stand. 1600 LE ; Various videos for kids 20 LE each ; clothes size 12 for women, various ; Bike egyptian style 140 LE x2 ; Childrens toys various ; Boys bike as new 200 LE never been used. Please contact: Tuyet 010 510 1792. El Gouna.
Pajeo GLX, 3000cc, 1991, 220 K km, 7 seater, all options, well maintained and always reliable. USD 5,000 (Tax free status). Phone Chris, Cairo 02 758 5375, 02 292 0515 or 012 22 88 531.
PC Pentium III Celeron 1Gh, HD WD 60Gb 7200RPM, RAM 256Mb, 32Mb Video, CD-Rom ACER 52X, CD RW Philips 16X10X42X, Fax Modem Motorola 56000, Monitor ACER 15",
Speakers Zoltrix, with software, games & movies. Last price 400 EUR. VCR GoldStar, excellent condition, 100 EUR. Please contact: Sorin 012 431 4202.
Sharm, Naama Bay, Movenpick.
Limited Liability Company with broad list of activities covering most tourism related activities, sales, F&B distribution, trips. Full legal set up. Ready to go.
Please contact: Injy 012 371 4861.
2 Mountain Bikes - Peugeot. One almost new, Peugeot TC Origin - 250$. One 3 years old, Peugeot Explorer 110 - 100$. Please contact: Sorin 012 431 4202. Sharm, Naama Bay, Movenpick. DVD Player. Pioneer DVL-909 multiregion pal/ntsc, remote control and CD player function one year old. Price LE 1500. Please contact: Karim 010 122 0235. Hurghada
Small/medium Cressi frog fins, $25 o.n.o. Please contact: Paul or Lisa 012 718 1297. Hurghada. Large titanium, 5mm, one piece suit, $100 o.n.o. Please contact: Paul or Lisa 012 718 1297. Hurghada.
5 pocket padded Mares weightbelt, $25 o.n.o. Please contact: Paul or Lisa 012 718 1297. Hurghada. Small Technisub Stratus open heel fins, $25 o.n.o. Please contact: Paul or Lisa 012 718 1297. Hurghada.
Children's Swimming Lessons in Hurghada. If you are interested in your child taking swimming lessons with a qualified Swimming Teacher, once per week, at 6pm, please contact: Julie 065 447309.
Home Help wanted. Lady to look after baby girl during the day and 4 year old daughter after 3pm, and to help in the house with daily tasks. Accomodation provided - studio with telephone, fridge, cooking facilities, TV with satellite channels. One day off per week (Friday) and vacations according to family work schedule. Please contact: Liza El Shaer 012 238 5611 or [email protected] Sharm el Sheikh. 
I am seeking to find an Arabic class or private tutor for this summer (late June through to mid-August) in Sharm El-Sheikh. Please contact: Jenna at [email protected]
Wanted washing machine, TV and AC newish. Please contact: Tuyet 010 510 1792. El Gouna. Gesucht - Suche gleichgesinnte, die das Boogie-Tanzen vermissen. Kontakt: Traudl Telefon: 010 6976053
Baby's cot wanted. Second hand, good condition, sturdy and preferably wooden with sliding slide. Please contact: Julie
065 447309. Hurghada.
Second hand scooter wanted. Any make/model. Please contact: Susann 010 699 2513.
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