The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 45
1st December 2003

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by Hoda Mansour

"My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia." Dame Edna Everage

Someone said El Gouna is like a bus stop. For others, it’s like being in transit. People come and others go. Their seasons and reasons for migration vary but their incentive for staying are more or less the same. They have found their family? For those of us who are left behind, it is very hard for us to reconcile ourselves to saying goodbye. Unfortunately this is the way it is and this Friday we will have to say farewell to some of the most cherished members of our "family" who will be going back home to their "real" families and the "real" world.

Goodbye to Chris Theodore Stayte, Australia (El Gouna International School), Hayley Norton, Australia (Barten and Babysitter Extraordinaire) , Ryan Potts, Australia (Mocean Engineer), Altug, Turkey (Captain of MV/TNTT), Gerben Post, The Netherlands (Dive instructor, TGI Diving) and, sorry, Mike Johnson, South Africa, wish you hadn’t missed this one!

Safe Journeys and may the wind be always at your back.

LE 195.00 per night/per person with a 3 night stay

Abo Nawas Resort ****
Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt

Abo Nawas is a 4 star world class resort with 160 rooms and suites, all of them overlooking the magnificent crystal clear Red Sea (a Nature Preserved area).

The resort was built in a authentic Nubian & Arabic design with its dome ceilings and stone archways to allow you the feeling you have gone back in time to a far away land.

Abo Nawas Resort is in a pristine area in Marsa Alam, Egypt close to all the special dive sites, with its exclusive 300 meter private beach and its well preserved offshore reefs.

Enjoy the panoramic views of the area, view the beautiful sunrise from the sea or the incredible sight of sunset on the beautiful dessert platos and mountains.

You can choose between quiet relaxation or an endless choice of recreations and excursions.
Your dream vacation starts only 20 minutes from the Marsa Alam International Airport!
Tel: (02) 012 243 9950 /51/52/53/54
Fax: (065) 444 463

What's On ...

... in Hurghada

Bring & Buy Sale

Looking for something special, want to buy something for Christmas? Have something you want to sell?

Then come along to the Bring & Buy sale on
Saturday 13th December
at 2pm
at Villa No. 2, New Touristic Center, opposite Al Mashrabeya Hotel (follow the balloons!)

If you have something you want to sell - clothes, toys, household items, etc. - bring it along marked with your name and the price and we will sell it for you ... for free!

... in Cairo

The Nile Hilton Charity Bazaar

The Bazaar will take place on Saturday 6th December in the Nile Hilton Gardens from 11am to 3pm. The Bazaar proceeds go to Upper Egypt Charities. Entrance tickets
(15 LE) are available on the door.

... in Alexandria

Arabic Music Festival

In co-operation with the Cairo Opera House, the Biblotheca Alexandrina is hosting the Arabic Music Festival on 2nd December at 8pm in the Great Hall.

Parents & Kids Guide


Job Title: Office Assistant
Languages: English and German
Location: Hurghada
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For Sale/Rent
Apartment for sale in Moubarak 2 area, Hurghada. Fully furnished, 1st floor flat with 3 bedrooms. A/C, satellite TV, telephone and automatic washing machine. Please contact : 012 747 2899
For rent or sale. El Hadaba area, close to the International Telephone Central, quiet 82 sqm furnished flat, 3rd floor with lift, living area, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom with tub, balcony, satellite, TV. Rent 800 LE monthly or nearest offer. Contact Tel/Fax: 00 49 681 685 0407 or email [email protected]
Car for Sale - BMW 530i, 1988 (new model "1990"), full option, tax free car, technical and optical in a very good condition, 4500 Euro. Please contact : Chris 012 380 1551 [email protected]

Apartment for Sale in Abu Tig Marina (front line), El Gouna. For more information please contact: Roberta 012 2223573 or [email protected]

Villa for rent. Located in Old Vic, Hurghada. Next to Marriott Hotel with private beach. Three bedroom, three bathroom, kitchen, balcony overlooking the sea, living room and sattelite television. Fully furnished with A/C. Beach 20m away from terrace. Long and short term rental. Please contact: Tamim M. Kaddah 010 140 2878, e-mail: [email protected].

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]
German speaking Tour Leader wanted to start immediately. No experience necessary as training will be provided. Full time position. Please contact: Ashraf on
012 221 1642 or [email protected]. Hurghada.
Second hand dive computer wanted - preferrably Aladdin Pro but any make considered. Please call: Mark 012 356 8464. Hurghada.
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 
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