I arrived in El Gouna yesterday morning dead tired after an overnight flight from Johannesburg. I thought you'd all enjoy a small tour of my home for the next month.
Here is the view from my verandah, looking out at the lagoon and the beach which I've decided is mine.
I took this out on my walk this morning. My "house" is the last one in that row of burnt orange buildings.
This is my verandah.
My room is the downstairs one in the middle.
I saw this on my walk and it made me laugh. I think this "protected by law" mangrove plant is quite lonely. I think all of these lagoons are human-made, likely man-made, there doesn't seem to be any Egyptian women here, not sure where they are. Not exactly sure how this mangrove plant got here but 1) it is alone and 2) it is protected by law.
The life guard chair at the beach. Looks a bit like a king's chair...pharoah I guess.
The beach for other people. They rake it.
The houses here are fascinating. I know nothing about architecture, though of course I'll soon be an expert since Giant Teenager No. 1 has been accepted into the architecture programme at the Univeristy of Botswana (!!yay!!). I think the house here are lovely. I intend to find out more about them. I'll let you know what I uncover.
So that's it for now. So far we are four writers: me, an Italian woman, a British/Sri Lankan via Cape Town woman and a man from Wales.
My Egyptian adventure has begun!!