The Red Sea Newsletter Issue XVI

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El Gouna Real Estate El Gouna, the city on the water, better known as "The Little Venice on the Red Sea", is located just 20 km north of Hurghada. The fairy tale atmosphere blends with the many modern structures available in this famous resort - fully equipped hospital, operating private airport, a PGA golf course and the biggest marina town in the middle east, makes this desert-water town unique in its range.

The mixtures of style and architecture, combined with modern techniques and pastel colours, make the whole town an armonious catch for home-buyers from around the world, either as a holiday retreat or as a second home. All our apartments and villas are directly located in front of sea water and our utmost care in ensuring a clean and safe environment, make your stay unforgettable!

Come personally to El Gouna to witness this jewel of the Red Sea or simply call
+20 (0)12 230 3903 or visit our website:

Escape to "The Pearl of the Mediterranean" - A Journey To Alexandria

The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean", has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern; its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km from Cairo and it is a world apart from the Red Sea.

Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt, its status as a beacon of culture symbolized by Pharos, the legendary lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The setting for the stormy relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Alexandria was also the center of learning in the ancient world. But ancient Alexandria declined, and when Napoleon landed, he found a sparsely populated fishing village.

From the 19th century Alexandria took a new role, as a focus for Egypt's commercial and maritime expansion. This Alexandria has been immortalized by writers such as E-M- Forster and Cavafy. Generations of immigrants from Greece, Italy and the Levant settled here and made the city synonymous with commerce, cosmopolitanism and bohemian culture. Today it boasts the modern Alexandrian Library.

It is a wonderful place to go when you want to get away from it all and don't have the time or money to go abroad. You can easily spend three days in the city and have plenty to see and do. There are shopping malls, huge supermarkets and plenty of shops. There are also many historical attractions that span the ages. It is an easy city to explore by foot and when doing so don't forget to look up and admire the old architecture. In addition, the seafood on offer is second to none.

Alexandria can be reached by plane or bus from Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, or by car.
Alexandria is a city to explore at random. It's as important to enjoy the atmosphere as it is to see the sights.

Local News

Egypt Poised for Big Rebound in Tourism

Egypt is going to be one of the top destinations in the Middle East this season, according to a senior official. Egypt's tourism and hospitality industry will thrive in room occupancy as sunny weather, high standards of hospitality and the interesting culture are attracting many tourists and business travellers to the country, said Darren Law, General Manager, Conrad Cairo.

Law forecast a return to healthier tourist numbers into and out of the Middle East by the time of the all important summer season. "We've already seen business is coming back with stronger demand and bookings over the last two weeks. We predict a busy summer season from mid-June to mid-September with performance superseding that of any other previous season," commented Law.

The Middle East is the fastest growing tourist destination in the world and is expected to receive 68.5 million tourists by 2020, an annual growth rate of 7.1 per cent, considerably higher than the world average of 4.1 per cent.

There has been no fall-out for the hotel from the SARS issue. On the contrary, it is expected that the unfortunate event will benefit inter-Arab tourism as many tourists will head for Middle East destinations rather than the Far East.

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Papas Bar No. 1 Nightlife in Hurghada

Champions League Semi-Final

Champions League Semi-Final
Papas Bar

Quiz Night
Papas Bar 2

Play Station Tournament
Papas Bar 2

Every day
Sunset Special
Buy 2 get 1 FREE All Drinks

Drinkers Dream
Buy 1 get 1 Free until 11pm
(Excluding hard liqueurs)

DVD Night

Thursday 15th

Kitchen Korner

Crunchy Parmesan Chicken
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of cayenne pepper to taste
1/4 cup melted butter
5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Preheat oven to 400 F/205 C/Gas 6. Stir together all ingredients, except melted butter. Melt butter in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken pieces in the butter, then press into cheese mixture, pressing gently until chicken is evenly coated. Place chicken in a shallow baking dish. DO NOT crowd chicken or it will become soggy. Bake in the centre of the oven for 10 -15 minutes. Brush with remaining butter during cooking.

Serve with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
1/2 - 3/4 kilo potatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tbsp butter
1 garlic clove, minced

Peel potatoes and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Place in pot and add broth. If needed add more cold water to cover the potatoes. Bring to boil, add salt. Cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 2/3 cups of broth. Return potatoes to pot and mash. Slowly beat in olive oil. Add the reserved broth a little at a time. You may not need all the broth. Stir in the butter and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

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
Looking for a job: Office/secretarial work. Good people skills. Full-time or part-time. Please contact Kareena at 065 443 033 extension 103 (Hurghada).
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For Sale
For Rent: 2 bedroom apartment, 1 bathroom, fully airconditioned, 100m2 first floor, Satellite TV, American kitchen, tastefully furnished, in Segalla Ceramic building, Hurghada. 1,400 LE per month. Please call/email: Hamed 012 215 7214
For Rent: 2 bedroom apartment, air-conditioned, digital satellite, 100m roof, central location in Segalla, Hurghada. Please contact 012 227 9135
Fresh Italian pasta to order. Please contact: Injy 012 371 4861 (Hurghada)
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.
Children's Swimming Lessons in Hurghada. If you are interested in your child taking swimming lessons with a qualified Swimming Teacher, please contact: Julie 065 447309. 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.

Second hand, new-ish, mobile phone wanted. Please contact: Julie 065 447309. Hurghada.
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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