Shopping, mezzas and smoking a shisha in Naama Bay
Trip Start Aug 30, 2006
42Trip End Jul 16, 2007
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After a nice sleep in our air conditioned room we woke up to beautiful sunshine.
We then caught a taxi to Naama Bay - about 10 minutes away. This is where all the shops and restaurants are. A real tourist area.
We had just got out of the taxi a guy approached us and asked Fiona to "sign his book". She agreed and before we knew it we were sitting in his perfume shop. He was very friendly - talking about our trip, signing his book for luck, his new shop that he just opened. He offered us Egyptian tea and went through his sales pitch about his "pure perfumes".
After about 20 minutes we ended up buying a small bottle of perfume each. Mine was a copy of Ralph Lauren's "Romance".
Finally we escaped the shop. We walked another few steps and then another guy approached us. "Please come to my shop so I can give you my business card. Just have a look. No need to buy. I just opened my new shop. You will give me luck". YEAH RIGHT!! This time we just said "NO" and kept walking.
IMPRESSION: I only saw guys working, in the shops, restaurants, hotel, tours. Everywhere. Strange. I saw ONE female making bread in a restaurant and a some in the airport.
It was so hot we had to go back to our hotel to relax by the pool and work on our tan.
IMPRESSION: Guys offering to buy us as wives for Camels. One even offered a camel, a helicopter and 4 cars. Too funny
Home for bed at 11pm. And then the hard decision of what to wear for cairo the next day. Hmm how to stay cool in the heat without offending anyone.