Continental Plaza Beach Resort
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... and allowed to return to England. An agreement was reached that the young Iranian at the centre of the problem would not be treated. A similar episode was resolved in Colonel Ghadafi’s Libya when some hostages were taken there after the shooting of PC Yvonne Fletcher. The problem this time was that Libyans in the UK were being treated badly by the authorities following the shooting. A help line was set up in the UK so that Libyans could have their grievances ...
Only a 4 1/2 hour flight, arrive earlier than normal so a couple of hours sunlight left. Interesting journey via taxi to the hotel, which included having to get out of it as we got grounded on a sleeping policeman! Hotel is very spread out, nice gardens. First rooms not to good but the girls manage secure new ...
... so I guess we disappointed them.
We wondered the length of the beach looking for the "public" beach area. On the way, we found a sign for "Happy Hour" from noon to 1pm. After more wandering we found the "public" beach. But by that time it was noon....so we went back to our first find - HAPPY Hour - and had some Egyptian beers with some ...
... however, generally lifts my spirits, and thankfully there's plenty of it at the huge breakfast buffet at the hotel. I'm thankful for a full belly as we begin our drive northward across the Sinai peninsula. What a barren, treacherous terrain. No wonder the Israelites, whilst wandering in this area, said, "hey, Moses. You know, life as pharaoh's slaves really isn't so bad. Whaddya say we head back?"
In my current mood, I'm ready to head back to the greenery ...
... tends to brighten up your mood somewhat ;-)
Then came a funny thing – there was another girl with a big backpack in front of me as we came out of the airport and a taxi driver was waiting for her. Seeing me looking around in that helpless tourist way, especially when you can’t read anything, he said he’s going to take me to my hotel on the way to dropping her off. I thought it might be safer with someone else, particularly as I was getting off ...
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