One of the things I love to do with in Hurghada is go bowling before I go out clubbing. There seems to be a dead time in the middle of the day. The fantastic thing is that the bowling centre there was recently upgraded and it is much nicer now. The problem is they do not serve food there yet, but the location is always fun and the music is good.Related to:
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Amusement Park - tea time
We had a break and resting in a traditional bedouine tents which offering enjoyable refreshing. It was extremelly hot and sunny day with the temperature over 40 C degrees and this tents were real saviour. The bedouins offered hot tea, cold water and very tastfull fancy bread. Those who wanted could enjoy in smoking shisha, flavored tobacco in which the smoke is passing through water basin before inhalation. Waterpipe called narghile or shisha is traditional way of smoking in Arab culture.
Amusement Park - dinner and entertaining
Dinner was pretty good and tastefull, as a matter of fact it was above all my expectations. There was plenty of grilled meat, fresh vegetables and small bread cakes, prepared in fron of our eyes. Each table got small grill in order to keep meat warm for long. We couldnt get wine but the beer was bad either.
The best part, at least to me, were traditional Arab dances after dinner, starting with the inevitable belly dancers. However, belly dancers could be a bit boring because I saw too many of them in almost every occasion wherever have spend the evening. Dervish dancers were very good and most sttractive part of the evening.
Amusement Park - Pharmacy and Zoo
The local pharmacist was a very talkative guy who introduced us in the secrets of the traditional bedouin healings. It is based on the creams and pomades produced out of desert vegetations. Most of the creams, as the guy told us, have miraculous and instant effect. Since I have spinal problems have bought a cream which later on had help me alot but unfortunatelly this positive effect doesnt last for long.
Amusement Park - Keffiyeh
"Keffiyeh", also known as "Ghutrah" is a traditional Arab headdress, fashioned from a square usually cotton scarf. It protect from direct sun exposure aswell to protecting the mouth an eyes from blown dust and sand. It is usually black and white or red and white, and colours indicating the tribe or origins of people. Palestinian and Syrian is characteristic for the red and white stripes.
Some ladies from our group were pretty skillfull with keffiyeh, helping other s to put it on the heads.
Amusement Park - Camels riding
I didnt take any photo of so-called camels riding, it was the biggest forgery of all. There were only a few camels, five or six if I remember, and the route was no longer then 100 meters and back. Didn't ask for the price but even if paying one euro only it is far too much.
Amusement park - fake beduine village
This is so-called beduin village where nobody lives, it look alike poor copy of stage for a cheap movie. The low paid statists are all around, working from 9am - 5pm and barelly waiting to go their homes after spending long and boring day in the "office". Oh yes, this village has zoo and pharmacy shop. Zoo is for free but visiting pharmacy could cost you money, especially if attracted by the "miraculous" medicaments.
Hurghada is typical touristy place situated right on the shore of a Red Sea. It is fast growing town with over a million of inhabitants. There isnt much to see around, huge hotel complexes dominating all over the place, especially along the shore. The town itself is totally inattractive offering few sights only. The town centre is huge shopping area, pretty much in total disorder and not very clean. To be honest, I didnt like it at all.
Things to do in Hurghada
The main activity in Hurghada is to lie on a sunlounge all day but for those who want some activity there are snorkelling trips, dive trips and a mini-submarine - information regarding these should be available in most hotels and courtesy buses will pick you upRelated to:
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4 WHEEL IN THE DESSERT
TAKE A TRIP TO BEDUINS IN THE DESSERT WHIT A 4 WHEEL DRIVE, THE COOLEST THING I´V DONE.
Pick up by the hotel, and then 4 wheel bike through the Sahara dessert to the Beduins. There you will enjoy a dinner, camel ride, beduin show and a BEAUTIFUL sunset.Related to:
Get acquainted with Hurghada
There is really not much to see apart from few Mosques. I also liked the gardens of Hotel Grand, the first luxurious hotel in the area.
The town itself is something I’ve have never seen before. It is new but already old. Saying that, I meant that the facades of the new houses are already worn out. I don’t know weather it has something to do with the poor building quality or the fact that it is completely surrounded by the desert. However, it looks much nicer in the night as those things were hidden by the dark.
Treat yourself at the Spa
I loved using spa facilities at my hotel. It was 50 euros for the whole week. What a good spent moneyit was! I don't want to bother any of you with a range of facilities tha spa had, I just want to tell you that the treatments were not included in the price.
Or get lazy by the pool
I prefered to stay by the pool ( I have the beach at home ). t was beautiful, never crowded as the pool was huge, all in all, about 5000 square metars large. Everything was there for the perfect relaxsation: the bars (one in the pool), the restaurants, enough towels, jacuzzi...
Get lazy by the beach
Hurghada's Red Sea beaches are well known for the nice sand and clear hot water. The chanches that your hotel will have its own private beach are high so you will end up enjoying the crowedless heaven. More energetic persons can do some of the water sports on offer.
Did you know that all camels in Egypt are called Oscar? At least that's what somebody told us. Anyway, we tried to verify it and we got in the habit of asking each camel's owner about his pet's name. They did answer 'Oscar' but I'm still unconvinced. We also asked one of the camel owners where he kept the animal overnight. He laughed and said 'in the hotel', but one day we saw a big track full of camels, which were transported into the town early in the morning. I guess they are then distributed all over Hurghada, like morning papers in Europe, and return in the same way to where they belong in the evening.
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