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Christmas Recipe: Roasted Turkey
Hurghada's blooming stars
Months after mummy claim, DNA science still lags
Top Model of the World 2007
Extreme New Year's Resolution
Surprise Finds at Egypt Temple "Change Everything"
Red Sea Beaches
whats on, whats new
Spot Local Corporate Blogging
Escape to Soma Bay
amusement
Crafts: Sweater Mittens
Nutrition Facts: Cinnamon
classifieds
English girl looking for employment
Nintendo Wii for sale
Fiat for Sale

 
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Christmas Recipe: Roasted Turkey

Christmas Recipes
 
Roasted Turkey
Roasted Turkey

"This is an easy and delicious recipe for a turkey that is perfectly browned on the outside while being both tender and juicy on the inside!"

Ingredients

• 1 (12 pound) whole turkey
• 3/4 cup olive oil
• 2 tablespoons garlic powder
• 2 teaspoons dried basil
• 1 teaspoon ground sage
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
• 2 cups water

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Clean turkey (discard giblets and organs), and place in a roasting pan with a lid.

2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, dried basil, ground sage, salt, and black pepper. Using a basting brush, apply the mixture to the outside of the uncooked turkey. Pour water into the bottom of the roasting pan, and cover.

3. Bake for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh measures 82 degrees C. Remove bird from oven, and allow to stand for about 30 minutes before carving.

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Hurghada's blooming stars

Culture and Entertainment in Hurghada

Community contributions
 
Hurghada's blooming stars
Hurghada's little stars

Luckily for us Hurghadians, we have Barbara, Thomas and Alla from Villa Kunterbunt, plus countless other parents and teachers who help mold our children and give them an opportunity to express themselves with dance, singing and general entertainment.

Many thanks from all of us locals for your contributions to the community. I personally hope to see my daughter on stage one day as well :)

Click on the picture to watch the videos.

To see Christmas Dinner Menue of Bordiehn's Restaurant at Villa Kunterbunt, please click here.

To find out what is served on New Year's Eve, click here.


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Months after mummy claim, DNA science still lags

News
 
Mummy
Mommy of Queen Hatchepsut

Months after Egypt boldly announced that archeologists had identified a mummy as the most powerful queen of her time, scientists in a museum basement are still analyzing DNA from the bald, 3,500-year-old corpse to try to back up the claim aired on TV.

Progress is slow. So far, results indicate the linen-wrapped mummy is most likely, but not conclusively, the female pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled for 20 years in the 15th century BC.

Running its own ancient-DNA lab is a major step forward for Egypt, which for decades has seen foreigners take most of the credit for major discoveries in the country.

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Top Model of the World 2007

Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel hosts elections to Top Model of the World on January 18, 2008 with a week-long program of festivities

News
 
Top Models
Top Models

The Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel, Red Sea, will host Hurghada's next mega event: The final elections to the Top Model of the World 2007, with top models from 50 nations flying in from around the world to contest for the prestigious title.

The Top Model of the World pageant is an international quest for the ultimate model who is independent, talented and fashion conscious. Held under the auspices of the World Beauty Organization (WBO), 2008 will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Top Model of the World. The contest has been held in countries around the world, most recently in Kunming, China.

Top models from countries such as Austria, America, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bosnia Herzegovina, China, Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, England, Egypt, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lebanon, Martinique, Netherlands, the Middle East, Margarita Island, Malta, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Switzerland, Trinidad Tobago, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Wales and Zimbabwe will participate in the 2008 event.

The event will enjoy extensive media coverage by both local and international press and TV stations such as from Germany (RTL, Pro7, FAB), Brasil, Armenia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey, Kazakhstan as well as Fashion TV, and it will be a great catalyst to showcase and put Egypt on the world map.

An accommodation package has been tailored to guests who would like to make the Red Sea their next stop and enjoy this event live: For EUR 114.00 per person guests will stay overnight in a Deluxe Sea View double room on half board basis and gain free admission to the Top Model of the World 2007 finals on January 18th, 2008. Airport transfers, welcome drink, fruit basket in the room upon arrival and VIP treatment are included. For more information please click here.

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Extreme New Year's Resolution

Toronto couple cycling from Cairo to Cape Town

Article
 
Tour d'Afrique
Tour d'Afrique

Debra and Dave Bouskill made a New Year's resolution last year - to race in the 2008, 120-day Tour d'Afrique. The 12,000 km race, which starts Jan 12, will challenge cyclists with extreme terrain, including the crocodile-inhabited shores of the Nile River, the sands of the Sahara desert, the elephant highway in Botswana and the mountains of Kenya. In the process, the couple will raise money to support development projects in the countries they travel through.

"We are adventure travelers who want to push ourselves to the limit, both physically and mentally, while experiencing the great cultures of the world," said Deb Bouskill. "We also like to share our experiences with others."

Throughout the Tour D'Afrique, Deb and Dave will document their grueling journey using video and photography. They will regularly update their website,
www.theplanetd.com. Supporters of their trip are asked to donate to Plan Canada, an international development agency that works to improve the lives of millions of children and their families in 49 countries around the world. On rest days, the Bouskills will visit various Plan projects along the
route.

To prepare for this adventure, Deb and Dave's year-long training regime included 240 km rides on weekends and daily 2-hour spinning workouts. "We've done more than 36,500 sit-ups this year," said Dave Bouskill. "Even packing for the race is a challenge since all our gear must fit into a pouch the size of a recycling blue box."

Deb and Dave's post-race celebration will include a few days of R&R,
followed by a climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

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Surprise Finds at Egypt Temple "Change Everything"

A series of surprising discoveries has been made at the foot of Egypt's famous Temple of Amun at Karnak, archaeologists say

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Egypt Temple
Egypt Temple

The new finds include ancient ceremonial baths, a pharaoh's private entry ramp, and the remains of a massive wall built some 3,000 years ago to reinforce what was then the bank of the Nile River.

A host of other artifacts, including hundreds of bronze coins, has also been found. Together the discoveries are causing experts to reconsider the history of the largest religious complex from ancient Egyptian times.

Archaeologists are particularly intrigued by the discovery of the embankment wall, which they say is the first evidence that the Nile once ran alongside the temple.

The elaborate shrine to the god Amun-Re covers about 200 acres (81 hectares) near the present-day city of Luxor and sits 650 feet (200 meters) from where the river runs today.

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Red Sea Beaches
El Gouna
Red Sea Beaches
 
Zeytuna Beach
Zeytuna Beach

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.

Zeytuna Beach
Zeytuna beach isn't a huge beach with a lot of frills. It is just a nice small beach where you can go and relax. It is on an island so you have to take the water taxi from the Sultan Bey Hotel downtown, or walk across the footbridge by the Hill hotel.

The beach is nice and sandy and there are plenty of beach chairs with umbrellas that will give you shade and privacy. There is a great volleyball court with an omnipresent camel next to it. You can rent the camel for a negotiatable price if you want, 15 Pounds for a half an hour is fair. There are also a few horses you can rent if you want.

The bar features a good selection of cocktails and has standard beach food, sandwiches and pizza. There are also a few shops where you can buy cheesy tourist fodder or get a chic henna tattoo.

The water at Zeytuna is lovely, crystal clear and a beautiful blue/green. There is a dock that extends way out into the water, and for good reason. About 10 feet out it is deep enough to swim, but past that it is shallow and rocky, so you have to go to the end of the dock if you want to do more than just float in the water. At the end of the dock is a nice diving platform too.

Zeytuna Beach is also the home to a number of nice late night beach parties with authentic Turkish food, a DJ and a bonfire, definitely worth checking out.

 
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Spot Local Corporate Blogging
News
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.


Topics

Living in Hurghada - Dinner at Bordiehns Restaurant/Villa Kunterbunt ... read more

Partner Portfolio - December 2007 ... read more

We invite you the subscribers to leave your comments
.

This concept as yet is an untapped source of advertising on the internet which is now gaining momentum.

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.

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Escape to Soma Bay
The Ultimate Resort Destination on the Red Sea.
Community News
Soma Bay
Soma Bay
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  • 9 hole Challenge course and golf academy
  • State of the art thalasso-therapy centre and spa
  • Luxurious treatments at our Leading Spa of the World
  • Superior diving and snorkeling at our spectacular house reef
  • World class water sports including sailing, wind and kite surfing
  • Pristine sandy beaches with stunning panoramic view
  • A choice of 5 star hotel resorts and fine cuisine
  • Day, weekend and weekly special rates for residents

    Visit our oasis of tranquillity, just 45 minutes south of Hurghada


    Tel: +20 65 354 2333
    Email: info@somabay.com
    www.somabay.com


amusement
 
Sweater Mittens

These mittens -- made from old sweaters that have been "felted" (shrunken into a dense, nonraveling material) -- are soft, toasty and very colorful

parents & kids
Sweater Mittens

Sweater Mittens

What you will need:

• Old wool sweater (use only 100 % wool)
• Paper and pencil
• Pins and scissors
• Yarn
• Tapestry or yarn needle

How to make it:

1. Wash the sweater in the hot cycle of your washer three or four times with regular detergent. Then pop the sweater into the drier for about 45 minutes, or until it shrinks and becomes feltlike in texture. Certain sweaters shrink better than others, and the drying time will vary depending on the sweater's thickness.

2. To make a mitten template, trace around one of your (or your child's) mittens, leaving an extra inch or so around the edge for sewing. Pin the template onto the felted fabric, then cut out four matching mitten shapes.

3. Pin two of the mitten sides together. Using a contrasting color of yarn, stitch around the edges (a blanket stitch, as used here, looks especially nice).

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Cinnamon
Nutrition Facts
Article

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Although available throughout the year, the fragrant, sweet and warm taste of cinnamon is a perfect spice to use during the winter months.

Cinnamon has a long history both as a spice and as a medicine. It is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, which is available in its dried tubular form known as a quill or as ground powder. The two varieties of cinnamon, Chinese and Ceylon, have similar flavor, however the cinnamon from Ceylon is slightly sweeter, more refined and more difficult to find in local markets.

Health Benefits

Cinnamon's unique healing abilities come from three basic types of components in the essential oils found in its bark. These oils contain active components called cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol, plus a wide range of other volatile substances.

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I am currently looking for employment in Hurghada

About me:
A versatile, motivated and results orientated 26 year old professional with sound administration skills who enjoys working on her own initiative and as part of a team. I have advanced knowledge of Word, Excel and extensive use of e-mail – Outlook and various internal systems.

Past employment:

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I have a one month notice period with my current employer, therefore once I find employment I can be in Hurghada within 5 / 6 weeks

For full CV and more information please contact me at:
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Nintendo Wii for sale
Hurghada
For sale
 
Wii
Nintendo Wii

Brand New in Box Nintendo Wii Game System for sale

• The basic package (Euro Version)
• 1 extra Wii Remote
• extra 1 Nunchuk
• Wii sports

Final price: 3500LE

Mobile: 0126792333


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Fiat for sale
Hurghada
For sale


Fiat Shahin model 1999 for sale.

• good condition
• a/c
• central lock
• pioneer cassette
• white colour
• red sea number

Please contact tel: 0105208368


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