Red Sea Newsletter
8th March 2004
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The Chicken Story
by Kareena Spratt
Having lived in Hurghada only a few weeks, I decided
to go to the "chicken man" - a tiny shop
with chickens, ducks and even turkeys in cages for
"chicken man" didn't speak much English,
although he did understand the word "chicken"!
So I pointed to the chickens and he asked, "Chicken?"
I nodded and he proceeded to open the cage and grab
the first chicken to hand, which went squawking
all the way to his scale. On a calculator he showed
me how much the chicken would cost - 11 Egyptian
pounds, about $1.78. He quickly whisked the chicken
to the back of the store, behind a tile partition,
where the squawking abruptly stopped! I had sealed
the fate of the chicken with a mere nod of my head!
Less than 5 minutes later he came out smiling and
holding a bag at arms length. A quick glance inside
confirmed the chicken's demise. With the body still
warm we were on our way. Upon opening the bag at
home I found that the chicken had been defeathered
and cleaned, and looked just like any other chicken
in its package sitting in the poultry section at
the supermarket! It was the freshest chicken we
had ever eaten!
is advisable that you do not open any attachement
that you were not expecting as there is now a new
intelligent spam virus doing the rounds. It can
look like the following example:
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 17:44:53 +0100
Subject: E-mail account security warning.
Dear user, the management of AnyDomain.com
mailing system wants to let you know that,
Your e-mail account has been temporary disabled
because of unauthorized access. For details
see the attach. In order to read the attach
you have to use the following password: 22005.
The AnyDomain.com team
text "AnyDomain.com" will likely be from
an address that you know, but this does not mean
it was sent from this person. This virus is a "worm"
which spreads itself through various file sharing
networks such as Kazaa and iMesh.
Opportunities at Gpnet Ltd.
Gpnet is a fast growing Internet company located
in Hurghada on the Red Sea Coast.
Our company culture is dynamic, energetic and
team-oriented. We are looking for talented professionals
to join our team - contact
us today. Opportunities are available in the
following areas: Graphic Design - Sales - Administration
- Internet Marketing Specialist.
Wreck - "Taiyong"
55 of the Newsletter we featured a newly
discovered dive site for TEC divers in Aqaba
- the barge wreck, "Taiyong".
now have more news of this site ...
It was a Container Barge owned and operated
by the Arab Shipping Co. The owner of the company,
Mr Farhan, died and the company's fortunes declined.
In 1997 the decision was taken to scuttle the
barge. This has been verified by the Aqaba Ports
Corporation and the Jordan Maritime Authority,
although it was originally thought the barge
was much older due to the nature and extent
of coral growth. Articles about the wreck have
been featured in the UK press and on the PADI
Article provided by Seastar
Image provided by Nabeel Aqbarawi, Seastar Watersports
PADI Course Director.
What's On ... in Cairo
Evening of Sufi Poetry, Music and Film
Musician Ahmed Samy will play tanboor
and lute, Cherine al Ansary will read from Rumi,
Abdallah Schleifer & Shems, and Nuri Friedlander
will read Sufi poetry. Following the reading
there will be a showing of Al Mahya, Come to
Life, a documentary film by Shems Friedlander.
Wednesday 10th March,
7pm, the Falaki Main Stage Theatre, The
American University in Cairo.
Small groups and ability levels.
In English and Arabic. Egyptian Tennis
Phone Ahmed or Jackie Hassan : 010 609
Private adult lessons and coaching also
are places on earth that are characterized by
little vegetation and rain. They are made up
of sand or rocks and gravel. Deserts cover about
one-fifth of all the land in the world.
are parts of the desert where plants grow and
water is almost always available. An oasis is
formed by a pool of water trapped between layers
of rock beneath the desert floor. The regular
water in an oasis allows people to settle in the
desert and even grow crops.
- The desert is the hottest biome on earth. However,
the desert is also a land of extremes. It can
be over 100 degrees Farenheit during the day but
below 32 degrees at night. This change is because
deserts are bare. There is little protection to
keep them from heating up in the sun and cooling
off when the sun disappears at night.
The amount of rainfall also varies. Though there
is little rain in a desert, when it does rain,
it pours. Violent rainstorms can cause flashfloods
in the desert. After a storm, the desert may not
see any rain for weeks or months.
- Desert plants may have to go without fresh water
for over a year! They also have to adjust to very
hot days and very cold nights. Some plants have
very long roots which grow in to the ground to
reach underground water sources. Some suck up
as much water as they can during the rain and
save it in their stems and leaves. Some store
the food and water underground in thick roots.
Rain brings life to the desert - shortly after
a big storm, billions of seeds come to life in
the form of flowering plants. These plants are
called ephemerals. Eight weeks after a rain, the
flowers are gone.
-There are hundreds of different animals that
live in the desert. However, most of them can
only be found at dawn or dusk because that is
when they move around. For the rest of the day,
animals bury themselves in the sand or hide beneath
rocks to keep cool. Animals that come out at night
are called nocturnal. Animals
in the desert eat plants and each other to survive.
Many feed on the roots, stems, leaves, and seeds
of plants. These animals are then eaten by bigger
animals. Some animals get enough water from their
food, but others must travel to water holes.
sale : GMC washing
washine, gas cooker,
30" Toshiba TV.
Please contact: 012 283 1020. Hurghada.
(large), arm chair with foot stool –
cream colour with teak wood (very comfy
for afternoon DVD viewing!) –
2000 LE. Please contact : Contact Jayne
010 1141 581. Hurghada.
TRV-50 Digital (NEW!),
plus Nimar housing with wide angle -
2,350 Euro. Light
System FA & MI - 330 Euro.
with lens 19-35. Plus lens 28-50. Plus
lense 100-300. Plus electronic strobe.
Package deal - 1000 Euro. For information
call: 065 444675. Hurghada.
Mares, Icelander, 7mm, Size 5
New long-john, Dacor, Size 4
Monosuit with hood, Coltri Sub,
Monosuit, Easyjet, Green/Black,
Shorty, Size 3
2 piece suit, Cressi Sub, Size
Woolly Bear, Mares, Size XL
Long-John, Size 2, Pink
2 piece, Pink/Green, Size XS
Monosuit, Protype, Size 3
For information contact: 012 563 0130
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
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: email@example.com
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
Assistant position available
starting April 7. Excellent knowledge
of English language and grammar, spoken
and written, essential. Must have good
computer skills and be proficient in
Windows XP & Microsoft Office Programs.
Web design experience will be a bonus.
Salary and part-time or full-time hours
to be discussed. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
: 2nd hand baby & children’s
in good condition. Please contact: Busy
Bees Nursery 447 314 or 010 308 3969.
is looking for a part-time
Secretary with a love for the
enviroment for the Hurghada office.
English language must be fluent, while
other languages are a bonus. Looking
for someone to start immediately. Salary
is to be discussed. Please email :
Amar or phone 012 398 8108.
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: 010 545 9991
property in El
Gouna in $35,000 to $45,000 price
range. Please contact : Mr.Thompson
required to work part-time as Nursery
speak fluent English. Nursery experience
preferred, but not essential as full
training will be given. Salary dependent
on experience. Please contact: Marika
012 393 4407. El Gouna.
hand Jeep Wrangler
wanted as soon as possible. Please contact
010 356 4925. Hurghada.
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