Hurghada… it’s all about the pomegranates

Photo One: This is the view from my hotel room. Yeah I got to stay in this beautiful location nbd.

 

Photo Two: We spent a lot of time relaxing by the pool or hanging out at the beach. It was very relaxing. However it was interesting traveling with young kids that always need to be entertained.

 

Photo Three: We went to a marketplace. Everyone and their brother was selling souvenirs and spices. One merchant offered Annie 6,000 camels for my hand in marriage. Luckily she didn’t accept the offer.

 

Photo Four: We took a day trip to Luxor and saw the Kartak Temple. It was really cool and covered in hieroglyphics and huge Egyptian statues. It embodied what you think of as stereotypical Egyptian architecture.

 

Photo Five: This is one part of the Karnak Temple.

 

Photo Six: We went to a local “factory” where they make things out of alabaster. All of those pots and things are handmade.

 

Photo Seven: Here is my host family by the Red Sea with the sand castle and pyramids that we built. Elliot was also “burying” kings all around because we had seen the Valley of the Kings the day before.

 

Photo Eight: William and I went on a desert safari. We got to take a short camel ride. Unfortunately I started mine off by falling off the camel. Yes it is quite scary when you are not completely on a cable and it starts to get up anyways. That kind of put a damper on the whole experience, but it still cool to say I have ridden a camel.

 

Photo Nine: Here are some of the bedouin people that let us ride their camels. They are headed home for the night.

 

Photo Ten: Our flight home was delayed 36 hours. We spent all of Tuesday waiting in the Hurghada airport and trying to stay entertained. Let me tell you I don’t recommend finishing all of your books before having to spend all day in the Hurghada airport…

 

Observations:

*Egyptian men don’t take no for an answer and keep pestering you. They always ask why you don’t want to buy from them.

*There are no magazines or books sold in the Hurghada airport and the area around Grand Resort.

*The French stole the recipe for perfume from the Egyptians.

*There are MANY different businesses called Aladdin.

 

Words:

granatäpplen (pomegranates)

semester (vacation)

trasiga planet (broken plane)

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