Red Sea Newsletter
9th February 2004
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St. Valentine's Day, on 14th February,
contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient
One legend contends that Valentine was a priest
who served during the third century in Rome. When
Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made
better soldiers than those with wives and families,
he outlawed marriage for young men - his crop of
potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice
of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to
perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When
Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered
that he be put to death.
Other stories suggest that Valentine
may have been killed for attempting to help Christians
escape harsh Roman prisons. According to one legend,
Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting
himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine
fell in love with a young girl - who may have been
his jailor's daughter - who visited him during his
confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that
he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your
Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today.
Although the truth behind the Valentine
legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize
his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly,
romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle
Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints
in England and France.
Located in Aqaba
A new dive site for TEC divers in Aqaba.
Estimated to have sunk between 25 - 30
years ago, it is well colonised by hard
and soft corals. It is located between
35 - 57m. Much exploratory work needs
to carried out on it, but it will certainly
be an interesting dive for those experienced
and qualified for such dives.
Submitted by Al Cazar
Coach Quits After Cup Exit
coach, Mohsen Salah, announced his resignation
after his team drew 0-0 with holders Cameroon
and were knocked out of the African Nations
Cup on Tuesday.
Egypt had gone into the finals among the favourites
and opened with a 2-1 win over Zimbabwe in Group
C. However, they then lost 2-1 to a 10-man Algerian
team and needed a victory against Cameroon on
Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals.
On ... in Cairo
Espace Karim Francis is hosting Nora Bachel Exhibition
from 15th February (at 7pm) to 7th March. Open
daily from 2–9pm (except Fridays). Taking
place at 1, El Sherifein St., off Kasr El Nil
St. For more information please call : (02) 391
6357 or 010 667 4823
On ... in Sharm
On ... in Hurghada
... Metallica ... ZZ-TOP ... Ozzy Osborne
... and much more!
of construction paper
(red, pink, purple, green)
you now have "sweet" Valentine cards for
all your friends!
out some red, pink or purple hearts - they
should be a little bigger than the lollipops
Using green construction paper, cut out some
a message on one side of each heart.
or tape a lollipop onto the blank side of
Tape one or more leaves onto the stem of each
Underwater Camera Systems for SALE:
Pro Set including:
Camera MM2ex (black), Strobe YS120TTL,
Viewfinder 16-35mm, 2 x Wide Angle
Lense 16mm & 20mm, 2x Makro Lense
1:3 & 1:2, Color Filter 20mm,
Lense Holder, Multi Stay Set, Strobe
Arm S&S 160cm, Lense holder and
Camera Case Pelican 1500.
1x Limited Set including:
Camera MM2ex (yellow) , Strobe YS120TTL,
Viewfinder 16-35mm, Multi Stay Set,
Strobe Arm 6 and S&S Camera Bag.
For more info and price please call
: 010 546 8800. Hurghada.
GMC 95 as new, wheel drive, auto transmission,
ABS, heavy duty
suspension, elec driver seat, velour
miters, dark red metallic, central locking,
rear wiper. Please
contact Wessam El Sebai : 010 578 3697
or Dr Dia El Sebai : 012 733 3322.
Dodge Crysler, 1982 model with A/C,
power steering, central locking, electric
windows. Excellent condition, contact
012 747 2899 (Hurghada)
Dive Centre for Rent.
The centre includes:
18 metre boat with Caterpillar engine
- 250 horse power
Compressor - Power K14
50 Aluminium Bottles
Complete Diving Equipment
Boat Permission for 25 tourists
Tourist Permission for Dive Centre Operation
for 12 Months
Accommodation - 2 Studio Apartments
Total Centre Size - 350 square metres
- including newly built equipment room
PER MONTH: 3800 EUROS. For further details,
please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
for sale in Moubarak 2 area, Hurghada.
Fully furnished, 1st floor flat with
3 bedrooms. A/C, satellite TV, telephone
and automatic washing machine. Please
contact : 012 747 2899
property in El
Gouna in $35,000 to $45,000 price
range. Please contact : Mr.Thompson
for a Training
partner in sports, running, biking.
No competition. Just for fun. Running
distance from 5 km upwards……..
Biking to Gouna or Safaga, maybe more.
Please call: 0105459991
with the following specifications :
Power : 80 to 115 HP
Size : 17 to 22 feet
Polyester or semi-rigid.
Please contact : Hervé Siegrist
in El Gouna - email@example.com
hand Jeep Wrangler
wanted as soon as possible. Please contact
Andy. 010 356 4925. Hurghada.
lady required to work as Nursery
Assistant, to work with children
aged 3-4 years. Nursery experience preferred,
but not essential as full training will
be given. Salary dependent on experience.
Please contact: Marika 012 393 4407
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