Red Sea Newsletter
31st May 2004
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Types of Expats - What Type Are You?!
The Closet Depressive - By day this expat is cheery
as a spring flower; at home, alone, when the windows
and doors are shut, she stares at the floor thinking
about how wonderful it is to be in a new culture.
. The closet lies to herself about her situation
until she actually convinces herself of an international
The Cultural Pluralist - The cultural pluralist
is always open to new experiences, new foods, and
new people. She is learning the language and developing
extended conversations with taxi cab drivers and
juice bar owners. She is the sort that you sometimes
hope is a closet depressive.
The Drifter - She decided to take a year abroad
because it "looked like a good option at the
time." She finds herself sometimes wandering
aimlessly about the streets, not really committed
to any particular plan or agenda. She is just as
happy to meet a local as another foreigner. In the
back of her mind she believes in fate and destiny,
though she may just shrug her shoulders about this
if confronted. She hopes that something greater
than she has pulled her here. Around every corner
she is waiting for that force of destiny to manifest
itself in a convincing way. The drifter is your
friend, but she is everyone's friend as well, because
she is secretly searching for meaning, and wondering
if she can find it with you, or with the person
next to you.
4. The Escapee - The escapee wasn't necessarily
living a crumbling life in the poor corner of town
before shipping off to Egypt. Usually the escapee
was just bored. He longed for something unusual
and different. For the first several months, the
escapee, being immersed in freshness of culture,
sees life anew. In time, however, these audiovisual
stimulations fade. On the inside, emptiness is brewing.
When the culture no longer fascinates, the escapee
longs to escape again. It is in his nature.
The Oil Guy - The oil guy has been transferred here
by his company. He is housed by his company in a
big apartment, and is given a company car to drive,
probably a new Jeep Cherokee or Ford Explorer, at
least a 2002 model. The oil guy makes a load of
money, and outfits his home with all the comforts
of satellite television, VCR and giant flat-screen
TV, maids, and the like. He can count on his hand
the total number of Arabic words he speaks. He is
naturally happy and at ease, though sometimes a
to be continued!
secret is out ... the new Hard Rock Cafe in
Hurghada will be located between the Grand Resort
and Samaka Hotel. We have been informed by the
Construction Manager that it will be ready to
open in 2 or 3 months. Apart from the cafe itself,
there will also be an outside area with pool
with poolbar and a dry area.
Stop Flights to Montreal
as from June 1st, EgyptAir will operate non-stop
flights to Montreal.
The carrier will operate two weekly flights
on Tuesday and Thursday during the summer schedule
which lasts until the end of the summer.
Flights to the Gulf
the summer holidays are fast approaching EgyptAir
has decided to increase its flights to some
Gulf countries and to resume some of the routes
that were recently cancelled. Effective as from
the first of May, a third weekly flight has
been added to Bahrain. It has also added two
more daily flights to Kuwait raising the total
regular scheduled flights to fourteen a week.
Imagine a place where your children can
spend the day and breathe fresh air, play
in the sun, run, scream, paint, draw, learn
to make objects out of clay and wood, and
much, much more ... that is Fagnoon.
is one of the rare places in Cairo where
both parents and children can take a break
and spend a few unforgettable hours away
from the city’s loud noise and pollution.
word “Fagnoon” itself is a combination
of two words - Fonoon (art) and Gonoon (wild).
It is a place for families to play, run,
dance, paint, draw, as well as trying out
a bouquet of crafts including pottery, word
carpentry, agriculture, baking, jewelry
making, iron smithy and much more. Fagnnon
has become a place where one can freely
express themselves and develop both artistic
and creative talents.
are given the freedom to chose what they
want to do from the workshops available.
They can paint on walls, play with clay
or enjoy the freedom of the vast playgrounds
giving them the chance to mess around without
getting into trouble. There are also two
huge monkey bars for children to play on
and a small green house to visit. Children
can choose to ride on the back of a horse,
a donkey or sometimes a camel. Although
visitors have freedom to do as they wish,
if they need help they can ask the supervisors
for assistance at any time.
are allowed to bring their own food and
drink for a picnic, though they can also
buy Feteer (pancakes) with honey or cheese
to eat at the facility. However, parents
can also try bread-making in a traditional
brick oven and then enjoy their freshly
Fagnoon was founded
by Mohamed Allam, an artist who had a vision
of having an ideal society where there is
freedom of expression, respect for the environment
and respect for one another.
is open daily from morning till sunset.
To reach Fagnoon from the Pyramids Road,
turn on the Maryoutiya Canal towards Saqqara.
Fagnoon is 12.5 kilometers down the canal.
If one is traveling by public transport,
take a microbus in the direction of Saqqara
and ask the driver for a drop you off at
Sabil Umm Hashem. If one is coming from
the Mounib Ring Road, take the Badrashein-
Maryoutiya exit. From this point it is 9.5
kilometers to Fagnoon. One of the things
one will notice just before arriving is
a bridge named after Nobel prize winner
Ahmed Zuweil over the canal. There is an
entry fee per child. Parents do not pay
a charge unless they are taking part.
1st floor in El Opour City, Nacer City,
beside Alfa Market, Cairo. 130 square
metres. Super luxury with telephone
& private entrance. Price 165,000
LE. Please contact Mr Gamal Elraay.
010 601 5514. firstname.lastname@example.org
(upper floor) in Kafr El Gouna, El Gouna
resort. Two bedrooms, 1 full bathroom,
1 guest bathroom, open kitchen, large
reception, balcony. Overlooks the sea
and Club House. Including A/Cs and possibly
almost new furniture. Please call :
010 500 0625.
Les Petites Nursery, El Gouna, is looking for a female from overseas who can speak & read English or an Egyptian English Teacher. For an appointment please call: 012 393 4407 or 065 549702/03 ext 2225.
|Wanted - Home in El Gouna. Looking to purchase or rent a villa/house in El Gouna. Furnished or unfurnished. Please contact: Wendy 012 243 9945
Dive Club & Hotel is looking for
2 young, dynamic SALES
PERSONS to join our busy Reservation
Office in Sharm el Sheikh, South Sinai.
The applicants must have: Minimum 2
years travel sales experience /Ability
to work within a team/Excellent communications
skills/Basic computer skills –
MS word, Excel, Outlook/Licensed to
Scuba Dive/ Native English with a 2nd
language preferred/ Native German with
English requested. Please send applications
by Email to: email@example.com,
or call 069/600 046.
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