Hurghada, Egypt

6 Jul

Having just returned for Egypt with little to do before I return to work tomorrow I have selected a few photographs from my trip to share on my blog.

I was fortunate enough to swim with dolphins in the wild and explore the coral reefs. We also went quad biking, camel trekking, watched the sunset over the mountains in the dessert before doing some star gazing. Seeing how people survive/seem to live quite happily in the dessert was very interesting. My photographs show some of the people who live in the dessert. They weave bags, rugs and scarves to sell to tourists in order to buy basic supplies for their village.

The extremes between rich and poor were very evident in Egypt. We saw expensive luxurious hotel resorts, golf courses and an American built marina with an array of very costly boats, around the corner from the marina was a fish market. The stench at the market was horrific, with an abundance of flies and very skinny malnourished cats. A lot of Hurghada where we were situated was a mix of 5* hotels surrounded by tumble down ruins, partially constructed buildings and litter.

If I return to Egypt it will be to visit the ancient historical sites at Luxor, the pyramids, Cairo and to take a trip on the Nile.

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