Movenpick Resort El Quseir
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Well i am going to take advantage of the fact that we actually have internet. We are floating at our night dive spot somewhere in the red sea and as I have opted out of the night dive. About half the group including Steve is down there looking for Spanish Dancers. You non divers will just have to google that! We had a ong drive from Aswan across the Eastern Desert to Port Ghalib where we boarded the Emperor Elite. The ride ...
... again even though it was a sea day.
Debbies lecture this morning was on Civitavecchia (Rome). There is so much history there.
Time for a cuppa & then off to Choir Practise.
Oh how I am enjoying Choir.
It is a ton of fun and we are enjoying the songs.
We sang for over an hour & missed lunch as there was another lecture on Naples.
We have booked tours at both ...
... the caves don't really go deeper than 5m, Ruben pointed out that you couldn't get a better introduction to cave diving and he was right.
It was awesome swimming into small caverns in the reef table and then emerging into shallow, open lagoons cut out of the coral.
We found a beautiful nudibranch, which was exciting and we also saw a banded snake eel hunting one of the worms that lives in the sand, which was really cool.
After almost an hour of squeezing ...
... New Year's Eve.
The larger hotel had a big party with a band and dancer's and the whole deal. It was a bit cheesy but it was a party so we all had a lot to drink, a little to dance, and a lot of fun. It was also really interesting to people watch at this high priced hotel in the middle of nowhere. There was a lot of Hawaiian shirts, tight little dresses, and bad dancing!
The next day we splurged on a morning of scuba diving in a completely secluded reef. It ...
After a day on the road we arrived at St Pauls monestary. We were lucky that the monestary was still open and the lovely monks showed us around after giving us hibuscus tea. The monestary dates to the fifth century and was founded in memory of one of Egypt's greatest saints and anchorites, who is said to have lived in a cave over which it was built for a period of some eighty years. ...