The Red Sea Newsletter Issue VII

Packed full of information, articles, advertisements,
jobs and hints & tips for easy living in The Red Sea!

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What's On
Your essential entertainment guide to what's on in The Red Sea.
Local News
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Parents & Kids Guide
Bored of watching the telly or hitting the beach? Find out what there is to do in your area for you and the kids!
Hundreds of local jobs, updated every week, plus on-line CV database and nationwide vacancy search. Jobs available in the Red Sea:
Job Title: Diving Instructor / Dive Guide
Job Title: Desert Guide
Job Title: Underwater Videographer
Job Title: Senior Designer

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Kids Karate Club:
Tuesday & Friday: 5:30-6:30pm
Women's self defence:
Tuesday: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Adult Karate: Beginner level
Tuesday: 8:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 pm
Instructor Hussien 012 7969454
Alla's Studio - Kota's Mall Opposite Marlin Inn

Features & Articles
To Insure or not to insure?

Surely that is the question that must be on a lot of peoples mind when they leave their country of residence and come to live in the Red Sea. Unfortunately there is a large percentage of the local expatriate population that does not have medical cover; be it diving insurance or full medical. Some are covered medically in their country of origin but do not know the details regarding their cover in Egypt.
Tourists on package deals to Egypt tend to take out a holiday insurance that will cover then for the duration of their stay.
In the past there have been a number of unfortunate accidents involving expatriates who have not been covered by medical insurance and have faced huge bills for their treatment. Medical care in Egypt is private i.e. you need to pay hospitals and doctors and it does not come cheap.
To quote the lonely planet guide “if you are planning to travel for a long time, the travel insurance may seem very expensive but if you can’t afford it, you won’t be able to afford to deal with a medical emergency overseas”(1)
Many reputable diving related employers expect their staff to be covered for diving related accidents. Few employers demand medical cover or indeed offer it and as such it can be viewed as an unnecessary expense and hassle that is not required. Until the day that something happens.

In this day and age lack of communication or information can no longer be excused. There are Internet cafes dotted around Sharm, Safaga and Hurghada, Mobile telephones and fax machines.

Insurance is always a gamble - will you need it or won’t you need it? Yes it is expensive and yes you may not need it but do you have another safety net?

Things that you should know
Who will pay for you to be transported home for treatment?
Does DAN cover accidents and illness that are not diving related?
Will you be treated locally or is there an evacuation option?
Are you covered in Egypt?
Will you need to pay up front for the treatment or does the insurance pick up the bill straight away?
Who do you call?
International Health Insurance
1- Lonely Planet – Egypt - 1999  

Local News

According to One Million Show Up for Government-Sponsored Anti-War Protest in Egypt

There have been few demonstrations in the Arab world against a U.S.-led military attack on Iraq, but on Wednesday Cairo was the scene of an anti-war protest that attracted an estimated one million people. The demonstration one of the largest in recent years in Cairo, was staged by Egypt's government. Not only did Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's ruling National Democratic Party sponsor Wednesday's protest, members of the party, including the minister of information, marched with the protesters.


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What's On

POSTPONED till further notice: Carnival & Costume Party at Villa Kunterbunt, Hurghada.

Cinema Moonlight
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
From Wednesday 5th March
Harry Potter

The follow-up to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone finds young wizard Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) facing new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they try to discover a dark force that is terrorizing the school. 2 hrs 41 min.
Shows at 6:30 PM and 9:30


Parents & Kids Guide

A really easy treat for the whole family that doesn't break the bank!
Chocolate Crunchies

200 gm Cooking chocolate
Local cornflakes

Melt the chocolate in a bowl that is placed on a pan of boiling water, be careful not to let any water get to the chocolate as it will spoil it. The same goes for over heating it. ( you can easily melt chocolate in the microwave)
Once it has melted stir in the chosen cereal untill it is all coated, then place on grease proof paper to cool in the fridge. If there is any left over store in an airtight container. Have fun and eat it quickly as it has a tendency to disappear!

For Sale
Hewlett Packard Deskjet 690C Colour Photo Printer. 250 LE. Please contact : Margaret Guenena 065 442566 or 012 381 2137. Hurghada. Medium Seaquest Balance Wings, Integrated BCD. Good condition. $150 o.n.o. Please contact: Lisa or Paul
012 718 1297. Hurghada.
Small Technisub open heel fins. Orange. $20. Please contact: Lisa or Paul 012 718 1297. Hurghada. Mares pocket weight belt, size m-l, 5 pockets. Good as new. $25 o.n.o. Please contact: Lisa or Paul
012 718 1297. Hurghada.
Sony Play Station & Many Games. Please contact: Morgan 012 7372127. Hurghada. Cressi Sub Frog Fins. Small. Please contact: Injy 065 440685. Hurghada.
For Rent
One bedroom flat in quiet building and in central location. A/C, satellite TV, telephone & balcony. Please contact : 012 227 9135. Hurghada.
Nursery School Assistant to work part-time (afternoons), leading to full-time, in British run nursery. Must speak good English. Please contact : Sue 065 447314. Hurghada. Seeking French Tutor for evening sessions. Please contact Anja by e-mail: [email protected] (Hurghada).

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