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Feature Article

Easter Traditions

Easter traditions differ around the world. Here are just a few of them.

Children in the United States and Canada say the Easter bunny or rabbit brings eggs at Easter. In Germany and England, they say the hare brings them. The hare looks like a rabbit, but it's larger, with longer ears and legs.

In Australia, rabbits are quite a nuisance as they are not native to the land. For this reason, there is an attempt being made to dub the Bilby as the the chief egg bringer of the land. For lack of a better description, the Bilby looks a bit like a cross between a mouse and a rabbit.

In Italy, Belgium and France, children say Easter eggs are brought by the church bells. There, church bells do not ring from Good Friday until Easter Sunday. Because of this, people say that the bells have flown off to Rome. As the bells fly back home for Easter, they drop colored eggs for boys and girls to find.

But there are more foods than eggs to enjoy on Easter!

People in Russia eat an Easter bread that is full of plump white raisins and tastes like cake. In some countries of Eastern Europe, people enjoy an Easter Cake called babka. It's shaped like a skirt -- babka means "little old woman". Easter cakes in Italy are shaped like a rabbit, which is a symbol of birth and new life and many other countries make cookies and cakes shaped like a lamb, a symbol of Jesus. Hot cross buns are another traditional Easter bread with icing in the shape of a cross.



 
 
 
 

News ...

 

Oldest-Ever Ship Remains Found PORT SAFAGA, EGYPT (AP) - The oldest remains of seafaring ships in the world have been found in man-made caves in the Egyptian desert at the edge of the Red Sea.

Florida State University professor Cheryl Ward said she has determined that wooden planks found in the caves are 4,000 years old - making them the world's most ancient ship timbers.

Shipworms that had tunneled into the planks indicated the ships had weathered a voyage of several months, likely to the fabled southern Red Sea trading center of Punt - a place 1,000 miles to the south - that is referenced in hieroglyphics on empty cargo boxes found in the caves, Ward said.

The ships were built at a shipyard along the Nile, disassembled and taken some 90 miles across the desert to Wadi Gawasis, a lagoon on the Red Sea, where the parts were reassembled and the ships launched, she said.

Along with the timbers and cargo boxes, they found stone anchors, pieces of storage jars and more than 80 coils of rope in the caves at the Wadi Gawasis site, which is a few miles south of the city of Port Safaga.

 

 

 

 

 

 
El Gouna, The Red Sea's Premier Leisure Destination
 
 
 
 

Whats on... in Red Sea / El Gouna

 


Yacht Rally To The Red Sea And Africa.

The 2006 Med-Red Rally sets sail in April 2006.


The 2006 Med Red rally offers 3 different and exiting sailing options:

Med Red Rally:
Pre Start: April 07, Marmaris, Turkey.
GRAND START: April 14, Tel-Aviv.
The 2006 Med-Red Rally sets sail in April from Marmaris Marina for Tel-Aviv, Port Said (with shore trip to Cairo and the Pyramids), the Suez Canal, Tawila Island, Abu Tig Marina in El-Gouna (with a 2 days shore trip to Luxor and the Nile), Sharm El-Sheikh, Ras Abu Zneima, Suez, Herzeliya.

if you want to explore...

Med Race:
Start: 14th April, Herzliya.
140 NM Professional Yacht Race under IRC rukes.

if you want to win...

Mini Med Red:
Start: 14th April, Tel-Aviv
Only 135 nm away from Tel-Aviv to Port Said.

if you want to have fun...

.....read more

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Body & Soul

SIMPLE SOOTHER

DANTIANS = the body's three reservoirs of energy, located between the eyes, the middle of the chest, and below the navel


Life is stressful, and it's not unusual to feel fearful or anxious on occasion. A common symptom is the sense that you are “not in your own skin.” This feeling is caused by your energy, or qi, rising up and out of your body, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In TCM, fear is believed to spring from the kidneys, and anxiety is thought to be a sign of disharmony between the kidneys and the heart. This simple centering practice creates harmony between the middle and lower dantians, which can keep you calm in times of stress.

This exercise is designed to ground your energy, bringing you back to earth by reconnecting you with your breath and your center, says Shoshanna Katzman, L.Ac., author of Qigong for Staying Young. Keep your eyes open throughout the exercise so that you are fully present in your body.

1 | choose a comfortable place to sit, preferably away from other people. Sit up straight and keep feet flat on the floor. Imagine, and feel, your feet being rooted and connected to the earth.

2 | place one hand on your chest (at your middle dantian) to nourish the energy of the heart, which “houses the mind.” Place your other hand on your belly just below your navel (at your lower dantian) to nourish the energy of the kidneys.

3 | begin taking slow, deep breaths; concentrate on your body expanding and contracting. Visualize your energy sinking lower and lower into your body. Breathing into the lower dantian strengthens kidney energy and helps release fear and anxiety. In doing so, you create more stability, becoming more centered and secure within yourself. Continue this breathing exercise for one to three minutes +.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Parents & Kids

 

Egg And Wooden Spoon Race

Teammates cheer each other on as they race to be first--while trying to avoid cracking under the pressure.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Raw eggs
  • Wooden spoons
  • Team flags or markers


HOW TO PLAY:

1. Each team stands in single file behind the starting line and opposite their respective flags, set in the ground about 5 yards away.

2. At the whistle, the first player in each line, balancing an egg on a spoon, races around his team's flag, then back to transfer the egg onto a spoon held by the next teammate. The recipient races to the flag, and the first runner hands his spoon to the third person.

3. The race continues until one team finishes the course. Anyone who drops an egg must run to the starting line for another before resuming.

 

 

 

 

 


Special Announcements :::April 2006 :::





Opening Hours
from 10 am - 2 am


Chill Out Music

Cool Drinks

Great Food

LADIES NIGHT
Every Saturday from 8 pm
Choose your real Cocktail from the menu.
Pay the first one and drink your favorite till midnight for free!

B R E A K F A S T @ 10 am - 01 pm
get it all day long, but in this time we serve
Italian coffee and tea as much as you can drink!

A F T E R W O R K @ 05 pm - 08 pm
for our hard working diving staff and their guests:
All pizza and pasta 50% off!

Also check our regular Menu for Breakfast, Salads, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta and Desserts
 
 
 
 
 

Recipes

 
Custom-Made Omelets
Kids will love to choose their own fillings for this classic egg dish. Encourage them to invent combinations. How about a jelly-filled omelet?
  • 1/2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • Salt and pepper

Fillings:

  • Grated cheese, such as Cheddar or Mozzarella
  • Crispy bacon pieces
  • Jam or jelly
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Cherry tomato halves
  • Diced green or red pepper
  • Cottage cheese, Boursin, or flavored cream cheese
  • Cooked chicken pieces
Step 1
In a large, nonstick frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat.

Step 2
Meanwhile, beat the eggs with a fork in a small bowl and stir in the water. Pour the egg mixture over the butter, swirling the pan gently to cover the surface evenly.

Step 3
Sprinkle the desired fillings over half of the omelet and cook for thirty seconds or so. Flip the opposite side over to form a semicircle. Cook until the eggs solidify, then serve. Makes one generous omelet.

 


 
 
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