28/11/2005 Issue 149 Past Issues
 

Red Sea Newsletter

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Feature Article ...


KITESURFING HOLIDAY TO RAS SUDR

THE DESTINATION

The Suez Canal has been a source of wealth for Egypt for decades. This waterway, linking the Mediterranean with the Gulf of Aden, saved European seamen a lot of time and money on their trading voyages to Asia. About 80 km south of the Canal mouth, we have discovered a new source not yet a source of wealth but an oasis for windsurfers and kiters that is unequalled. Seldom has a spot made such a strong impression on us at first sight.

Admittedly, the infrastructure on this part of the coast is still relatively undeveloped and one has to put up with a 2.5-hour transfer. But the windsurfing and kiting conditions that await you are unique, not only for novices and intermediates but also for expert freeriders and freestylers.


images @ moonbeachretreat


THE SPOT

MAIN SPOT Let us commence with a summary of the advantages of the spot: steady sideshore wind with no turbulence, turquoise-coloured flat water, a 100 m touch-the-bottom area, the finest of sandy beaches and a coastal strip with no reefs or pebbles. Even dolphins like the outstanding beauty of this spot and sometime become windsurfers' and kitesurfers' playful companions.

THE LAGOON About a 20 minute walk up wind is a massive lagoon that is perfect for training. There is apply space, a huge area shallow flat water and a huge expanse of open beach.

THE WIND

As with all the Egypt resort the best wind if in the summer months between May and October. However, although the winter month generally do not provide enough power for the windsurfers you can kite here year around and should even get at least 3 to 4 days on the water during the off season.

The north to north-east wind blows sideshore to 35° sideshore and gains force during the morning, reaching its maximum by midday. So there's no need to hurry with breakfast. Towards the end of the afternoon, the wind generally dies down again. With a light breeze and flat water, the mornings offer ideal conditions for novices.

THE KITESURFING

Ras Sudr is one of the best spots in the world for kitesurfing instruction. Since the the beach is very wide and kilometres long, there is plenty of space for both training and freeride sessions.

More advanced kitesurfers can sail upwind and go on small excursions to numerous lagoons, which offer a wide variety of kitesurfing conditions because of the tides. Depending on the tide, there is a huge shallow-water area with a sandy bottom - no corals or rocks. The crystal-clear water glitters, and when the dolphins come to play, it makes for a truly unforgettable experience.


THE OTHER ACTIVITIES

The vicinity to Cairo naturally offers a unique opportunity to combine one's windsurf vacation with a trip to the sights in and around the capital of Egypt.

Depending on one's wishes, this programme can be limited to a day trip or can extend over several days. The pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum are only two of the sights around Cairo that should be mentioned here.

THE WINDSURFING

Ras Sudr is a perfect resort for a combination of both windsurfing and kiting.

THE NIGHTLIFE

Ras Sudr is certainly no party town. It is the ultimate dream spot for those who wish to spend most of their time on the water and enjoy the quiet, both onshore and offshore!

 

 
 
 
 
 

News

 

Xmas offers from Rita Fleurs

Rita Flowers in Downtown El Gouna offers the possibility to order your X-Mas tree from the Belgian Ardennes.

The Nordman Fir is a beautifully dense, symmetrical Christmas tree with glossy green foliage with a silver underside. It will retain its soft needles well into the New Year.

They come by airfreight, freshly cut the day before dispatch. Delivery in El Gouna between 10 and 15 December 2005. Orders with prepayment should reach latest November 26, 2005

Call Rita on 012/240 48 15 or
El Gouna Extension 2358

Missing - Please help!

 

Missing

Valentino our parrot is missing since Wednesday the 23th. of November and are last seen Thurthday the 24th of November in Turistic Center in Hadaba about noon.

We would be very happy if somebody found Valentino and made sure he came back to us.

Big Reward will be given to you if you find Valentino

Please contact

Sandy:
Tel: 3442070
Mobil: 0123459004
Parrot Valentino

 

 

 

 

 

 
El Gouna, The Red Sea's Premier Leisure Destination El Gouna, The Red Sea's Premier Leisure Destination

 

 
 
 
 

What's on ... in Hurghada

Santa is coming to town::VILLA KUNTERBUNT::6th of December 4pm::call 0101232354
 
 
 
     
   
 
 
 

Body & Soul

 

SINAI OPEN SKY RETREAT

Article found @ SUNEAST  TOURS

This trip has a very metaphysical focus, and people have reported emotional clearing and the shifting of consciousness. Many people have opened to their natural abilities and empowered and taken action in every area of their lives.

Sinai Open Sky Retreat is a holistic and soul recharging trip to the Sinai. It combines the desert and coastal environments, which provide perfect and tranquil environment for Yoga and meditation.

Highly experienced Yoga teachers will lead all Yoga, and meditation workshops, focusing on body, mind and spirit. You will be based partly in Dahab, practicing Yoga overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, and partly in the desert, experiencing Yoga in a most inspiring setting.

The desert houses some awesome natural plateaus smoothed and eroded by the wind, seemingly especially for Yoga practice.

Day 1:  

Arrival at Cairo airport meet & assist by our representative.
Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2:  

Long session meditation in The Great Pyramid , hydrotherapy treatments at spa and opportunity to buy the original Lotus perfumes, which was dressed by the ancient Egyptians.
Overnight in Cairo.

Day 3:  

Early morning after breakfast, drive from Cairo to Sarabit El Khadem one of the places in the desert where the Pharaohs were mining turquoise., via the Suez Canal tunnel, stopping at Hammam pharaoh (Pharaoh `s bath, Sulphur Springs) then visit The Temple of Hathor (the Goddess of love and joy). Lunch on route. Continue Saint Catherine .
Overnight in Saint Catherine.

Day 4:  

Breakfast at your hotel. Early morning trek to reach the amazing Sunrise on Moses Mountain . Visit St. Catherine Monastery , at midnight climbing the Mount Moses and witnessing the breathtaking sunrise from the top.

Day 5:  

Breakfast, visiting the Monastery of Saint Catherine , transfer to Dahab. Overnight in Dahab

Day 6 - 8:  

All your days in Dahab have a dynamic flow Yoga, powerful breathing, Meditation and evenings filled with laughter and dancing. A wonderful experience and a memorable holiday.
Dahab itself has grown out of a seventies resort and has managed to keep its bohemian atmosphere. It is excellent for snorkeling, diving, windsurfing and camel trekking, or for just "chilling out".
There will usually be two yoga classes per day (one day free) with meditation often included.

There will also be the unique opportunity to:
swim with a dolphin not in captivity
snorkel and dive in one of the most stunning coral reefs in the world - 'try dives' available
spend a night in the mountains on a yoga safari with the Bedouins
go horse back riding in the deserts and mountains on well cared for Arabian horses.

Day 9:  

Breakfast at your Hotel. Drive back to Cairo. Transfer to your Hotel.
Overnight in Cairo.

Day 10:  

Check - Out after breakfast. Transfer to Cairo international Airport for final departure.

Program Includes:
- 3 nights Hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis;
- 2 nights Hotel accommodation in Saint Catherine.
- 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Dahab.
- All the meditation programs.
- All transfers in Sinai, Dahab and Saint Catherine.
- English speaking guide (other languages available).
Not Included:

- Entry visa.
- Insurance of any kind.
- Extras of any kind.
- Any tips.

For More Information, Please visit www.suneasttours.com

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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PARENTS & KIDS

Busy Bees British Nursery School Hurghada ,

shall be starting a Friday School for extra tuition beginning Friday 18th November . Small classes of different age groups in English, Arabic & History.

The nursery shall also be running Saturday Music and Drama classes for all ages up to 16 and a special 4 week Art and Craft Classes making Christmas Cards and Decorations.


The Nursery School will hold again it's
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
on Thursday 1st December
between 2 and 4 p.m.
Cakes, cards, decorations and gifts, toys, books, clothes, etc. No entrance charge.

Together with a professional Music Teacher, Busy Bees is putting together a 100 piece choir called the Red Sea Singers. They are asking all nationalities, aged 10 years and over to come forward to join and practice once or twice a week.

As well as the Red Sea Singers, Busy Bees is setting up an Orchestra, which is also open to anyone over 10 years of age who can play an instrument. If you would like an audition, please call 010 249 0314.

Full details of all the above is available from Busy Bees, 383 Central Street or on 065 344 7314, 010 390 4691 or 010 308 3959.

 


 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

RECIPES

Pasta with peppers and anchovies cream

The pepper comes originally from Central America but it has become a base for the Italian cuisine. We have different varieties of peppers, some are square from Asti and Voghera; and the giant one from Napoli.


INGREDIENTS

  • Pasta 350 g
  • Anchovy filets 100 g
  • Whipping cream 100 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil 20 g
  • Chives 1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Red pepper 300 g

Suggested Wine
For this flavourful dish, we suggest a Cervaro della Sala Toscano or a Regaleali della Sicilia.

PREPARATION

1. Put peppers on a direct fire then when the skin becomes brown peel them. Blend 2/3 of the peppers with the heavy cream, anchovies, oil, salt and pepper. If the mixture is too liquid thicken it in a pan over low flame for a few minutes.

2. Cook the Pasta in plenty of salted water, drain it al dente and add to it the cream mixture. Stir and sprinkle the chives on top of it. Garnish with the remaining peppers cut in strips.

CHEF'S NOTE

Peel the peppers by keeping them on a live fire turning them around very often until the skin is burned, then put them under running water taking away the black part completely. After, clean the inside part.

 


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