This morning myself and two of the other writers here took a trip to Hurghada which is about a 20 minute bus ride away from El Gouna. Hurghada is a normal Egyptian town, unlike El Gouna in which the entire town is owned by one family.
Though I'd been warned about shopping in Egypt, that I must barter and get a better price, it was an experience. We got "capture" by a mini-moghul with three shops nearly on top of each other, tiny shops located along thin streets. Anything we needed he had and he "would give us a good price". In the end I bought many things I really did not need at prices which were likely not so good. But they are lovely things which I cannot mention as some are presents for family members who might read this blog.
Here are a few photos from today's adventure! (Please note:My internet has all gone Arabic so I can no longer use spell check, so be forgiving of my spelling infractions)
This is the wind farm outside of Hurghada.
This is Mickey Mouse who also has a holiday home in Egypt, apparently.
Spices outside of a shop.
A man carving on metal cats, quite amazing. I bought two of them. The saleman for the shop was a serious slick talker. With his quick talking, he nearly got an invitation to Rome from our Italian collegaue.
Off to work now....