08 avril 2011

There's always gonna be another mountain...

So where was I ?... Oh Yes, our trip to Dahab! What a great experience… When we arrived at our hotel on Tuesday 8 February, there were about ten guests, it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves… Because of what was happening in Cairo, tourists had fled and the hotel staff were feeling quite down. We even found out that most of the employees had been sent home. It was a weird feeling. However, the place was gorgeous and there wasn’t a single kid in the swimming pool… Bonus!        On Wednesday 9... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2010

If we took a holiday...

I’ve just come back from fantastic holidays in the Western desert, between Egypt and Libya. Marie, Marie-Christine, Mario and I started with El Alamein – where the Second World War famous battle took place. All the cemeteries and battle remains are quite depressing there but the Mediterranean seaside is gorgeous and you feel like you’re in some Caribbean island. Just for info, our guide told us that, to this day, Great Britain and Germany still refuse to pay for the mine clearance programme, which means a shocking 17 million landmines... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2010

Let's get physical...

Last Monday evening, I went to a spinning class with Isabelle and Mario, as I had not exercised since I arrived in Cairo and started to feel my belly touching my toes. At the time it sounded like a great idea. I don't know if anyone here has ever attended a spinning class, but my, it's killing! No, it's not about spinning around until you drop dizzy... it's about working out while cycling! Basically, you have to picture 20 to 30 odd people in a room, all cycling their fat away on exercise bikes, while an instructor asks them to stand... [Lire la suite]
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