The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 17

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Wednesday 21st May 2003 @ VILLA KUNTERBUNT, Hurghada

7pm - Presentation of the VILLA KUNTERBUNT Book -
"Kamel und Spätzle"
with Author Peter S. Kaspar


artistic concert of MAHAZER ensemble
a traditional musical heritage coming from Zar and Soufi legacy

Mysterious Rhythm from mysterious ZAR
Trance Music

First Time in Hurghada
Free of Charge - No minimum charge
in cooperation with the Egyptian Center for Culture and Art

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Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask, “How are you?”
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say, "Hi".
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It’s like an unopened gift....
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.

Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

How "Free" are Free Internet Numbers?

Don’t be fooled into thinking that Free internet is Free. What this actually means iis that you no longer have to have a contract to get onto the internet. There are a multitude of numbers to use to get online.

So what does this mean to you? If you dial the internet on a number beginning with 0777 or 0707 expect to pay 5pt (piastres) for the first min then 2pt thereafter. If you are using the free service for an ISDN connection beginning with 09080 you will be charged 10pt per min betwen 8:00am-12:00 pm; 7.5pt per min between 12:00pm-8:00am.
These charges are integrated into your telephone bill.
In order to find a fairly comprehensive list of numbers visit

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Free Divers in Hurghada

The Egyptian Free Diving Team is in Hurghada at the moment training for the forthcoming Free Diving Championships ..... we would like to wish them all Good Luck!

Birth Announcements
Congratulations to Kris & Chad on the births of Maximilian & Katarina - m ade in Sharm, born in Friedrichshafen (Southern Germany) - on 10th April at 01.31 and 01.32,  weighing in at a mere 1.88kg and 1.82 respectively. Pictured here with proud Dad!
Maximilian & Katarina
Congratulations to Philip & Roberta on the birth of their baby boy - Dylan Trey Jones - born on 14th April at 11:20am, weighing 3.15kgs.

Weather in Hurghada

4 NE
4 E
4 N
4 N
4 N
(Beaufort scale)
3 NE
3 E
3 N
3 N
3 N
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What's On

Papas Bar No. 1 Nightlife in Hurghada
Hurghada's first Female DJ- Miss Twice as Nice at Papas Beach Club

Divers Night

Sunset Special

Divers Night

Play Station Tournament

DVD Night

Drinkers Dream 
Sunset Special
Papas Bar 2 Papas Bar
Papas Bar 2
Papas Bar 2 Papas Bar Papas Bar 2 Papas Bar Papas Bar
Papas Bar 2
Thursday 22nd
Sunset Special Buy 2 get 1 FREE (All Drinks)
Drinkers Dream  Buy 1 get 1 Free until 11pm
(Excluding hard liqueurs)
Kitchen Korner

Batinjan (Aubergine Stew)

300g (10oz) lamb chops and boneless lamb cubes
3 medium aubergines sliced
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
400g (14oz) tin chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato puree

2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garam masala
1.2 litre (2 pints) boiling water
3 tablespoons oil, for frying
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Trim and wash meat, place in medium saucepan and cover with boiling water (meat must be completely covered). Boil for 5 minutes with lid uncovered. Drain meat and discard water. Slice the aubergines about 1cm (½ inch) thick and fry using 2 tablespoons of oil until golden brown. Drain and set aside. In a medium saucepan place 1 tablespoon of oil. Place on medium heat and fry onions and garlic until slightly brown. Add meat and fry together for 1-2 minutes. Pour boiling water, cover pan and boil for 30 minutes on medium heat. Now add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, lemon juice, salt and garam masala. Add the aubergines to the pan, cover and boil for 15 minutes on medium heat, then stir gently, simmer for a further 15 minutes. Serve hot with rice, salad or bread.

Easy Summer Dessert - Peaches in Red Wine

Ripe peaches (washed)
Red Wine

Slice the washed and dried peaches into a large serving bowl. Pour on the red wine until it covers the peaches. Refrigerate for a few hours until you are ready to serve.

Tip of the week:
If you can't find sour cream at the supermarket, use 1 can of cream (eg. Nestle or Puck) and two plain youghurts mixed together!

Job Title: Sales Person
Qualities: Real Estate Sales - experience and languages
Location: El Gouna
Job Title: Personnel Assistant NEW!
Languages: German & English
Location: Hurghada
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 / Rent
10 Pedigree German Shepard puppies for sale (available at the end of June). Please contact: Dionne 012 476 0234. Hurghada. Fresh Italian pasta to order. Please contact: Injy 012 371 4861 (Hurghada)
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
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.
Qualified Hairdresser wanted. English & German languages. Full-time. Accommodation and board included. Female Masseuse wanted. Part-time. Please contact: Heidi 012 255 8095. Hurghada.
Used Air conditioning:Split level.Please contact Kareena at 065 443 033 extension 103

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

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