The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 33
8th September 2003

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Cemtral Park - Hurghada_ Located near Rossi  in Zak Hotel

Central Park

Looking for a place to get away from it all? Central Park is the perfect place to relax and meet new, interesting people. Enjoy a fresh baguette sandwich & drink in a great atmosphere. Chat to your friends while sipping a cup of coffee in a comfy armchair. You simply must try the tiramisu!

Central Park Hours of Operation
9:00am - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Land line: +2 065 446012 / +2 065 446013 Mobile: +2 012 7454290

Central Park is located on Sheraton Road in the Zak Hotel. The Zak hotel is next to ROSSI Italiano Restaurant and PAPAS Bar across the street from Aqua Fun Hotel.


We started our evening out at the Sheraton Hotel Marina. From here we embarked for our island destination aboard comfortable Mahmya boats.

When we arrived at Mahmya about an hour later, we were welcomed at the beach bar with drinks. We sipped our drinks while enjoying the beauty of the clear water and golden sand.

Dinner was served in the panoramic restaurant and Mahmya's elite service standard was shown once again in the gourmet meal.

From the panoramic bar, we enjoyed our Mahmya cocktail and watched the sunset. What unforgetable sunset scenery! We were sad to depart, but took some great island memories with us.

Starter: Crab, shrimp or lobster cocktail
Served with seafood salad.

First course: Grilled shrimp

Second course: Calamari served with French fries

Third course: Fish served with brown rice

Dessert: Fruit salad with ice cream
Tea and coffee

Mahmya's open bar serves beer,wine & soft drinks

Local News

The battle to save dogs from Cairo's streets

The happily yelping dogs saved from Cairo's cruel streets by Amina Abaza's shelter owe their much present well-fed state to a struggle the Egyptian animal lover had with a young boy trying to drown a mixed breed stray in a canal.

Abaza founded her Society for the Protection of Animal Rights shelter two years ago. The facility is still supported with money that the former journalist earns as a translator at Egyptian state television, along with donations and fees. At her shelter in Sakkarra, on the outskirts of Cairo, 30 dogs bark from their cages for attention and food from the one volunteer and four paid employees.

Some who have heard of the shelter bring dogs in and Abaza still picks up strays wherever she finds them. Shelter manager Lori Riley said dogs inevitably arrive thirsty, hungry and suffering many injuries. Once adopted by the shelter, they are bathed, vaccinated against serious diseases, given a name and put in a cage.

The World Society for the Protection of Animals estimated a few years ago that over 90 percent of Cairo's estimated 1.5 million dogs are strays. The society, an international organization that promotes animal welfare, estimates that 10,000 strays are shot each year in an Egyptian government campaign to control their numbers.

At Abaza's shelter, the dogs that are picked up are neutered, either at the shelter's clinic or a veterinarian's office, in a different approach to population control. Dogs suffering from incurable diseases are given lethal injections. According to Abaza, 45 stray dogs have found homes through the shelter. People who want to adopt from the shelter must first spend time with the animal and contribute to its upkeep at the shelter before taking it home. They also must convince shelter officials they can afford to care for a dog.


Keep your eyes open for the latest 'cooler lunchboxes'. These little lunch boxes are insulated and will keep your child's lunch cool until recess.

New from Nestle - 125ml yogurt drinks. These come in a variety of flavours and are the perfect size for your little ones. A yummy, nutricious addition.

MIB Womens Fashion

NEW! Pretty lingerie from Italy and Germany.

MIB Womens Fashion is offering a 15% discount on their summer collection for the month of September 2003. All pieces are original and only manufactured once!

MIB is next to “Villa Kunterbunt - Restaurant” in the Arabia and Arabella Hotel complex.

Open 6.00 P.M. - 10.00 P.M. Daily except Monday.

Kitchen Korner

Thai Coconut Curry

1 onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 chicken breasts, cubed
2 tablespoons* Red or Green Thai Curry Paste
1 3/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup pineapple tidbits
1/2 cup thinly sliced bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced bamboo shoots
1 tablespoon white sugar
salt to taste
handful of basil leaves for garnish

In a large wok or frying pan, add oil, onion, and garlic. Cook until onions are soft. Add chicken and stirfry for 3-4 minutes. Add Thai curry paste and stir well. Cook for another minute. Add coconut millk, pineapple tidbits, bell pepper, bamboo shoots, and white sugar. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until the chicken has cooked through completely. Season with salt. Serve on a plate of Jasmine or Basmati rice. Garnish with fresh basil leaves

*Use more or less curry paste according to taste. Some curry pastes can be quite spicy, so taste as you go.



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Job Title: Junior Designer
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Job Title: Secretary
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Diving Instructor wanted. French and German speaking to start immediately.
Office Assistant wanted for Diving Center. French essential, German/Italian desired. Good computer skills required.

Please contact: Seafari Hurghada at [email protected] or 010 101 3816

Looking for a FOOTBALL-TRAINER !!! We are 10 international boys between 6 and 10 years of age who play football once a week. Is there anybody in Hurghada who loves to play football and would like to coach us, show us some tricks, tell us the rules and have fun with us on the football court? We all speak English and Arabic and we are very enthusiastic about learning great football. Please call 444925 or 012 224 4041
Looking for a Music teacher. Samir (7 years) and Junis (almost 5 years) are looking for someone nice who loves music and kids. We would love to learn drums and/or guitar once a week. Just call our mum Kiki: 444925 or 012 224 4041
Cleaner wanted - 2 hours per day, 6 days per week. If you can recommend someone, please contact: Julie 447309. Hurghada.
For Sale/Rent

Apartment for rent in Abu Tig Marina, El Gouna. 114m², 1 bedroom, 1 guest/office room, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and living room. Wooden floors, fully furnished, A/C, 150 m² terrace overlooking the marina. Only for long term. Please contact : Roberta
012 222 3573.

Apartment for rent - two bedrooms, two bathrooms, American-style kitchen , livingroom, private roof terrace, air-conditioning and a lot more. Location - EL GOUNA, Abu Tig New Marina Town. For long-term rent. Please contact: Gamal Nassif [email protected]
120 DvDs for Sale. 10$ each. To be picked up in El Gouna. Please contact :
012 222 3573.
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