7.26.2010

Egyptian Diaries

 After one week in Egypt I'm back home full of memories and stories to tell. I spent the best part of the weekend looking through all the pics (more than 3000), sorting, making a best of folder then making a best of the best folder. I decided that there is no way I can squeeze everything into one little post so get ready for Egyptian week on Gypsy*Diaries! :)
 
I traveled with my mum and sis this time. We stayed in the Sunrise Le Jardin in Hurghada (one of the 2 main resort areas of Egypt, the other one being Sharm El Sheikh), I'm not gonna start moaning but I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. It looks great on pics, but in reality it was dirty, the food was awful, you had to stand in line for everything... (not to mention that there was no internet!!!) overall I was not impressed. The hotel had a nice garden and an OK beach, but the best part was definitely the amazing coral reef in front of the hotel with all kinds of beautiful colorful fish (some of them bigger than me! :) But more on diving and snorkeling in another post later this week!! (I bought an under water camera :)

The problem with North Africa is that your lodging options are very limited. Most people (like us) stay in these monstrous 500+ room, overcrowded hotels full of drunk tourists getting high on the all inclusive fun... but did I not say I will not moan??? 

Overall it was a fantastic vacation and I can't wait to show you all the pics I made in Cairo, Luxor and all the amazing places we have visited. Now sitting at my desk looking at the rain outside I can't even believe anymore that a few days ago I was lying on the beach... huh.... here are some of the beach fun pics we took, I hope you'll get more sunshine today than I do! :)

To be continued...






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38 comments:

minnja said...

Beautiful:))) This post makes me wanna go on holiday:))

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Missy said...

i love the fisrt pic!!!!! so cute!!!!!hahaha

Laura said...

I love first pic...nice post and place, I also want seaaaaa...

Tesa said...

nice photos! you make me jealous! :)
xx

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Diana Mieczan said...

Welcome back,sweetie:) I cant wait to hear all about your trip:) Im crazy about the top photo...So cute:)

Have a relaxing Monday and see you soon:)

Lynzy said...

Gorgeous! Welcome back love <3

That first picture is so adorable.

xo Lynzy
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BaCreando said...

Yessssssss nice pictures !!
I love Egypst sea !!

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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

A warm welcome back, my lovely!
Nice to see you looking so happy, vibrant and bouncing;-)

Pamela said...

Lucky, lucky, lucky you!!!

It looks marvelous just with these pics alone.

jemina said...

Looks so FUN!!!!! thanks for sharing these pics dear Gabby, can't wait to see more!!! xoxo

Cara said...

Looks like you had a BLAST! I want to go! I want to go!!
<3

Mila said...

Oh wow,great photos.Amazing place!!

Pretty Pleased said...

Oh I love travelling with the girls! Looks beautiful and I love your polka dot bikini:)
MC
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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

great photos, looks like you had such a beautiful time!!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Well you are right that it looks like fun!
I have never been to N. Africa and to be perfectly honest is scares me a bit- I have been to S. Africa (twice) and Swaziland but never in the north- Did you have any vibes of danger?

Not a Paper Cup said...

Wow..cool blog.how lucky to work in Egypt! what an amazing opportunity. Jealous :)

Chiara said...

The pictures are amazing! Looks like you had tons of fun!!
I agree on the 500+ people resorts being a little much, they lose the personal touch....
BTW love the polka dot bikini!!

xoxo

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Mary said...

Soooo beautiful!!!!

Mary xo
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Bella said...

Welcome Home.

Glad you had a fun trip despite your accommodations. Can't wait to hear about your diving experiences. And MORE PHOTOS, cant get enough.

feli said...

love it

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Zara said...

So beautiful! I can't wait for the rest of Egypt Week! :D

tash said...

Yes please! Traveling is such a love of mine! I'm originally from Australia and am now living in LA... I'm wondering where my next journey will take me! Thanks for the inspiration!

xo tash

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C'est La Vie said...

i'm so glad you had a good time! i'm going to go to Egypt one day, i tell ya!

Blicious said...

EGYPT?!?!? omg sounds dreamy!!

i love jumping pics. hehe

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goodbadnfab@gmail.com said...

amazing pictures! you look so happy!

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Efrutik said...

I was just thinking not to long ago, whether it was a vacation or a permanent move! Haven't heard from you in a bit. Glad you had a good time. Definitely post the pics with your impressions :)

Cheers,

Efrutik

TOPCOAT said...

Gorgeous photos! I wish to go see Egypt one day!
Can't wait for the continuation.. :)

xx
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alyssa said...

that looks beautiful!!! im so so jealous. you lucky girl. im dreaming of my next vacation in Egypt. post more photos!!!! xx. alyssa

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Beckerman Girls said...

WOW!!! I have always wanted to go to Egypt! Can't wait to see all your travel pics! And by the way, love how you elastic banded your ponytail! So cute and perfect for the beach!
Love,
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Elle Sees said...

such a banging bod! lucky you!

Sunny & Star said...

It is so amazing that you where in Eygpt. I would love to go there so much. Hopefully one day I will get to travel to all of the places that I want to go to. The pictures were great. It sounds like you had an exciting time. Snorkling!!!

e+a said...

The resort looks amazing!! Hope you had fun.
XOXO,
e + a

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Lori said...

this looks amazing, i've always wanted to go to egypt!!

...look closer

Claudia Montanari said...

The resort is wonderful... great blog! I follow you!!

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D e g a i n e said...

your trip looks amazing Gabby!!! What I would do to lie on a beach all day every day!!! xo

Fashion-Resort! said...

your rayban looks great on you

johanna said...

This sounds GREAT. Ohh do you like outfit posts? Take a look on my blog and maybe we vould follow each other?

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Anonymous said...

I will be your frequent visitor, that's for sure. pain relief

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