Egypt, December 2008
My parents suggested to escape German winter into African sun and we decided to go to the Red Sea in Egypt. A nice resort close to Hurghada called Makady Beach was chosen and off we went.
We have a flight directly from Berlin. It is late morning and visibility is good.
It was a nice resort at the beach with fresh water pools (one of them heated) with pool bars and restaurants and build in oriental style
Hurghada is a very ugly little city with nothing interesting in it. We did a sight seeing tour and all we were shown was buildings under construction, unpaved and dirty roads, some shops and the beach.
I wanted to see the desert so I booked a trip into the desert on quads. We rode about one hour to a bedouin village, had a cup of tea, watched the camels and went back.
When in Egypt then visit Cairo. So I booked a flight from Hurghada to Cairo to see the Pyramids and Sphinx, Tutankhamun and the Citadel of Salah Al-Din. Great day. But I managed to leave the camera at home. So no pictures of the day.
The flight back was a day flight so I hoped to see a little bit of the desert, of Cairo and Alexandria and the Alps. But most of the time there have been clouds.
Berlin received us with snow and temperatures below freezing.