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26/11/2007
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Spend Christmas in Marsa Alam!
Two Czechs build first ever under-sea sundial in Red Sea
Naked diver is making a splash
Egypt and Brazil ‘top’ for 2008
Make them laugh
Omar Samra
Red Sea Beaches
whats on, whats new
Villa Kunterbunt: Nicholas Day
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
Escape to Soma Bay
amusement
Crafts: Paper Star Frame
Nutrition Facts: Green Peas
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Two Czechs build first ever under-sea sundial in Red Sea

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Sundial
Sundial

Josef Dvorsky, Czech yacht sailor, seafarer and diver, and clockmaker Petr Weiss have installed the first ever under-sea sundial on the bottom of the Red Sea, Dvorsky told CTK Friday.

Having manufactured the sundial in the Czech Republic they transported it along an ancient sea route aboard the ship Princess to the Siyul Kabira island belonging to Egypt.

"We did not chose this place by coincidence. The small lagoon into which we placed the sundial forms the optical centre of the world of local coral barriers. It is full of beautiful and well-preserved corals, and last but not least a place where leopard sharks often rest", Dvorsky said.

Sharks will thus become the guardians of this unique watch, a symbol of eternity and order, Dvorsky said.

Dvorsky and Weiss are going to return to their work regularly to see how the nature has incorporated it into the under-sea world of corals.

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Naked diver is making a splash

Breaking three world records in as many days is beyond the dreams of most talented athletes.

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Sara Campbell
Sara Campbell

So when Sara Campbell did just that - after less than a year’s training as a free diver - she couldn’t believe her luck.

It was an amazing accomplishment for the pretty blonde who moved from London to the coastal city of Dahab, Egypt, three years ago.

Sara, 35, says:“Now I’ve got three world records as well as a Gold for the UK in the World Championships in Sharm el-Sheikh last month.”

The extreme sport of free diving was first popularised in Luc Besson’s smash 1988 film, The Big Blue.

Contestants dive as deeply as possible in a number of categories, including constant weight, free immersion and no fins – for which Sara has world records of 90m, 81m and 56m respectively.

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Egypt and Brazil ‘top’ for 2008

The best overseas investment destinations for 2008 are Egypt and Brazil, according to one expert...

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Egypt & Brazil
Egypt & Brazil

With Christmas looming, many in the overseas property industry generally take stock of the year to date and look at the factors that have attributed to hopefully a successful year, but perhaps more importantly they look towards the New Year and the markets that are going to catch the buying public’s attention. Anthony Fernandes, Managing Director of SPC overseas looks at future trends and makes his own predictions.

Anthony says, “The ‘best place’ to invest, depends on so many factors of course; available liquid funds, financial leverage, time frame for investment, the requirement for immediate rental income and attitude to risk, topping the bill. However, let’s look at what is happening in the UK market first. The UK market is predicted to take a down turn, but despite this unwelcome news, this is likely to have a positive affect on the overseas market.

Egypt is a growing force that will continue to perform well; property here is easily affordable and Red Sea coast destinations such as Hurghada and Sharm el Sheik provide superb holiday destinations with unlimited amenities, thus making them an ideal location for those wanting a holiday home but with the added bonus of generating a rental income.

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Make Them Laugh

Egyptian-American funnyman Ahmed Ahmed abandons the silver screen to front the "Axis of Evil"* (*the comedy troupe, that is)

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Axis of Evil

"Axis of Evil"

As an Arab-American raised in the United States, Ahmed Ahmed has one big problem: his name. True, the Egyptian-born entertainer’s first break in Hollywood came with a handful of stereotypical roles (the obligatory terrorist or sleazy rich prince), but he soon realized he would never succeed as a mainstream actor — not with his Eastern looks and a name like Ahmed Ahmed.

Always seeing the humorous side of things, Ahmed decided to try a new track: standup comedy. He went from struggling typecast actor to struggling standup. But after teaming up with Iranian Maz Jobrani and Palestinians Aron Kader and Dean Obeidallah to form the Axis of Evil Comedy Troupe, Ahmed’s career took off, and took the US by storm. With glowing reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, CNN and The View, Ahmed and his troupe found fame literally overnight with their hilarious segments criticizing the stereotypical post-9/11 mania gripping the Western world. Scoring unparalleled success across America, the Axis of Evil tour, which also takes jabs at Arabs for their lifestyles and insecurities, arrives in Cairo next November as part of its new Middle East tour.

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Omar Samra
The first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest, Omar Samra says the real challenge wasn’t the climb — it’s convincing people that his adventures haven’t ended
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Omar Samra

Omar Samra

After nine weeks in freezing conditions, clambering up and down increments of the world’s tallest mountain, from base camp to base camp, 12.5 kilos lighter and with a hemorrhage behind his eye, Omar Samra reached the summit of Mount Everest. It was 9:49am on May 17. After trekking to the height of 8,848 meters, navigating perilous ridges and vertical ice walls, Samra did what just about everyone does upon reaching a destination safely after a long trip. He called home.

“The first person that I called was my brother, but he didn’t answer,” Samra says. “Actually, I called him twice. He didn’t pick up. [Then] I called my mom and she picked up, as soon as I started to speak I started to cry. [] I remember my mother gave the phone to my brother and we spoke for a bit. The most important thing they said was, ‘We’re very proud of you, but you need to focus on getting down.’ And that brought me back to reality for a little bit. The point is to get back, it ends when I’m back down, and it’s not over yet. I still had to get off the mountain.”

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Red Sea Beaches
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Red Sea Beaches
 
Sharm El Naga
Sharm El Naga

For the growing number of those who choose to spend their Red Sea holidays in small downtown hotels or in rented flats or houses which most likely don't have direct access to a beach, there are a number of nice public beaches open all year round. Each week we will present u one of the most popular ones.

Sharm El Naga
Around 40 km. south of Hurghada, this isolated paradise has a white sandy bay with a house reef filled with corals and colorful fish. Popular with sun worshippers and snorkeling fans. Apart from a large swimmingpool and the playground keeping your children busy, the beach is well suited for everyone as the water is shallow and the sandy ground is safe and flat. If you are thirsty or hunger strikes, there's a variety of chilled drinks, sandwiches and other snacks to choose from at the Beach Bar.

Sharm El Naga is worth a full day visit, and although most tour operators offer an organized excursion, often combined with a desert safari, it's also possible to reach it with a taxi hired in Hurghada.
Showers, bathrooms, umbrellas, sunbeds are available.

 
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Villa Kunterbunt: Nicholas Day
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Nicholas Day

Nicholas Day

Intercultural Party for kids and adults
Thursday the 6th of December 2007 at 5 p.m.

- No entrance fee

Enjoy the buffet:
- Kids up to 8 years buffet free
- From 9 - 14 years 25 LE.

Enjoy performance shows of different schools of the Red Sea

For more details please call Barbara on 0101232354


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Spot Local Corporate Blogging
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Corporate Blogging

Corporate Blogging

Spot Local have been updating their own corporate blog which can now be viewed by clicking on the link spotblog The aim is to add interesting topics for our subscribers and to keep this updated weekly.


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The idea of blogging has been around now for a couple of years the most popular sites being Myspace, Yahoo 360, Blogger and Facebook. Now corporate companies are building blogs aimed at attracting additional advertising for low revenue expenditure.