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Truth About Becoming Rastified!
By the Pange
Eleven days ago I had an urge to do these cool looking
braid thingys, so I just did it! BUT here's my advice
for anyone who wants to go for the rastification look:
Don´t freak out and take them apart on the first
night!! You will feel uncomfortable & itchy ...
actually, this feeling doesn´t really go away,
but you will get used to it!
Wash your rastas! For the first 5 days after having
the rastas put in I didn´t wash my hair as I was
completely confused by the advice of my friends. Half
told me to wash them, the other half said, "No
way". In the end I took the plunge and washed them
... after washing you will feel slightly more
comfortable. My washing tip - use a baby shampoo as
the suds rinse out more easily, and massage your scalp
while you're at it.
Make sure the color of extensions suits you! I chose
a very light yellow, which I thought would make lovely
highlights, but in the end, with a head full of yellow
extensions, I just look like one big banana walking
down the street!
If available use extensions made with real or synthetic
hair. My extensions are a synthetic/wool mix which are
really nasty to sleep on at night, I literally feel
like a human mop, they feel like a hat I just want to
take off all the time, and forget about cuddling with
anyone - these rough, hard antennas on your head are
just a turn off!
My last tip - bring along alot of food and activities
when having the rastas put in. I was sitting on the
ground for 7 hours while this man pulled and tugged
on my hair - I was starving and sooooooo bored! After
all that I was the definition of "grumpy"!
is the expected life time of the average rasta?
1 - 2 months
How long will I keep mine?
They will be removed tonight because they are driving
me nuts (a total of 11 days)
it worth it?
It looks really cool, but mama mia it is so annoying!
I recommend it?
Yes .... if you have patience!
I do it again?
for a cool party - maximum 3 days - but if my real hair
is destroyed I´ll never do it again.
Does it destroy your real hair?
I hope not, but I will see tonight ....
what condition is Pangie's "real" hair in,
does she have ANY left?!*! Find out in the next issue!
was our BIG night out – “the girls”
were hitting the town! We entered the disco to loud
music and flashing lights … and the hotel animation
team dancing to the birdy song!! This was the Marlin
Inn Mini Disco!!
evening started with the very enthusiastic animation
team encouraging a group of 2 to 11 year olds to dance,
some of which were doing so with much enthusiasm, and
some, like my 2 year old daughter, which were a little
bemused. The dancing was followed by a few games, which
included hide-and-seek and musical chairs, before the
lights came on and we all headed home … and were
in bed by 9pm!!
Marlin Inn Mini Disco (Hurghada) takes place every evening
at 7.30pm and is something else to considering doing
with your children … sit back, relax and laugh
for an hour, while they bop, play or just gorpe!
Day In The Life Of …
Mohammed Ahmed and Oscar, his Camel, work at the Hilton
Resort, Hurghada, providing camel rides along the beach
to tourists and residents alike.
time do you work on the beach?
We are on the beach from 10am to 4pm each
much does Oscar eat and drink each day when he
He can eat up to 20kgs of grass per day and
drink up to 30 liters of water a day when it is
hot! So quite a lot!!
old is Oscar?
He is 15 years old now. He will be able to work
until he is about 25 years old, until knee problems
prevent him from further work. Camels working on the
beach are prone to knee problems as they get up and
down so many times a day! During the peak season he
can give up to 70 rides a day! In the low season this
can be a few as 10 rides per day.
much does a camel cost to buy?
About 3,000LE. But a working camel can cost up to
all camels bite?
When a camel is just a baby you can tell if they
will be a “biting” camel or not. If they
bite you when you touch them they will always bite!
These camels are no good for working on the beach.
long can a camel go without water for in the desert?
They can go without water for about 10 days.
in Marine Park Fees?
word on the street is that Marine Park Fees are to be
increased from $2 to $3 per person. We are trying to
confirm that this will be the case and if so, when this
will take place. Look out for the next Newsletter for
IS the Metro Center going to be opened?!! The last we
heard, it was to open in January 2003 - well, we're
nearly into February, so that can't be the case. We
haven't been able to get a firm date for the opening,
but we'll keep trying and as soon as there is any more
news, it will appear in this Newsletter first!
The Moonlight Cinema in Hurghada shows
films every night at 6.30pm, 9.30pm and 12.30am and
the films are changed each Wednesday. The cinema usually
shows one English film and one Arabic film simultaneously,
however, there are occasions when only Arabic films
are shown. This usually happens during the summer months
and when an important Muslim holiday is taking place.
new disco has recently opened in the Ali Baba Palace
Hotel, Hurghada, and features, for the first time in
Egypt, a "foam" disco. The Black Out
is open every Tuesday evening from 10pm onwards. If
you have had first hand experience of the foam, please
email us with your views at email@example.com.
Eid Al-Adha ("The Feast of the Sacrifice")
takes place on the tenth of Dhu Al-Hijja of the Islamic
calendar, and commemorates Abraham's willingness and
obedience to sacrifice his son Ishmael to God (and God's
mercy in substituting a lamb for Ishmael). This feast
is part of the Haj and for those on the Hajj, and for
many others, the day begins with the sacrifice of an
animal in commemoration of the Angel Gabriel's substitution
of a lamb as Abraliam's sacrificial obligation. One-third
of the meat is given to the poor, with the remainder
shared with neighbors and family members. This holiday
is then celebrated in much the same way as Eid Al-Fitr
- with good food, gifts for children and general merrymaking.
& Kids Guide
Mothers & Toddlers Group
Bees Nursery, located next to the Oasis apartments on
Central Street in Hurghada, holds a Mothers & Toddlers
group every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm. This is a
good opportunity to meet other mums and have a natter,
while the children amuse themselves. If you would like
to attend, just turn up or call Sue at the nursery on
: 065 447314.
Intercontinental Hotel Playground
Intercontinental Hotel, Hurghada, has a great playground
for children which can be used by local residents
at a cost of 10LE per day per child. The playground
has a large area for children to run around in and
has a number of swings, slides, see-saws and play
houses, all of which are in good condition. There
isn't much shade provided though, so do remember
hats and suntan lotion. However, a big advantage
of the playground is that it is grass, which makes
a nice change to sand! There is also a lovely dolphin
shaped swing especially for babies - the only "real"
baby swing we have located, so far, in Hurghada.
Inn Mini Disco
Marlin Inn Hotel, Hurghada, holds a mini disco every
evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. The dancing and games
are lead by the hotel's enthusiastic animation team.
See Features & Articles
for more information.
in the next issue ....
hotel with choo-choo train, playground AND zoo!
A review of the Marine Club (Hurghada) playground
review of the Sindbad Hotel (Hurghada) playground